Summit ladies first in show
aiming for the same (black colouring) the market wants, with a bit of Euro in it,” she said.
Not to be outdone, Mighty Murray Grey stud was awarded multi-breed champion bull for its exhibit Mighty Next Best Thing.
Living up to its name, the 920kg bull was described as being “packed full of performance” and the “most complete bull” at show.
Mr Creek was taken by the 12month-old early on, praising its structure and softness.
“He is plenty thick enough across the top line where the premium cuts are, has a great carcase, plenty of softness, has good testes size and gets around the ring well,” he said.
Mighty Murray Grey stud also collected the champion All Other Breeds British female sash, while Speckle Park dominated the specialty breeds, being awarded the grand champion, champion bull and champion female sashes, before continuing on to clinch ribbons in the pair of bulls and pair of females classes.
Quicksilver Droughtmaster stud also took home multiple sashes, including that for grand champion unled heifer pairs with a score of 89 points.
Manypeaks judge Richard Metcalfe said the pure-bred pair had caught his eye and were an easy choice as grand champion.
He said that was high praise, being a man with a background in Murray Greys and two pens of Murray Greys in the class.
“They are lovely soft, feminine heifers, structurally very good and very even,” he said.
Quicksilver stud principal Doug Giles said the heifers were from the first drop of calves under the Quicksilver banner.
“The Droughtmasters are a change of direction for us — we are trying to build up our female herd. For now we are keeping our core Charolais and Droughtmaster lines separate, but we have plans in the next two to three years to put a composite line together for the northern market,” he said.
The stud previously won the unled heifer pairs in 2016, but missed last year’s Wagin Woolorama due to severe flooding.
“A magnificent group of people put this cattle event together and it is great to be back,” Mr Giles said.
Summit Gelbvieh stud’s success continued in the commercial unled heifer pairs class, collecting the champion ribbon for the second consecutive year with a score of 83 points.
Stud co-principal John Pugh said the animals highlighted the aims of the Summit breeding program.
“They are extremely well muscled with finishing ability, and have length like very few animals I have seen,” he said.
Numbers in the ring were up this year, with more than 100 animals shown within the breed classes.
The amalgamation of Murray Grey and Charolais into existing AOBB and AOBE sections also made for some bigger and exciting classes. Supreme cattle exhibitor Multi-breed champion bull Multi-breed champion female Champion bull and grand champion Champion female
Champion female and grand champion Champion bull
Champion bull and grand champion Champion female
Champion bull and grand champion Champion female Pair of bulls
Pair of females
Sire progeny group of three
Interschool heifer challenge grand champion
With the supreme champion exhibit, Summit Jewel H1, are handler Aggie Clark and Summit Gelbvieh stud's Alexandra Riggall and Clare King.
With grand champion Bos Indicus exhibit, Quicksilver 1719, are judge Brad Creek and Quicksilver stud principal Doug Giles.
A junior handler waits for the judge’s decision at Woolorama.
With the champion commercial unled heifer pair are judge Richard Metcalfe, Summit Gelbvieh stud co-principals John and Kim Pugh, and grandson Hugo Riggall.
Judge Richard Metcalfe, Quicksilver Droughtmaster stud principal Doug Giles and Clipex representative David Helfer, with the grand champion unled heifer pair and the champion purebred heifer pair.