Outram breeders win trophy for best carcass

Otago-Southland beef carcass competition convener Barry Gray and Alan Dodd Trophy winner Jean...
Otago-Southland beef carcass competition convener Barry Gray and Alan Dodd Trophy winner Jean Johnstone among entries in the competition. Photo by Gordon Kilkerr.
Outram Limousin breeders Rob and Jean Johnstone have been awarded the Alan Dodd Trophy for the champion carcass in the annual Otago-Southland beef carcass competition.

The competition, which attracted 32 entries, was held at the Alliance Group's Mataura plant with hoof judging by Mark Cuttance, from PGG Wrightson, and hook judging by Mervyn Wilson, of the Alliance Group.

Mr and Mrs Johnstone enjoyed a clean sweep in the intermediate export sections of the competition with their Limousin heifer entries placing first, second and third in both the hoof and hook judging. They also won champion and reserve champion carcass.

Willie and Sharon Muir, from Wyndham, won champion on the hoof with their Limousin cross Montbeliarde Holstein steer and were awarded the Doug Lindsay Memorial Trophy.

Mr and Mrs Muir also received an award for the most valuable animal on the day.

Mr and Mrs Johnstone received an award for owner-bred animal with the highest points and Bob Neill was named best new entrant.

Hoof results:Junior export: S.H. Andrews and Son, Ranfurly 1, Lindsay and Jo Bowmar (Wyndham) 2, B.T. and E.J. Gray (Owaka) 3.

Intermediate export: R.L. and J.M. Johnstone (Outram) 1, 2 and 3.

Senior export: Willie and Sharon Muir (Wyndham) 1, S.

and C. Clearwater (Lumsden) 2 and 3.

Hook results:Best of British sired: F.G. and S.L. McKenzie (Eastern Bush) 1, B.T. and E.J. Gray 2, Rockley Farm (Te Anau) 3.

Junior export: C. and J. Phillips (Tuatapere) 1 and 2, Rockley Farm 3.

Intermediate export: R.L. and J. M. Johnstone 1, 2 and 3.

Senior export: Evan Ferris (Waikaia) 1, W.R. Neill (Oamaru) 2 and 3.


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