Buyers of the senior and grand champion bull would be exceedingly happy to have him in their paddocks, according to the judge, Robert Hutchinson, at the 2019 Third Annual Simmental National Show at Dubbo last Tuesday.
Mr Hutchinson was praising 25-months-old Settler Nelson, a son of Woonallee Harry, bred and exhibited by Richard Wilkinson, Settler stud, Bringelly, and weighing 1034 kilograms at 25 months and displaying an eye muscle area (EMA) of 135 square centimetres and fat distribution of 10 millimetres at the rump and 9mm at the rib while carrying at 38cm scrotal circumference.
Mr Hutchinson of Long Gully Livestock feedlot, Rutherglen, Vic, officiated over 14 females and 16 bulls exhibited by 16 breeders from four states, with associate, Chelsea Rayner, Kidman Down Simmental and Shorthorn studs, Sheffield, Tasmania.
"He's such a big bull and floats around the ring. He's so relaxed he really knows this ring and holds his head up so easily. He's got real sire appeal," Mr Hutchinson said.
Savannah Simmentals of Vaughan and Sarah Campagnolo, Myponga, South Australia, took out junior champion bull award with Savannah Power Surge, a son of Wheatland Kill Switch.
Miss Rayner said Power Surge was a clear standout in terms of completeness and overall balance. "There's plenty of length and punch to him," she said.
Power Surge weighed 612kg at 15 months with an EMA of 120sqcm and SC of 36cm and is the first Kill Switch son to be shown in Australia.
Reserve senior champion bull was 25-month-old Springside Nano Man, by Aussie Park Jamie, shown by Peter and Toni Rauchle, Springside stud, Pittsworth, Queensland, while reserve junior champion award went to Mt Ararat Phoenix shown by John Leek, Mt Ararat stud, Nar Nar Goon, Vic.
Junior and grand champion female, Loaderry Poppy, by Tullatoola Just Right, was shown by Luke Adams, Londonderry, and highly praised by both judges.
Reserve junior, Hobbs Livestock Red Keepsake Summit a first daughter of Harvie Red Summit, was shown by Stuart and Kylie Hobbs, Molong.
Senior champion female was Rellum Farms Otty, by Woonallee Jackhammer, shown by Grantley and Vicki Muller, Rellum stud, Mount Gambier, SA.
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