Beef Central | James Nason, August 8, 2019

The winners came from a field of 889 cattle entered across the four sections this year, the largest number of entries since 2015 according to the RNA, a strong indication of the value in which the feedback and data obtained from the competition is held even in the middle of a severe drought gripping vast tracts of eastern Australia.

The RNA Paddock to Palate competition is three-phased, comprising best aggregate weight gain; a carcase competition and an MSA eating quality competition, while the 2018/19 Wagyu Challenge is four-phased, finishing in a beef taste off judged by some of Queensland’s top chefs.

A pen of Angus cross cattle bred by Russell Pastoral Company at Champion Station near Blackall built on a strong performance in the weight gain section to finish third overall in the 100 day export class.

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