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ROYAL SHOW
Irrabina 1st Cross Galloway Steer


Champion Led Lightweight Steer
Reserve Champion Lightweight Carcase


372kgs live
204.5kgs Dressed
Score 87
Maximum points pH and P8 Fat

2013 ROYAL EASTER SHOW
Irrabina Galloway Steer
G5

Sired by: Irrabina QT Covenanter E4

Virtual Taste Test Score
3rd Place

The Virtual Taste Test isn't an easy competition to win, with the winner based on the highest score calculated from the carcase's Meat Standards Australia (MSA) grading assessments.

The score is calculated to reflect the predicted eating quality of a range of cuts from the carcase. To receive a Virtual Taste Test Score, carcases need to have a pH of less than 5.70 and a minimum rib fat depth of 3mm.

The Irrabina steer had a pH of 5.31 and a rib fat depth of 4.

Maximum points P8 Fat, Rib Fat and pH

 

Galloway cattle are excellent converters of feed and will marble off grass.

They are gentle on the land, docile, easy to manage and ideal for small holdings.

These 4 steers were scanned mid winter and as Irrabina is not fattening country, they'd lost 1/2 their condition.

They came into winter at 4 - 5mm fat cover. However, the scanning results confirm the marbling ability of Galloway
cattle as the marbling score ratio to rib and P8 fat cover is high. In Spring, these steers had much higher EMA and
marble scores.

Averages:   Rib Fat  2.5   P8 Fat  1.5   EMA  48.5   Marble  3.2   Weight  350kgs

Irrabina Galloways
Scanned August
Rib
P8
EMA
Marble

Steer X1 2nd x
Age 18 months
Sire: Soldier Boy

Dam: Neroo x Murray Grey

3
2
46
4
Steer X4 1st x
Age 17 months
Sire: Soldier Boy

Dam: Murray Grey
2
1
53
2.7
Steer X6 1st x
Age 18 months
Sire: Soldier Boy

Dam: Murray Grey
2
1
48
3.3
Steer X7 1st x
Age 18 months
Sire: Soldier Boy

Dam: Saler x Hereford
3
2
47
2.8

 


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