Sprys / Calrossy Shorthorn X Angus steer named “Shane the Shangus” by the Calrossy students was awarded the Champion Trade Carcase and Virtual Taste test award as part of the replacement Sydney Show 2020 Led steer competition. With a weight gain of 1.87kg per day, liveweight of 493kg, a carcase weight of 272.4kg, fat specs of 13 & 6, marble score of 2, an EMA of 75 sq cm and calculated meat yield of 67.5%.

This steer, bred by Gerald & Lynden Spry of Sprys Shorthorn & Angus Studs Wagga Wagga, was prepared by Calrossy Anglican School and obtained an MSA index of 64.41 and total carcase points of 87.4. It was considered the optimum steer for the Woolworths Trade competition, possessing ideal meat quality to also win the Virtual Taste Test award. A big thank you goes to Colin Say & Company for taking over the organisation of this competition, Woolworths for their support and sponsorship and TEYS Tamworth.

Full brothers to the sire of the winning steer (Lots 22,23 & 24) will be offered at Sprys 56 years of Breeding Sale on Tuesday 21st April on property, “Ardlui” Wagga Wagga.

Enquiries to Gerald Spry 0428 651 481 or Email: [email protected]