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DROUGHTMASTER – 2024 Nutrien Ag Solutions Stud Cattle Championship Results

Published 09 May 2024

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Glenlands dominates the Droughtmasters at Beef2024

The Glenlands prefix has had a big day at the Nutrien Ag Solutions Stud Cattle Championship taking out 14 of the 17 categories in a large field.

Glenlands D Droughtmasters, Rockhampton, won both major categories with grand champion female, Glenlands D Esprit, and grand champion male with Glenlands D Freedom Fighter after claiming both calf champions, junior champion male, senior champion female and scooping the pool in the group classes.

Glenlands J added junior champion female and senior champion male to make it the perfect curtain-raiser for the stud ahead of the Beef Genetics in Focus Sale staged just hours later at Beef2024.

Judge, Andrew Raff from Raff Angus, said Glenlands D Freedom Fighter was “magnificent”.

“Every seed stock breeder here has never bred the perfect bull,” Mr Raff said.

“We never will breed the perfect animal but what a Droughtmaster exhibit here. Just a magnificent bull – that depth of hindquarter, that expression of hindquarter – and a worthy winner.”

Mr Raff also praised the exhibitors for staying true to the breed’s characteristics.

“So many breeds are starting to look like others,” he said.

“It’s great to see here with the Droughties these cows are mobile, they’re loose skinned, they’re good-skinned and I know they’re fertile and functional.

“I’m splitting hairs between the junior heifer with the cow. I really like this young heifer a lot but for me it is going to be the cow and calf – outstanding exhibits for the Droughtmasters.”

At a Glance

Breed: Droughtmaster
Judge: Andrew Raff
No of Exhibits: 216
Calf champion male: Glenlands D Fort-Knox
Reserve calf champion male: Glenlands J First Knight
Calf champion female: Glenlands D Fame & Fortune
Reserve calf champion female: Nindethana Poppy
Junior champion male: Glenlands D Freedom Fighter
Reserve junior champion male: Rondel Diesel
Junior champion female: Glenlands J Favourite
Reserve junior champion female: Glenlands D Footloose
Senior champion male: Glenlands J Excalibur
Reserve senior champion male: Rondel Double Shot
Senior champion female: Glenlands D Esprit
Reserve senior champion female: Glenlands J Everlasting
Grand champion male: Glenlands D Freedom Fighter
Grand champion female: Glenlands D Esprit
Exhibitors Group: Glenlands D Droughtmasters
Sire Progeny Stakes: Glenlands D Droughtmasters
Dam Progeny Stakes: Glenlands D Droughtmasters

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