Congratulations to Unity College Murray Bridge for their significant success at this years Royal Adelaide Show in classes across the Led Steer and School Wether Competition.
This is our first year working on the feeding program with the Unity College Team. Well done to Deb Zimmerman and Chloe Trotta and the student team for their attention to detail with their team of Animals this show season.
Special mention for the clean up in the Wool and Meat Value class and Most Valued Fleeces class with one super Wether team.
2023 Adelaide Show Results – UNITY COLLEGE
BEEF TEAM – ALL RESULTS
2023 Led Steer on Hoof Results
SAYBB School Paraders competition – Friday 1 September
Entered on this day were;
Krista Flack – Novice Class
Bailee Purvis – Intermediate Class
Kali Hincks – Experienced Class
Kali Hincks was placed 3rd in her class
TFI Selections – Saturday 2 September
Unity College Steer selected by TFI;
Charolais ‘Bobby’ from Caithness Charolais, Shirley Barker and Emma Kerrigan from Mount Barker – led by Bailee Roberts
Led Steer Hoof Judging (both Breeders and Schools) – Sunday 3 September
In the LIGHTWEIGHT class our Black Angus steer (Matty) from Granite Ridge took 🥈 2nd Place with our handler Kali Hincks.
In the HEAVY class our Limousin (Tookie or Duncan as we know him) from Knockando was awarded a 🥇1st Place in the school class and then when put back in the ring with the Breeder steers of the same weight was awarded RESERVE CHAMPION. The Limousin handler was Alecia Bormann.
In the EXPORT class our caramel Charolais (Bobby) from Caithness Charolais was also awarded a 🥇1st Place in the school class and then when put back in the ring with the Breeder steers of the same weight was awarded RESERVE CHAMPION. The Charolais handler was Bailee Roberts.
Then it was time for the cross-breed steers to compete, school steers directly along the breeders. Our Simmental x Angus (Trevor) from Lancaster Simmentals’ weight was in the EXPORT class and he placed 4th with handler Taya Bormann.
Then the sisters Alecia and Taya Bormann were called back into the ring for the handler comp with about 16 others. Well done to them both and with Alecia being awarded 4th in the handler comp.
The final announcement was THE MOST PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL through ATASA and Unity College’s Beef team received 5th place amongst over 30 schools this year.
Reserve Champion on Hoof HEAVY class – Limousin ‘Tookie’ from Knockando Beef Cattle, Stephen and Robyn Vivian from Mannum – led by Alecia Bormann
Reserve Champion on Hoof EXPORT class – Charolais ‘Bobby’ from Caithness Charolais, Shirley Barker and Emma Kerrigan from Mount Barker – led by Bailee Roberts
2023 Led Steer on Hook Results (Carcase) – presented Wednesday Evening 6 September
1st Place – Schools Light Domestic on Hook – Angus “Matty”, Granite Ridge, The Finlay Family
1st Place – Schools Best Black Angus Carcase – Angus “Matty”, Granite Ridge, The Finlay Family (THE ANGUS AUSTRALIA, SA COMMITTEE PRIZE BEST BLACK ANGUS CARCASE)
4th Place – Light Domestic (Eating Quality – amongst Schools and Breeders) – Angus “Matty”, Granite Ridge, The Finlay Family
5th Place – Export (Eating Quality – amongst Schools and Breeders) – Simmental x Angus “Trevor”, Lancaster Simmentals, The Cartledge Family
3rd Place THE PRINCESS ROYAL STATION PRIZE PREMIER SCHOOL AWARD for our three steers (Angus, Charolais and SimxAngus)
- Best 3 hoof & hook combined scores
- Minimum 2 steers from class 501
- Points for Grand Parade
- Points for whole performance, including paperwork, steer display and attitude
THE SPENCE DIX & CO AND THE PPH&S PRIZE SCHOOL ENTERING THE HIGHEST SCORING STEER ON HOOF & HOOK – Charolais “Bobby”, Caithness Charolais, Shirley Barker and Emma Kerrigan
THE PETER LINTERN MEMORIAL AWARD BREEDER OF THE HIGHEST SCORING SCHOOL STEER ON HOOF AND HOOK – Charolais “Bobby”, Caithness Charolais, Shirley Barker and Emma Kerrigan
School Merino Wether Competition – Wednesday 6 September
77 teams 40 schools
1st Prize – The Australian Wool Network Prize Three Most Valued Fleeces – UNITY TEAM 1 $491.05
3rd Prize – The Highest Weight Gain by a Group – UNITY TEAM 2
1st Prize – The John Rothwell Perpetual Shield and the Mutooroo Pastoral Company Prize Supreme School Merino Wether Exhibit – Overall Meat & Wool Value – UNITY TEAM 1