Local beef a winner

GYMPIE'S Terry Nolan of Cooloola Blondes has featured among the winners in Beef Australia 2012 being held in Rockhampton.

Beef Australia is the largest trade show for the beef industry in the southern hemisphere and has attracted visitors from all over the world this year.

It brings together all those involved in the beef industry from the growers to the sellers along with all suppliers to the grazing industry.

Nolan's entries won the sections for best pen of three heavy trade chiller steers or heifers grain fed, and best pen of three export chiller bullocks grain fed.

Producers from Tasmania and Western Australia have staked a claim as home to the best meat in the land after dominating the ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition.

The event is Australia's only national carcase competition, with 336 entries from five states and judging overseen by a Beef Australia representative Wayne Davis who visited 18 abattoirs around the country over a six-month period.

Beef Australia 2012 chairman Geoff Murphy said the event provided valuable feedback to producers in all parts of the country.

"The feedback provides producers the chance to assess their cattle against the needs of processors and ultimately the consumers," he said.

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