Champ comes full cir­cle

Red an­gus GK Red 21 Ruba L09 wins top prize at Royal

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - COLUMN - Amelia Pepe news@ru­ral­

THIS year’s in­ter­breed cham­pion beef ex­hibit at the Royal Mel­bourne Show has come full cir­cle to take the ma­jor ti­tle.

Red An­gus GK Red 21 Ruba L09 is jointly owned by GK Live­stock and Black Di­a­mond stud owner Christie Kennedy.

Gavin Iseppi from GK live­stock re­cently sold a half share of the fe­male to Ms Kennedy.

He said it was fan­tas­tic to come to Mel­bourne and win the supreme cham­pion ti­tle.

“It was awe­some to do it with a fe­male that we ac­tu­ally sold to Christie,” Mr Iseppi said.

“Christie took the cow home and the deal was that she was go­ing to con­tinue to show the cow.

“This show was where the whole pro­gram started off – she was set to come here.

“So it has been nice to see one that has been sold and has come back to win.”

The cow has won supreme ex­hibit in Mel­bourne once be­fore and has had in­ter­breed wins in Syd­ney.

GK Red Ruba’s dam won supreme beef ex­hibit at the Syd­ney Royal Easter Show last year and she was sired by Cana­dian bull Trooper.

“It is great to see those ge­net­ics con­tinue,” Mr Iseppi said.

Her bull calf at foot was sired by Cana­dian bull Ko­diak who the Kennedys mar­ket se­men out of.


BIG WIN­NER: Beef in­ter­breed supreme ex­hibit. From left: An­drew and Christie Kennedy, Brooke Iseppi, 12, and Gavin Iseppi at the Royal Mel­bourne Show.

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