Steer Trial

In 2017, the 43rd Lardner Park Steer Trial ran from July to December under the Coles QA grass-fed program.  As the only grass based Steer Trial in Australia the data and assessment of this Trial is strategically important to breeders, producers, livestock agents and processors.

A special feature of this years trial was a demonstration day hosted at Lardner Park consisting of carcass evaluation where industry experts compared and presented a perfect carcass against a less than perfect carcass and learnt what it takes to get top dollar for your carcass.  Detailed boning demonstrations followed giving an insight into which cuts come from where and explained how to get the best from each.  Chef Leigh Marino then showed his culinary creativeness by presenting on the best preparation for different cuts of beef and how to get the wow factor in the cooking.

In early 2018 a post trial gala evening will be held with some key speakers, lots of networking and a premium “meat eaters” dining experience.   A date will be advised shortly.

We encourage you to subscribe to keep in touch with all Lardner Park Steer Trial information, event dates, and trial data.  Compare our Trial productivity with your on-farm data.  Students are particularly encouraged to get on board – you are our future agribusiness operators!  To subscribe scroll to the bottom of this page for the newsletter sign up section and enter your details.

If you are interested in being involved in the 2018 Steer Trial, please email the office ( to express your interest, we would love to have you involved.

The 2017 Steer Trial was proudly supported by:

Coles - A partner of Lardner Park
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