ELROSE BRAHMAN STEERS
JUDGES CHOICE AT BEEF 09
At BEEF 09 held in Rockhampton Elrose Brahmans took out several major awards including
CHAMPION GRASSFED PEN OF STEERS (refer to the photo below)
WINNERS OF GRASSFED PEN OF STEERS UNDER 740KG SUITABLE JAPANESE MARKET
WINNERS OF GRASSFED PEN OF STEERS UNDER 640KG SUITABLE OPEN/LOCAL TRADE MARKET
3RD 100 DAY GRAINFED HEAVY JAP OX 640KG to 720KG
Queensland studs clean up at
North Coast National
STUDS from north of the border reigned supreme in the show ring at Lismore, NSW, over the weekend winning the four North Coast National all breeds champion ribbons and the coveted breeders group.
But it was the most “traveled” exhibit, the Brahman cow with calf at foot belonging to Roger and Lorena Jefferis, Elrose, Cloncurry, that proved the real head turner.
The 33-month-old Elrose Springtime, shown on the day by Marilyn Hanson and Dean Rasmussen of Kingaroy on behalf of the Jefferis family, defeated a strong line up to win the senior all breeds female ribbon.
She then went on to be named supreme exhibit of the show – in the process collecting the inaugural Ian Weir Memorial Trophy which was presented by the late Mr Weir’s daughter, Jenny Short, and son Glen.
Interbreed judges Rebecca Conroy, Gobongo Charolais Stud, Jackson, Scott Ferguson, Glenn Oaks Santa Gertrudis Stud, Nobby, and Peter Barratt, Wheel View Murray Greys, Forest Vale, NSW, said the Jefferis family cow was an absolute standout.
Lismore’s three-day North Coast National is fast developing a reputation as one of the State’s premium livestock events.
The 320 stud exhibits, 84 led steers and 83 heifer show entries made it the third biggest cattle show this year in NSW behind the Sydney Royal and Dubbo Beef Spectacular.
Elrose’s team makes spectacular
debut at Cloncurry Feature Show
The gamble to prepare 14 head for Cloncurry Brahman Feature Show well and truly paid off for Rodger and Lorena Jefferis with their show debutantes taking home 13 class ribbons plus one grand championship and three reserve championships.
The north west Queensland show attracted close to 70 head from 10 studs and was judged by Brett Coombe, Roxborough Brahman stud, Bindaree, Moura. He selected Elrose Preston as the winner of the 19-21 months bull class before graduating him all the way to the junior and grand championships.
Mr Jefferis said Preston was bred using semen from “proven performer” Mr V8 189/4 (imp) and is out of Elrose Miss Press 3510 who is a daughter of their $87,500 leading sire Lancefield Signature 9153. The stud’s depth of breeding showed in the junior bull section with Elrose cattle placing first, second and third in the 19-21 months class, as well as first in the 15-17 months class with Elrose Birdseye. For the junior championship Preston also needed to beat the 17-19 months class winner Apis Creek Supreme Edition 082, shown by Tim and Lynette Olive, Apis Creek, Marlborough. However Mr Coombe awarded the reserve junior bull championship to Elrose Birdseye, who is a son of $34,000 Brahrock White Hawk Man and the FBC Sir Don Manso cow Elrose 2628.
For the grand bull championship Elrose Preston defeated the senior champion bull Palmvale Absolute Sting, shown by Kearin, Beth and Remy Streeter, Palmvale, Marlborough and Alan and Lee-Ann Thomas, Topline stud in partnership. Sting, who won the strong 21-24 months class, is a son of BB Mr Sting Ray 10/0 (imp) and Palmvale Uptown Girl. The reserve senior bull championship was awarded to the runner-up in that class, Elrose Pharoah 4873, who is by Paul Fenech’s JDH Palestimo R Manso (imp) and out of the Lancefield Ambition cow Elrose Spotlight.
Ken and Wendy Cole’s Kenrol stud, Gracemere, took top accolades in the female section with their well performed JDH Madison Man Manso (imp) daughter Kenrol Condaleesa 0195. The 26-32 months class winner, who is out of multiple ABBA Dam of the Year Kenrol Kayla 02, went on to be named senior and grand champion female. The reserve senior championship was another win for Elrose with their over 32 months class winner Elrose Springtime 3994 (Lancefield Signature) taking home the title.
In the junior female classes the championship was awarded to red heifer Palmvale Miss Pablo 2141, who placed first in the 17-19 months class. She is a daughter of HK Miss America 435/2 (imp) and Palmvale Miss Pablo 1700. The reserve championship went to Kenrol Miss Serene 0213 (Mr V8 901/4/Kenrol Serendipity 042) who placed second in the 15-17 months class but claimed the reserve sash following the withdrawal of class winner Elrose Miss Didor 5036.
