On show in pa­rade

Countryman - - IGA PERTH ROYAL SHOW -

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.

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