Trophy treasured

Geoff Edgar, from Outram, at the Otago-Southland beef competition at the Alliance Group's Mataura...
Geoff Edgar, from Outram, at the Otago-Southland beef competition at the Alliance Group's Mataura plant. Photo supplied.
When Outram stock agent and farmer Geoff Edgar won the Doug Lindsay Memorial Trophy in the annual Otago-Southland beef competition, he admitted it gave him ''a bit of a kick''.

Mr Edgar described the late Taieri cattleman as a ''grand old gentleman''. He had learnt a lot from him.

Mr Edgar received the trophy for winning champion on the hoof with a Limousin steer, which was described as having tremendous quality and finish. He also won reserve champion on the hoof with another Limousin steer.

Limousin cattle did well in competitions as they were double-muscled and lean and tended to score well, he said. He bought good weaner calves and ''fed them really well''.

The competition attracted more than 40 entries, with hoof judging by Mark Cuttance, from PGG Wrightson, and carcass judging by senior staff at Alliance Group's Mataura beef plant.

The overall champion and winner of the Alan Dodd Trophy was Evan Ferris from Waikaia.

Hoof results. - Class 1: Tim Grant (Milton), Limousin steer 1, B. and J. Gray (Owaka), Maine Anjou cross Gelbvieh heifer 2; N.R. and J.L. Dodd (Wyndham), Murray Grey heifer 3. Class 2: Geoff Edgar (Outram), Limousin steer 1 and reserve champion, D. Nicol (Outram), composite steer 2, C. Sayer (Gore), Limousin heifer 3. Class 3: Geoff Edgar, Limousin steer 1 and champion (Doug Lindsay Trophy), S. and C. Clearwater (Lumsden), Limousin steer 2, C. and J. Phillips (Tuatapere), Limousin heifer 3.

Carcass results. - Class 1: Tim Grant (Milton) 1, W. and S. Muir (Wyndham) 2, C. and J. Phillips (Tuatapere) 3.

Class 2: E. Ferris (Waikaia) 1, R. and J. Johnstone (Outram) 2, C. Sayer (Gore).

Class 3: L. and J. Bowmar (Wyndham) 1, S. and C. Clearwater 2, Geoff Edgar 3. Best native bred: Alan Mathieson (Clinton) 1, Reaby Downs (Gore) 2, B. and J. Gray 3. Best new entrant: C. Sayer.


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