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A record yarding of 205 head were on display at this week's annual Brangus Carcase Competition open day at Waterfall Feedlot, Tansey. 

This year's field of steers was drawn from 12 participants from north to Capella and Marlborough, south to Beaudesert and all areas in between.

Conducted at the Maudsley family's Waterfall and Nangur Downs Feedlots, Tansey, the competition was again open to accommodate both purebred Brangus and Brangus composites. 

This year's contestants included Mark and Katrina Brown, Lancen Creek, Wowan, Ron and Narelle Hanson, Bindaree, Murgon together with Brad and Vicki Hanson, Bullakeana, Moura; Greg and Alicia Magee, St Omer, Capella and the Edward and Kara Quinn and family, Voewood, Calliope. 

Brad and Nicole Saunders, Thendara, Wowan again supported the concept along with the Dickins family, Nulambie, Theodore and Tim and Rebekah Dwyer, Burrumbush, Goovigen. 

First time competitors this year included Ian and Sue Harrison, Ladybrook, Darlington; Tweed and Anderson, Allendale, Theodore; Russell and Trish McIntosh, Jagera, Goomeri; the Marlborough based, Coorumburra Rural Enterprises; Brenten and Virginia Lowe, Waverley, Mundubbera.

The entire competition will be processed this week at the Nolan Meats abattoir, Gympie.

As has been in the past each team includes seven steers, with the best six carcasses being judged and assessed. 

The final results of the trial will announced at an awards dinner at the Bracken Ridge Tavern, Brisbane on August 7.

CLICK HERE to view the full article published by Queensland Country Life.

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