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Contenders express relief at the return of the Easter Beef Show 

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Key takeaways: 

  • Top steer brings $10.50 each pound at a sale.
  • Colby MacQuarrie and Dereck Sanderson pitched the grand champion steer, Jake, at the 2022 Easter Beef Show and Sale.

The Easter Beef Show and Sale held yearly in Charlottetown took a significant step toward regular Friday, as COVID-19 constraints relaxed.

The auction was live and in-person, with people around the ring for the first time in two years.

Masks were compulsory.

Colby MacQuarrie and Dereck Sanderson pitched the grand champion on MacQuarrie’s home farm, Miltonvale Farms in Milton, and said it was deemed “awesome” to raise a home-bred winner and be back at the sale. 

Jake is a 1,385-pound or 628-kilogram Charolais.

“A lot of meal and a bunch of time” is what it took to raise the steer. 

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The Easter Beef Show and Sale held yearly in Charlottetown took a significant step toward regular Friday

“We spend plenty of time on hair maintenance, quality of the meal, and everything in between.” 

He said they rinsed and blow-dried the steer’s hair four times each week. 

They said it’s a consolation to be almost back to regular after COVID-19 canceled the sale a previous couple of years.

“Good to see. Good to see everybody in here again,” said MacQuarrie. “Gets you sort of more into it.”

Jake sold for $10.50 each pound, bought by Island Coastal and BJ’s Trucking at auction. 

Total sales amounted to $318,120, and the average cost per pound spent was $6.34, which the show’s announcer described as “way up.”

Source – cbc.ca

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