Faith Lutheran College has won the Champion Eating Quality Carcase Award at the Royal Adelaide Show’s Carcase Competition this year.
The Angus steer, bred by local breeders John & Caroline Hassing, at “Carrical” in Eden Valley, was prepared by Faith Lutheran College’s Agricultural students.
Bob Mitchell, Faith’s Agriculture Coordinator, is ecstatic with this year’s win. “It has been a very challenging year due to the impact of COVID 19, so we were fortunate to actually have the carcase competition after the Royal Adelaide Show had been cancelled.
To gain a Champion Award from 107 steer entries is a credit to both the Hassings and Faith’s Agricultural students.”
The same animal was also awarded the Reserve Champion ribbon for the Export Carcase class, after processing and judging at Teys Australia Abattoir at Naracoorte in early September.
Steers from Faith and other local districts, were professionally transported for processing and judging to Naracoorte by Angaston Transport Service. This generous involvement by the Doecke family has been highly valued by Barossa schools over the years.
John and Caroline Hassing have been providing steers to Faith over the last 20 years. Their generosity and support is greatly appreciated by the College, and so to achieve this level of success is a great accomplishment to and acknowledgement of their expertise and commitment to the industry.