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Prime Cattle Competition Results

Prime Cattle Competition Results

A 1050 kilogram beast took out first place as the Heaviest Steer in the Prime Cattle Competition held Tuesday at the North Canterbury Stock and Station Agents Association weekly Canterbury Agricultural Park prime market.

Ben Manson’s steer easily bet last year’s winner by topping the one tonne mark. He was sold for $1890.

Canterbury A&P Association President Richard Lemon presented the winner with their trophy and prize ribbon commenting that their steer’s size was quite impressive.

Organiser of the competition, John Honeybone from Rural Livestock commented on the excellent sale and the very good cattle on offer. “Overall the cattle were right up to expectations with some excellent cattle entered”, said Honeybone.

Prime Cattle Competition Results –

Heaviest Steer 1st Ben Manson (Little River), weight 1050kg, sale price $1890

2nd M&C McDermott (Halswell), weight 1040kg, sale price $2132

3rd B&T Aldridge (Lincoln), weight 1030kg, sale price $1895

Single Steer 1st and Champion LWR Langdon (Laghmor), sale price $1724

2nd B E Gardner (Greta), sale price $1417

3rd J J McCarthy (Ladbrooks), sale price $1440

Pair Steers 1st C R Timperley (Coutts Island), sale price $1587

2nd J J McCarthy (Ladbrooks), sale price $1259

3rd Wrigley Trust (Leeston), sale price $1580

Single Heifer 1st R&J Adams (Flaxton), sale price $1427

2nd Haunui Trust (West Melton), sale price $1427

3rd Haunui Trust (West Melton), sale price $1288

Pair Heifers 1st Norwegian Wood (Leeston), sale price $1423

2nd A Geeson (Rakaia), sale price $1276

3rd Norwegian Wood (Leeston), sale price $1248

Single Steer or Heifer under 500kg

1st DH&SM Rhodes (Leithfield), sale price $1110

Pair of Steers or Heifers under 500kg

1st Studholme Bloodstock (Coes Ford), sale price $1075

2nd DH&SM Rhodes (Leithfield), sale price $1048

The competition is sponsored by the Canterbury A&P Association and the North Canterbury Stock and Station Agents Association. Tuesday 6 November was the last sale before the annual Canterbury A&P Show. Work has since commenced on preparing the saleyards for the influx of livestock who will call the pavilion home for the three days of the Show.

2011 Heaviest Steer Winner, Jack McDrury, will accompany dad John and 2010 winner, a Charolais and Friesian cross steer named Prince Charles, to this year’s Canterbury A&P Show. Charles weighed in at 1234kg when he won the competition and Showgoers can enter a competition to guess his current weight at the Show. Entry is by gold coin donation with the winner receiving a fishing charter trip for 12. All proceeds go to Abreast of Life, a group of breast cancer survivors living in Christchurch.

This year’s 150th Canterbury A&P Show will be held Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 November at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch. It is the largest A&P Show in the country attracting 100,000 people, close to 7000 livestock and feature competition entries and 600 trade exhibitors.


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