INTERBREED FANCIES SHORTHORN
IT took some fancy pants to be sashed supreme beef breed exhibit at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.
And a Shorthorn cow and calf package exhibited by Spencer Family Shorthorns, Yuroke, had just that.
Sprys Patent Fancy Pants G35 was a 29-month-old cow with a thumping bull calf-at-foot, and was no stranger to the limelight.
The cow was sashed supreme Shorthorn exhibit on Sunday during her breed judging, as well as being having been sashed senior champion Shorthorn cow at the Royal Adelaide Show just two weeks ago.
She was also previously junior champion Shorthorn heifer at the Melbourne and Sydney Royal shows in 2012, as well as grand champion Shorthorn female at National Beef in Bendigo earlier this year.
Judged by NSW breeders Donna Robson and Scott Hann, along with local Yea producer Duncan Newcomen, the cow was commended for her ability to put a calf on the ground that was as good, if not better, than herself.
She was named supreme senior beef breed female over the Angus exhibit PC Miss Pendleton G022, exhibited by Pine Creek Angus, Bylong, NSW.
Fancy Pants wasn’t the only Shorthorn to shine in the interbreed, with the grand champion bull wining supreme junior beef breed bull.
Highrange Hurricane, exhibited by MC&TS Walker, Mittagong, NSW, was 792 kilograms, with an eye muscle area of 132 square centimetres.
The judges admired the 19-month-old sires soundness and structure, as well as his weight for age.
Reserve junior interbreed bull went to the Red Angus exhibit Wollumbi Giovanni, DP Wiess & D Croker, Marulan, NSW.
In the junior female section it was the grand champion Limousin female Myers Lady Luck who came out on top, being exhibited by Scott Myers and Sam Beresford, Colo Vale, NSW.
First-time exhibitor at the Melbourne Show Crystal Bell, Flinders, got the reserve junior female sash with her Murray Grey heifer, who was also the supreme exhibit of her breed.
And it was the whiteface feature breed who dominated in the supreme senior beef breed bull judging, won by the Hereford exhibit and reserve going to the Poll Hereford.
Mawarra Air Marshall, the Sykes family, Longford, was the supreme Hereford exhibit during yesterday’s judging, and came up trumps again today.
Weighing 1160 kilograms with a rump-rib fat of 15 and 9 respectively the big bull had the structure and soundness to back up his size and do the job in the industry, according to the judges.
Kanimbla Partnership, Holbrook, NSW, had reserve senior interbreed bull with their senior champion Poll Hereford exhibit, Kanimbla Montgomery G99.