Scott Lewington from Kymarney Herefords, Uranquinty, has claimed the grand champion bull win at the 53rd annual Herefords Australia National Show and Sale at Wodonga yesterday.
Kymarney Majestic was judge Brent Fisher’s, Silverstream Herefords and Charolais, Christchurch, New Zealand, favourite on the day taking home junior champion bull followed by the Ken Palmer Memorial Trophy for grand champion.
The 20-month-old bull was by Wirruna Hawson H338 from Kymarney Maritanna, and weighed 906 kilograms with measurements of 38 centimeters in the scrotal circumference, 124cm2 in the eye muscle area (EMA) and fat scans of 18 millimeters and 10mm in the rump and rib.
Intermediate champion went to EDR Mojo, exhibited by EDR Herefords, Wynyard, Tasmania. Reserve intermediate champion was Mawarra Fire Power, exhibited by Mawarra Herefords, Longford, Victoria.
Glendan Park Hereford stud took home senior champion bull with their 26-month-old sire, Glendan Park Maddox M024. Jaclinton Magazine M20 was the recipient of reserve senior champion bull, exhibited by vendor Clinton Baulch, Warrnambool, Vic.
Reserve junior champion bull was snatched up by Kanimbla Gringo M094 from the Kanimbla Poll Hereford stud, Holbrook.
Top of the Drop was the fresh class of yearling bulls introduced to the line up.
Committee chairman Alvio Trovatello, Glendan Park Herefords, Kyneton, Victoria, said the new class aims to get new genetics out into the field at a younger age.
“By offering bulls this age we are shortening the genetic interval for quicker genetic gain,” Mr Trovatello said.
Judged by Brent Fisher, Silverstream Herefords and Charolais, Christchurch, New Zealand, the champion ribbon went to Centennial Jetfire N002, exhibited by Paul and Nola Rogers, Centennial stud, Holbrook.
Jetfire N002 was by Dunoon Jet J172 from Mount Difficult Glynis H67. It weighed 662kg with a scrotal circumference of 40cm and measurements of 98cm2 in the EMA and 16mm and 10mm in the rump and rib fats.
Ravensdale Poll Herefords’s entry, Ravensdale Anzac N024 by Injemira Anzac K220 from Ravensdale Colleen K424, was the reserve champion.
Most successful exhibitor went to long time exhibitors the Sykes family from Mawarra Herefords, Longford, Vic.
A total of 187 Hereford bulls sell today following a strong showing of the breed yesterday.
Full report to follow.