Mick Senini, Peter Aisthorpe and Jenny Williams who won the 2017 Gympie Carcass Classic, Jan Cotter, Barry McIntyre and James Cochrane at last year's presentations.

Gympie carcase classic opens

Nominations are now open for this year’s Gympie carcase classic commercial cattle competition.

Nominations are now open for this year’s Gympie carcase classic commercial cattle competition.

An entry form and details of the cattle competition can be obtained by emailing gympiecarcassclassic@outlook.com.

An induction day will held at Woolooga Saleyards on Monday March 26 with cattle being able to be delivered to the Saleyards on the Sunday to help with yarding and delivery of cattle.

Cattle nominated in this year’s competition must be tagged as means of identification.

“This is important with the increasing number of entries each year and to ensure induction runs smoothly,” Gympie Carcass Classic coordinator Kate Power said. 

 “Tags must include the exhibitors name and corresponding entry number as stated on the nomination and entry forms.”

The 2018 competition will again comprise of both a backgrouding and feedlot phase.

The Pratt family have donated their paddock again for this year’s backgrounding period, which will run over the course of five weeks. Cattle will be running on improved pasture and be supplied with a dry lick from Joe Offord and the team at Goldmix Stockfeeds.

The final weigh day will be held on July 13 at the Gympie Saleyards. However, this year the Interactive Forum and Celebration Dinner will be pushed back to July 27 to give the committee a much needed extra week between processing and presentations.

The committee welcomes Adrian and Jenny Bucknell to the Carcass Classic as the feeders for this year’s

competition.

“Adrian and Jenny have recently taken over Gowanlock Feedlot and we are excited to work with them for the first time,” Ms Power said.

Goldmix Stockfeeds will again be supplying the ration for the feeding phase that will run over 75 days.

The Carcass Classic committee itself has had a slight shuffle, with Mick Senini standing down from the coordinator position. Ms Power will be taking over the coordinator role and they also welcome Hayden Pratt to the committee as our sponsorship coordinator with Nev Zerner staying on as treasurer.

Both Mick and Barry still remain heavily involved within the competition and are joined by Joe Offord, Mark Berthelsen, Justin Schooth, as well Adrian and Jenny Bucknell to make-up this year’s committee.

Related story: Aisthorpe tops Gympie Carcass Classic

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