Young bull takes top show ti­tle

Gatton Star - - INTO RURAL - Ebony Graveur Ebony.graveur@gat­ton­star.com.au

YELLOWWOOD Ni­tro, a 1.5-year-old bull has been named cham­pion ex­hibit at the Gat­ton Drought­mas­ter fu­tu­rity show for 2019.

In its 34th year, the event took place in driz­zle on Satur­day morn­ing at the Gat­ton Show­grounds, at­tract­ing a num­ber of spec­ta­tors in spite of the weather.

Ni­tro’s owner Shan­non Wil­liamson, of Ce­bella and Yel­lowood Drought­mas­ters, said she and co-owner John Wil­liamson were proud of the win.

“He’s the com­plete pack­age,” she said. “He’s well mus­cled and he’s very struc­turally cor­rect and mas­cu­line.”

She said the way the bull trav­elled around the ring may have con­trib­uted to the achieve­ment on the day.

Yellowwood Ni­tro was sired by Min­la­cowie Smokin Jo Horn out of Yellowwood Candy.

The an­i­mal is no stranger to mak­ing an im­pres­sion and moved judges at the Royal Bris­bane Show last year.

“He was the re­serve ju­nior cham­pion bull at the Ekka as well so this (show) is his next big win since then,” Ms Wil­liamson said. “He’s had a fairly suc­cess­ful show ca­reer to this point so we’re very proud of him.”

The stud’s suc­cess didn’t stop with Ni­tro, with six other cat­tle claim­ing ring hon­ours.

The stud was also named the most suc­cess­ful ex­hibitor of the show.

The sec­ond youngest an­i­mal on show im­pressed judges in three rounds.

Paul Din­gle of War­ingle Part­ner­ship won cham­pion bull calf with his four-month-old calf War­ingle Cag­ney.

Af­ter win­ning the un­der 7 months class, the an­i­mal went to win an­other two classes, in the 7 to 9 months and 9 to 13 months.

He also took the ti­tle of cham­pion bull calf.

Mr Din­gle said this was his bull’s first show.

“He’s still on the cow,” he said.

The bull was sired by War­ingle Obama and out of War­ingle Nigella.

Mr Din­gle said Glen­lands blood­lines fil­tered down through Cag­ney’s breed­ing.

He said the judges were im­pressed with the an­i­mal’s loose skin, bone and mus­cle pat­tern.

“The judges were im­pressed and we have been im­pressed with him since he was born.”

PHO­TOS: EBONY GRAVEUR

COM­PLETE PACK­AGE: Cham­pion ex­hibit Yellowwood Ni­tro, at the 2019 Drought­mas­ter fu­tu­rity.

TRUE CHAM­PION: Han­dler Elsie Wright with cham­pion bull Yellowwood Ni­tro and Syl­van Springs Ne­braska 1037.

Paul Din­gle with his cham­pion bull calf War­ingle Cag­ney at Gat­ton's Drought­mas­ter fu­tu­rity show.

Plenty of tal­ent on show.

High Coun­try Hot Shot and Bow­man Park Copen­hagen.

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