On show in parade
Major General, a 942kg 18month-old bull.
Judge Sean Kallady said the Charolais had good muscle that carried all the way through its frame.
Judge Gavin O’Brien said the red-factor junior Charolais bull had growth rate, docility and would cross well over other breeds.
In the interbreed senior bull competition, it was an historic first interbreed win at the Show for the Speckle Park breed, which arrived to Australian from Canada and has its origins back in the UK.
Tungamah stud principal Garry Thomas said he could not breathe after the judges unanimously awarded his 948kg white and black speckle-coated bull, Tungamah Snowy Lacerta, the best of the three-bull line-up, with its completeness.
“I will need a bigger hat, my head is swollen,” Mr Thomas said.
Mr O’Brien said the newcomer Speckle Park breed was very popular and had good meaty traits.
Another Charolais stud came out best in the 11-head interbreed junior female line-up.
The Thompson family, of Venturon stud, were awarded the top prize for their smooth heifer, Venturon Josie.
Venturon also exhibited the best in the RAS Interbreed Calf Competition with its entry, Venturon Nugget, a five-month-old bull calf.
Judge Michael O’Sullivan said the Charolais bull calf had tremendous carcase and was structurally sound.
“It was very close between the Charolais and the Speckle Park entry,” he said.
Little Meadows Angus stud stood tall in the Interbreed Senior Female Competition with their entry, Little Meadows Emu Farm, a four-year-old cow with bull calf at foot.
While the Angus tied in points with a Liberty senior female entry, the judges awarded the winning ribbon to the Little Meadows stud for its entry, which had tremendous length and perfect wedge shape.
A crowd favourite was during the Interbreed Novelty Calf Competition when five-year-old Oliviah Maisey won the top ribbon parading her family’s sevenweek-old Blonde D’Aquitaine calf, Makyia Napoleon.
With the interbreed senior bull, Tungamah Snowy Lacerta, are RAS president Paul Carter, judges Sean Kallady, Michael O’Sullivan, Trent Johnstone and Gavin O'Brien, Tungamah Speckle Park stud principal Garry Thomas, of Gingin, and handler Abi Lindsey.
Liberty Charolais stud principals Kevin and Robin Yost, of Toodyay, present their winning interbreed junior bull, Liberty Major General, with RAS president Paul Carter and judges Michael O'Sullivan, Gavin O'Brien, Sean Kallady and Trent Johnstone.