Local schools produce a beef bonanza

April 4, 2009

Wades Butchery was among buyers bidding for the top end of quality steers offered for sale at the 2009 Hillier Brothers Nissan Beef Bonanza at Tenterfield.

The Beef Bonanza, conducted by Ray White Livestock, Tenterfield, has been heralded a tremendous success with record entries received in the Prime Cattle, Led Steer Competititon, Junior Judging and Junior Paraders.

Representing a number of businesses, including Wades Butchery, cattle buyer Bob Burke, was active in the market.

Among the beasts bought for Glenn Wade were:

  • third place in the led steer 461 to 500 kg class, exhibited by Tenterfield High School. This beast won equal 13th on the hook,
  • third in the led steer 380 to 420 kg class, exhibited by Sixpence Park, and placed 2nd on the hook, 
  • third in the 461 to 500 kg class, exhibited by Glen Innes High School, placed 9th on the hook, 
  • second in the led steer, 500 kg and over class, exhibited by Tenterfield High School. This beast was awarded 4th on the hook.
  • Another beast just out of a pen of cattle was also bought by Glenn.

Russell Smythe of Balgree Stud, Bingara judged the Led Steer competitions as well as the Junior Judging and Junior Paraders.

The champion steer of the Bonanza was an Angus cross steer exhibited by the Tenterfield High School and bred by local identity, Max Holmes.

The steer was later purchased at auction by Phillip Kelly of Ray White Rural Finance for 251¢/kg, a return of $1104.40 for the 440 kg steer. “The cattle were outstanding, and they yeilded 60 per cent,” Glenn Wade told the Advocate.

The purchases made by Wades Butchery at the auction are now available for sale.