Qual­ity bat­tle

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS - KAROLIN MACGRE­GOR

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.

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