THE Auslines won the Lime Crossbreeding Competition today at Ekka, with both the bull and the female crossbreeding champions.
It was Mason Farm Zeffaskye who brought out the bulls, while Mason Farm Elli was the champion in the hens.
Against the Lowlines and Dexters, the Auslines were the clear choice of judges Marty Rowlands (Ausline and Dexter) and Hilary O’Leary (Australian Lowline) – with the whole crossover decided and completed in 20 minutes.
The two champions of the cross were Mason Farm cattle, owned by Tracey and Greg Krahenbring, and exhibited that day by Troy Nuttridge.
Mr. Nuttridge owns and operates TLC Fitting Services alongside his wife Tracey, and said the day was obviously great.
“It was a great day for our clients, we exhibited the Grand Champion Dexter female for ourselves and our clients had the Sire and Grand Champion female Ausline both of which won the cross,” he said. .
Although he has one of his own in the mix, he said that the victory of the Krahenbring family was like one for himself.
“We all prepare our animals as if they were our own,” he said.
“My wife and I are very proud of it and it’s one of the things that has kept our business going for almost 20 years now.
“In the Dexter ring, it was a fitting farewell – we are closing our herd after today, 20 years of breeding and we are done.”
He said the move came as he and Ms Nuttridge became more focused on raising cattle.
“We are now moving to a commercially viable breed, getting into our Angus stud a bit more and focusing a lot more on that, improving our genetic lines and hopefully back in the show ring for Sydney. next year for the feature film, ”he said.