Remmington featured in the middle weight led steer section of the Interschool Hoof ‘n’ Hook competition, finishing second on the hoof as he was led by his handler, Emma Wilson.
He went on to win the middle weight carcase competition after auction and finished just short of the championship ribbon in the overall carcase competition.
The steer was bred by George and Ros Hiles of Hiles Transport and donated to Oakey High’s Agricultural Department in 2011, and his feeding program was supplemented by Riverina’s Gross Feedlot Mix.
The Back Limousin steer dressed out at 285.1kg and finished with an eye muscle area of 87.
Two other Oakey animals were entered in the carcase competition and finished with the highest eye muscle area in the competition with 101 for a heifer and 103 for the other steer.
“It is a credit to Oakey State High School to have the right animal for the butchering trade,” Wayne Hess told school representatives when they visited his Meringandan store on Friday.
For three years out of the last five, Wayne Hess has purchased animals on the hoof at AgShow which have ultimately won the hook sections of the competition.
Wayne Hess will have this prizewinning beef on sale at his store this week, and currently offers a free delivery service to Oakey.