‘A beef ma­chine’

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

HAMIL­TON Park Katy Perry and Whi­taker Mr E’Vo beat a strong field of 128 stud cat­tle to take out the Supreme Cham­pion ti­tles at the Gayn­dah Show.

Owner Clint Whi­taker said Whi­taker Mr E’vo’s ti­tle as supreme stud beef ex­hibit marked a suc­cess­ful start to the 2015 show sea­son.

“Co-judges Ross and Paula War­ren from El­ridge Charo­lais at Gympie praised the bull as ‘a beef ma­chine’,” Mr Whi­taker said.

Whi­taker Brah­man Stud co-prin­ci­pal Robyn Whi­taker said she was ex­tremely proud of the fourth-gen­er­a­tion red-bred bull.

“He’s a great ex­am­ple of the strength of red brah­man our foun­da­tion dam (and Mr E’Vo’s great-grand-dam) Whi­taker Maggie has pro­duced for us,” she said.

“Whi­taker Mr E’Vo is no new­comer to red, white and blue rib­bons with suc­cesses this year in­clud­ing Grand Trop­i­cal Bull at Bell Show, Supreme Ex­hibit at Pros­ton Show and Grand Cham­pion Brah­man Bull at Toowoomba Royal.”

Named Supreme Cham­pion of Op­po­site Sex, Hamil­ton Park Katy Perry also im­pressed the judges.

The 14-month-old ro­mag­nola heifer is owned by Matt and Anna Ah­ern, of Ro­mag­nola Beef Ge­net­ics.

“Ro­mag­nola cat­tle orig­i­nate from Italy and are a Euro­pean breed with a bos indi­cus an­ces­try,” Mr Ah­ern said.

“They are able to han­dle tougher coun­try, the heat and par­a­sites, mak­ing them an ideal cross­breed­ing sire to pro­duce heavy flat-backed prog­eny.

“A lot of peo­ple in this area haven’t seen a lot of ro­mag­nola cat­tle, so it was a good op­por­tu­nity for us to show them off.

“We re­ceived a lot of in­ter­est in our cat­tle and came away with some very good wins.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

SUPREME CHAM­PION MALE: From left, judge Ross War­ren (El­ridge Charo­lais), Gayn­dah Miss Show­girl 2015 Jes­sica Ge­orge, Whi­taker Mr E'Vo, owner Clint Whi­taker (Whi­taker Brah­man Stud, Mun­dub­bera) and as­so­ciate judge Paula War­ren (El­ridge Charo­lais).

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