Kenrol made it a clean sweep of the calf female section, winning each of the three classes with unrelated calves. For the female calf championship Mr Coombe selected the 9-12 months class winner Kenrol Serengetti, who is a daughter of the stud’s most awarded show cow, Kenrol Serendipity 042, and Mr V8 189/4 (imp). The reserve championship went to the 6-9 months class winner Kenrol Lady Nan 0269, a well bred product of JJ Didor Esto 204 (imp) and Register of Renown female and 2002 Dam of the Year Be Os Lady Bianca Manso.
The McClennan Partnership, MCL stud, Bell, claimed victory in the bull calf section with MCL Diamond Dealer 03/06. The son of Mr Diamond T 101/1 and Tropical Cattle Lady A Manso collected the blue ribbon in the 12-15 months class before being sashed calf champion male. His class runner-up, Kenrol Marri Manso 0246 (JDH Sir Marri Manso), earned the reserve ribbon.
In the group classes Elrose paraded the winning Breeder’s Group and also finished in first place in the Sire’s Progeny Group with progeny of Lancefield Signature.
Elrose Results 2007 Cloncurry Feature Show
|Female 12 months & under 15 months||2nd||Elrose Chelsea 5464|
|Bull 12 months & under 15 months||3rd||Elrose Subscribe|
|Female 15 months & under 17 months||1st||Elrose Miss Didor 5036|
|Bull 15 months & under 17 months||1st||Elrose Birdseye|
|Bull 19 months & under 21 months||1st||Elrose Preston 5015|
|3rd||Elrose Pal Joey|
|Junior Champion Bull||Elrose Preston 5015|
|Reserve Junior Champion Bull||Elrose Birdseye|
|Female 21 months & under 24 months||2nd||Elrose Neomi 4881|
|Female 30 months & older||1st||Elrose Springtime 3994|
|Reserve Senior Champion Female||Elrose Springtime 3994|
|Bull 21 months & under 24 months||2nd||Elrose Pharoah 4873|
|4th||Elrose Sure Sign|
|Reserve Senior Champion Bull||Elrose Pharoah 4873|
|Grand Champion Bull||Elrose Preston 5015|
|Breeders Group||1st||RG & LD Jefferis|
|Sire’s Progeny Group||1st||Lancefield Signature 9153|
- Competed 4 times at Brahman Breed Feature Shows winning 4 Grand Champions
- Competed twice Brahman Country National Livestock Championships – 2 Grand Champion Pens and 1 Most Successful Exhibitor Award
- Regular winner Cloncurry Show Carcass Competition including a record 91.5 points score.
ELROSE DRAFT PERFORMERS IN FEEDLOT
Weightgain and feed conversion results recorded in Sandalwood Feedlot, Dalby have highlighted the superior performance of high grade Grey Brahman steers bred by Rodger and Lorena Jefferis, Elrose, Cloncurry.
Warren Salter, General Manager of Sandalwood Feedlot was most impressed with the performance of the large consignment of 300 steers, ranking them with some of the best performing cattle Sandalwood has had through the feedlot in recent years.
“Over 100 days, their average daily gain was 2.2kg,” Mr Salter said. “And they converted at a ratio of 5.96 kg feed to 1kg of gain on a dry matter basis.”
The beef production efficiency apparent in the results of this consignment follow championship success for Elrose steers at events such as the prestigious Brahman Country National Livestock Championships in Charters Towers.
“It is an aid to our business as seedstock producers and sellers, to know that the bloodlines we utilize have the best capacity to deliver optimum results in the paddock off grass, in the feedlot and at works,” Rodger Jefferis said.
The Elrose feedlot steers continued to impress industry figures when processed by AMH Dinmore. The kill sheet showed an average carcass weight of 359kg yielding 56.79 percent, and with a near perfect average of 17.5mm fat cover.
Of the draft, 92 percent were milk, 2 and 4 tooth. The consignment also recorded 17 percent of the steers with a butt shape score of B, excellent for a large run of 100 day shortfed steers.
An AMH spokesman said the Elrose steers were, on the whole, a quality consignment, which had performed very well.
Rodger Jefferis was excited about the AMH works feedback as he has always paid attention to weightgain and carcass scans such as eye muscle area and fat cover on sires which the stud uses.
When your steers yield well, record excellent weight gains, have efficient conversion ability and produce a quality, profitable carcass, then you know the balance of beef production genetics in your herd is delivering the premium product desired by today’s industry,” Rodger said.