Sum­mit ladies first in show

Countryman - - WAGIN WOOLORAMA - Sum­mit Jewel H1 Mighty Next Best Thing Sum­mit Jewell H1

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

Pictures: Cor­rina Ridg­way

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.

Pictures: Cor­rina Ridg­way

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.

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