Scottsdale Show winners
A QUALITY line-up of cattle at the Scottsdale Show made judging a tough job for Damon Englund, Mitchell Clark and Peter Collins in the interbreed classes last Friday.
The Jones family’s Badger View Limousin stud dominated the junior classes, taking home the champion interbreed heifer and champion junior interbreed bull awards.
Heifer Badger View Nebraska, bred using embryo transfer, caught the judges’ eye.
Mr Englund described the heifer as overwhelming.
“Her growth for age is fantastic and her strength of carcass,” he said. “She has a lot of strength through that spine and she’s feminine enough through that head and neck.”
Nebraska also won the grand champion female award.
“You’ve got to admire the depth and softness in this female,” Mr Collins said. “I just love her to bits.” In the junior interbreed bulls Badger View Napoleon, a also bred using embryo transfer, took home the broad ribbon. The bull also won major interbreed awards at Burnie and Royal Launceston shows.
Mr Englund said Napoleon’s combination of muscle and softness impressed.
“For a bull that has so much muscling, to also have that much softness is fantastic.
“Structurally he’s very good and reproductively he’s well set up. He’s going to make an absolute cracker of a bull.”
In the senior interbreed females the Hall family’s Quarterway Maple and her twoir month-old-calf Syrup reigned. Mr Clark described the fouryear-old as a strong capacity cow with the best udder in the class. Mr Collins said Maple was the perfect wedge shape with beautiful neck and shoulder and great length.
In the senior interbreed bulls Quarterway stud took home the broad ribbon with Quarterway Miles, aged two and a half and weighing 1046kg. Mr Collins described the bull as incredible.
“When you look at his length, this is the sort of bull that will breed really good female,” he said. Miles also won the grand champion bull gong.