We’d like to congratulate the winners of Australia largest grass fed beef carcase competition – David and Jenny Smith! The pair blitzed the field in the 2017-2018 Southern Grass Fed Carcase Classic, which has 550 more entrants than the 2016 competition. Our Naracoorte abattoir processed the entries of the 1269 cattle, from 45 producers from SA and Western Victoria.
The Smiths have only used organic and biological fertilisers for 20 years on their Wepar farm, in the lower South East of South Australia. They use Glatz’s Black Angus bulls over their 120-cow autumn-calving herd, also only use chemicals and their centre pivot irrigation water “sparingly”.
The Smiths sell 600kg bullocks directly to Teys Australia. This year, they became the first competitors in the event’s 10-year history to win both grand and reserve grand champion. They also took out the best team of three and best team of 10 sectors.
Congratulations David and Jenny!