After starting on Tuesday with more than 2000 stud cattle from 31 breeds, two elite animals have been separated from the pack as the Beef Australia 2012 interbreed stud cattle champions
Bolton Girls Whisper Echo, a beautiful Red Angus cow with calf from Victoria, and Glenlands Prince, a powerful Droughtmaster bull from Queensland, were this afternoon named the supreme exhibits in the Landmark Australian Stud Cattle Championships.
Located in Rockhampton, Queensland, Beef Australia is the industry’s national exposition and is recognised as one of the world’s great cattle events.
“Just as the limited opportunity to win Olympic medals makes success in that realm even more special, the fact that our national exposition is held just once every three years means that trophies at Beef Australia are highly prized and keenly sought after by cattle producers from across the country,” Beef Australia Chairman Geoff Murphy said.
“Showcasing to the world the best beef cattle Australia has to offer is at the core of Beef Australia’s existence. As such the Landmark Stud Cattle Championships are a centrepiece of the expo and a key reason that so many international guests travel to Rockhampton.
“My congratulations to the Bolton and Childs families on their successes – their cattle were exceptional and their rewards well deserved.”
The winner of the female interbreed championships was bred by Aimee Bolton, of the Bolton Girls Red Angus Stud, Congupna, Vic, while Glenlands Prince was bred by Bruce, Val, Darren and Jason Childs, of the Glenlands Stud at Bouldercombe near Rockhampton.
The interbreed championships were adjudicated by a panel of three judges comprised of Rhett Mobbs, Blackall, Qld; James Lawrie, Gloucester, NSW; and John Coleman Locke, of leading United States Brahman stud, the J.D. Hudgins Partnership.
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