Judging of the Beef Australia 2021 stallions peaked on Thursday afternoon when the Crossbreeding Championship took place in front of a crowded crowd.
Judge Roger Evans of Nagol Park Shorthorns in Tamworth wasted no time making his decision for the best breeders group before Brett Kinnon, Bungoona Brahmans, Clermont could finally officiate the male and female supreme titles after being fell ill before he had the chance to finish his role at Beef 2018.
Just over 1,300 head of beef studs were nominated for the triennial event, with the individual assessment of the breeds taking place over two days.
Taken aback, this is what NCC Brahmans stud manager Brett Nobbs felt when his show was named the champion crossbreed group.
It was the siblings, the great champion bull NCC Novak, the champion calf male NCC Navajo and the champion calf female NCC Nova who “embodied” what Judge Roger Evans was looking for on Thursday afternoon.
Topping the list of 21 exhibitions, Mr Nobbs said he was thrilled with the victory.
“It’s a real honor to be successful, especially the likes of group lessons,” he said.
“It’s a challenge to produce this consistency of product that comes up in groups of three and I think that’s what got us across the line today – the overall wholeness of the three animals individually but also as a as a group, they complement each other and they’re extremely even in type. “
The Brahman group was one of the seven races to be removed by Mr. Evans, and Mr. Nobbs said he had “given much consideration to the groups that were removed from the final composition”.
“I was a little surprised that we were able to do this; obviously there are some exceptionally good groups of cattle out there and an impressive lineup for the beef industry in Australia if that is the type of cattle that you are looking for. we can suggest, ”he said.
Son of JDH M. Elmo Manso and Brahrock Miss Martin Marri 5153, the group embodies the NCC breeding program, Mr. Nobbs said.
“Being able to bring these three animals together and show the world how consistent our cattle are is very timely for our program as it has now reached a level of maturity in the development of our genetics and where we want to be in the industry” , he said.
It was the consistency of the group that put the show ahead of others in the final composition – Charolais, Droughtmaster, Red Angus, Romagnolas, Shorthorns and Speckle Park – for Mr. Evans, Nagol Park Shorthorns, Tamworth, New Wales from South.
Commenting on “the huge line of cattle”, Mr Evans said it was “a very difficult decision but also a very easy decision”.
“The reason I put these Brahman cattle in the group first, if you look at these cattle from head bull to middle bull to heifer, there is very little difference in type, they are extremely well structured. , I like the backbone strength on that lead bull, the second bull and also the heifer, ”he said.
“For me there are the fewest holes in these cattle compared to other groups and I think that’s the consistency of the type.
“I like the uniformity that we see in this group, structurally very strong, very free and that’s the amount of uniformity that we see in the three animals why they won today.”
The Price family of Moongool Charolais in Yuleba clinched back-to-back victories for women when Moongool Radical 26 was elevated to number one.
In what was only his second appearance at the show, after receiving a reserve junior championship as a heifer at the Royal Queensland Show in 2019, Judge Brett Kinnon was unable to exceed the shear volume and the milking capacity of the 31 month old girl who was walked with a heifer, Moongool Radical 27 by Airlie Kris.
She was back in calf from the same bull.
“She’s a real matron type cow who I think has a lot of maternal traits that I’m looking for,” he told the crowded crowd.
In the end, it was the Simmentals, Fleckvieh, Angus, Charolais, Speckle Park and Red Angus who were selected in the final line-up.
Radical 26 comes from a successful line of show cows as a daughter of Moongool Radical 17 and was by Flabas.
“Her dam was a fairly successful cow and the pedigree is very strong,” said Ivan Price of Moongool.
“The $ 83,000 Australian record bull came from the same family so we were very lucky to find out what genetics we have and they have been very successful for us for a number of years.”
Moongool could arguably be one of the most successful beef cattle farms in crossbreeding competitions.
Lately their cow and calf have won the crossbreed female title in Sydney in 2019, they won the group title there in 2017 and at the Royal Queensland Show in 2013 they got the male and pair crossbreed titles, to name a few.
“There’s a fair bit of luck but we are raising a type and the type that we are raising is suited to our Australian needs and it is very rewarding to win it again,” Mr Price said.
“There is a lot of hard work by a lot of people and it’s good to come to these events and get a win.”
New South Wales won the home state’s battle for the supreme crossbreed male title with the award-winning bull, Royalla Ventura P158, winning the first gong.
Royalla Shorthorns’ Job family made Yeoval’s trip to NSW worthwhile when their 50th anniversary celebrations were crowned with one of the industry’s most prestigious awards.
Stud manager Nicholas Job said victory has been in the works for 20 years.
“We’ve been coming here since the early 90s and we’ve come so close; we’ve been finalists, I think, three times,” he told the Queensland Country Life.
“For me, this is the first beef event in Australia. It’s the trophy that everyone really wants.”
The bull was named the Sydney Royal Easter Show’s Supreme Shorthorn Show last month and after a 16-hour truck trip to Rockhampton, he weighed 75 kilograms heavier with four millimeters more fat.
He was unrecognizable to the Sydney crosses judge, David Bassingthwaighte, so impressive was his condition.
The three-year-old son of the famous Royalla Rockstar had already completed two assemblies with his first calves hitting the ground and had to return home to leave with cows.
“He’s one of those bulls that we saw when he was a baby and you knew he was going to have something and when you see his mom and dad he’s a real combination of them,” he said. Mr. Job said.
“Sam Parish worked at home for a while when he first left school and he broke the bull and he was going to show it at the Sydney show last year and when all the shows in the last year were canceled, Sam said I would come back and show it to him. ”
Judge Brett Kinnon presented a list of the top seven including Angus, Brahman, Charbray, Charolais, Romagnola, Santa Gertrudis and Shorthorn bulls.
It was then between NCC Novak from NCC Brahmans in Duaringa and the bull from Royalla for the final showdown.
It was a difficult decision for Mr. Kinnon given that the Brahman stood out as a prime example of the breed.
But the Shorthorn was the bull for him.
“The Shorthorn bull is a bull with extreme length, a lot of carcass,” he said.
“He’s a bull that is six months older than the Brahman bull, but the day I think he’s the bull for me. He carries a lot of weight but is still very good on his feet and legs. ”