A 20-month-old Red Angus heifer from the Powe family of Cargo has taken out the top title in the breed's judging at the Royal Sydney Show on Saturday.
Goondoola Cheta N15 was named junior and grand champion female by judge Jason Catts, Futurity Shorthorns, Baradine. before securing the best exhibit title ahead of senior and grand champion bull, Redgums Willy, presented by the Downey family, Yambuna, Victoria.
By Goondoola Latitude L25 and out of Goondoola Cheta L03, the female gained the praise of Mr Catts from the moment she entered the ring.
He described her as a clear winner of the female over 16 and under 20 months class and wasn't afraid to place her above the Powe family's senior champion cow and calf combination .
"She is a quality female from nose to tail," he said.
Judge: Jason Catts, Futurity Shorthorns, Baradine
No. of exhibits: 33
Junior champion bull: Black Diamond Red Phenomenon, Christie Kennedy
Reserve junior champion bull: Goondoola Pistol P06, Powe family
Junior champion female: Goondoola Cheta N15, Powe family
Reserve junior champion female: Goondoola Gold P10, Powe family
Senior champion bull: Redgums Willy, Cliff Downey
Reserve senior champion bull: Goondoola National N09, Powe family
Senior champion female: Goondoola Gold M24, Powe family
Reserve senior champion female: GK Red 23 Tinsel, Gavin and Kirrily Iseppi
Grand champion bull: Redgums Willy, Cliff Downey
Grand champion female: Goondoola Cheta N15, Powe family
Best exhibit: Goondoola Cheta N15, Powe family