BAYVIEW Usher L83 (P), a team member of five bulls from a lone South Australian exhibitor, stole the show by taking out the grand championship of the 58th Dectomax Dubbo National Shorthorn Show and Sale last week.
Bred and shown by regular exhibitors, the Thompson family of Bayview stud, Yorketown, the red-little white Usher, a son of Ronelle Park Hurricane H242 (P) (roan) from the Marrington Boxer B83 sired Bayview Fancy E68 (P) (red), had won the Division 3 championship weighing 1010 kilograms just 12 days off its second birthday.
Usher displayed an eye muscle area (EMA) of 136 square centimetres and a scrotal circumference of 40cm and was the junior and grand champion at Adelaide Royal Show last year.
Another team-member Bayview Ramsay L9 (P) (red) by Sprys Annies Legend F98 (P), stood reserve champion in the oldest Division 4.
A total of 117 bulls paraded in 12 classes before Queensland Santa Gertrudis stud breeder, David Greenup of Rosevale stud, Jandowae, who said he was impressed with the line up of bulls representing the breed.
The grand champion stood out as a sire of the future.
“In looking for balance and everything with it, this bull’s got performance, and so sound in every way that he’s going to give you the next generation that you can do so much with, without running into any trouble whatsoever,” Mr Greenup said.
Three broad ribbons were gained by a team of six bulls from the Kamilaroi stud of Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth, including Division 1 champion and reserve, both junior section class winners and the reserve champion of Division 3.
Weighing 918kg at 21 months, Kamilaroi Fusion (P) (RLW) by Sprys Double Barrell H155, was the champion while reserve was Kamilaroi Net Gain (P) (RLW) by the Nagol Park E.M. Zone Z003 sired Kamilaroi Impact Zone (P) weighing 842kg and rising 21 months.
The champion had an EMA of 127sqcm and the reserve, 125sqcm and scrotal circumference of 40cm and 38cm respectively.
Calrossy’s Division 3 reserve champion, Kamilaroi Red Cloud (P) (red) by Sprys Global Demand G001 (P), weighed 968kg at just 24 months and displayed an EMA of 130sqcm and scrotal measurement of 43cm, had stood against the eventual grand champion.
Moombi stud of Lester Job and family, Yeoval, exhibited both Division 2 champion and reserve, Moombi Sparta L37 (P) (white) the champion while Moombi Sparta L33 (P) (RLW) was reserve standing second to the champion in their class and both sired by Yamburgan Sparta H369.
Caskieben Condamine L26 (P) was awarded Division 4 championship for Geoff Williamson and family, Carisbrook, Victoria.