Competitors travelled from all corners of the country and even across the ditch to attend the Angus Youth National Roundup held in Armidale this week.
Starting on Thursday, about 171 Australian and New Zealand beef cattle enthusiasts gathered at the showgrounds to build their knowledge bank with informational sessions, cattle judging and junior paraders.
Among the multitude of awards and scholarships up for grabs, winning entrants could walk away with registered Angus heifers, prize money or interstate show invitations.
Trio Angus studmaster Matt Cherry cast his eye over the cattle classes on Saturday, including steers, bulls and females.
The champion steer was awarded to the Mundoo exhibit paraded by Lachlan Clarke.
Many onlookers were left hauling praises the way of champion bull Knowla National N72 exhibited by Jack Laurie who secured the title ahead of reserve champion bull Black Diamond Red Phenomenon P500 exhibited by Sebastian Volker.
The champion heifer title was awarded to Black Diamon Miss Paspaley P401 paraded by South Australian competitor Lottie Volker. Reserve went to PJ Dream P04 exhibited by Lochie McLauchlan.
The hotly contested champion intermediate heifer title, where almost 60 head were paraded before the judge, was given to Killain Blackcap May 3 N21 exhibited by Thomas Duddy, Tamworth, with reserve going to Bellaspur Rough Rider Quix N23 with Rachel Henry as parader.
The 23 hour drive from Victoria was well worth it for the Branson family when Banquet Wivem N050 claimed senior champion cow after judge Matt Cherry described her as unbelievable.
Reserve champion was secured by Mundoo Holly N7 with Mitchell Dundas.
The Duddy family also claimed the champion cow with Killain Madame Pride 3 and her bull calf ahead of reserve champion Ben Nevis Jean M30 exhibited by Maggie Halliday.
Sunday will see entrants competed in paraders classes before final presentations are made in the afternoon.
Read the full report in The Land.