Victory by name and victory by nature
RAGLAN Victory was an apt name for the Interbreed Champion Bull at the Landmark Stud Cattle Championship.
The brahman bull, owned by Andrew and Roxanne Olive, of Raglan Station, came out on top of more than 30 breeds at Beef Australia 2015.
The Olive family has bred brahmans for more than 50 years and now run about 2000 head of both stud and commercial cattle on their 12,000ha property at Raglan.
They have been at every Beef Australia, and this is their third Interbreed Champion win, also taking home the prestigious title in
THE CHAMP: Interbreed Champion Bull was the brahman Raglan Victory. 1991 and 2000.
Andrew said it was always exciting to come away with a beef champion.
“It helps us to compare ourselves with all the other breeds and within the rest of the beef population,” he said. “It allows us to keep up with technology… technology is moving so fast now.
“It also allows us to keep up with the genetics every three years, because the whole world is coming here.”
The Olives sell bulls all across Australia.
In three weeks they will head to a bull sale at Katherine in the Northern Territory, and hope this latest win will help improve their prices.
The Interbreed Champion Female was a Charolais exhibited by GlenWaldron and Kim Groner, from Elite Charolais in Meandarra, called Crathes Estella 32.