Champ comes full circle
Red angus GK Red 21 Ruba L09 wins top prize at Royal
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.