CHAMPIONS: Wayne and Belinda Hess with Waite-A-Wyle Neptune.
CHAMPIONS: Wayne and Belinda Hess with Waite-A-Wyle Neptune. Kay Denton

Butcher takes quality meat to a whole new level

SOUTHSIDE Quality Meats will have some champion beef for sale next week, after one of their butchers came home with a swag of prizes from Beef Week.

Wayne Hess, who runs Waite-A-Wyle Stud with wife Belinda, was ecstatic at his property's haul from Rockhampton.

"We took five head up to Beef Week... we ended up with Champion Calf that went on to get Champion Blonde Bull at the show,” Mr Hess said.

"We also got Reserve Champion Female Calf and Reserve Champion Senior Cow and Calf.

"We bought the sire six years ago from Beef Week, and now his calves have gone back six years later and won grand champion.

"I was hoping to get places, but to get champion was what dreams are made of.”

The Hess' calf weighed an astounding 408kg at just seven-months-old.

Mr Hess said the Blonde breed is French and is renowned for high muscle and low fat distributions.

"Crossed with any breed and they put the muscle on,” he said.

"That's when the Blonde breed really shine, when they are crossed.”

The Blonde breed was ranked 12 out of the 32 breeds that competed at Beef Week.

It's an unbelievable result for the stud, considering the Hess' only began the Maclagan property in 2012.

Now Dalby residents will get the chance to taste champion calibre meat, with a half brother to the grand champion to be on sale at Southside Quality Meats from Monday.

If you're interested in purchasing Blonde bulls or want to inquire about the meat contact Wayne Hess on 0409619883.

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