Champion on the hoof
Coetzee Reitz (right), owner of this year’s RPO champion commercial animal on the hoof, and competition judge Jan de Jongh at this year’s Royal Agricultural Show. Reitz’s young white dorper was named the Red Meat Producers Association’s champion commercial animal on the hoof, having earlier won the lambs 40 kg to 49 kg individual category. For his efforts, Reitz was presented with the RPO cash prize, the Royal Show medallion, rosette and sash and the BKB Floating Trophy. PHOTO: ESTELLE SINKINS
Judges, (from left, standing) Matthys Viljoen and Henri de Jager; Tjaart and Steyn Steenekamp, of 2 Broers; (front) Scheepers Lampbrecht, of Rooihek Dormers; and handlers, Isak Bhembe and Andries Harding, are pictured with the RAS Grand Champion Ram and Reserve Grand Champion ram.