The Royal Melbourne Beef Carcase competition has this year seen Longerenong College being named Grand Champions of the Beef Carcase Competition for the third consecutive year. The College takes home the prestigious and highly sought after trophy and bragging rights, and is thrilled to be involved in Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event, the Royal Melbourne Show.
The Weekly Times Livestock Pavilion plays host to Victoria’s beef industry throughout the competition. Producers, brokers and industry body representatives are in attendance to celebrate the contribution breeds make to Victorian agriculture. The competition provides participants with the opportunity to network with industry peers and benchmark the quality of their livestock.
The Royal Melbourne Show Beef Carcase Competition delivers an exceptional exhibitor experience, with the highest calibre of judges, exhibitor facilities and results technology. Longerenong students who participate in the Sow Steer team have spent months preparing and nurturing the animals for this competition.
The winning steer was bred and prepared at Longerenong College by staff and students. This result is testament of the support the College has from a number of studs throughout the state. The winning animal was sired by a Beefmaker bull via semen donated by breeders Tom and Olivia Lawson, Yea.
Manager of Academic Programs and Show Steer Coordinator Mr Barry Ray was at the ceremony to accept the prestigious award. Mr Ray said “This award is just rewards for all the time and effort put in throughout the year. This award is testament to our successful cattle breeding program.”