Numbers were back in the Square Meater ring with only three head entered for the 2020 Royal Canberra Show comp, down from six in 2019, with all animals exhibited by annual entrants James Dalton and Emily Wilson of Emjay Park Square Meaters, Camden.
Judge Glenn Trout of Kenmere Charolais, Holbrook, and associate judge Michelle Fairall, Micanker Livestock, Harden, selected a productive cow/calf unit as their grand champion female and supreme exhibit.
Chasing new genetics, the exhibitors purchased the rising six-year-old champion female Weethalle Gypsy Princess last year from the Weethalle stud.
She is sired by Javid Horwitz and from Thurloo Park Gypsie, and she showed with a two-month-old heifer calf at foot, Emjay Park Quinn sired by Weethalle Laird.
Judge Glenn Trout described her as a cow showing exactly what she can do.
"She has a beautiful udder, and you really got to appreciate the feet and leg structure of this female ... the way she moves and gets out and tracks," Mr Trout said.
"This is a really productive female unit."
For the major title, the supreme winner came up against her daughter Weethalle Gypsy Queen who was the junior champion.
Sired by Weethalle Kelso she was rising 14 months in age.
Emjay Park stud co-principal Emily Wilson, Camden, said they loved the Square Meater breed due to their quick growth and great temperament.
"I am the ag teacher at Penola Catholic College, and they are great for the school," Ms Wilson said.
"The students are handling the cattle and doing it as part of their primary industry course."
Breed: Square Meaters
Judge: Glenn Trout, Kenmere Charolais, Holbrook
Associate judge: Michelle Fairall, Micanker Livestock, Harden
No. of exhibits: 3
Junior champion female: Weethalle Gypsy Queen, James Dalton and Emily Wilson, Emjay Park Stud, Camden
Senior champion female: Weethalle Gypsy Princess, James Dalton and Emily Wilson, Emjay Park Stud, Camden
Reserve senior champion female: Silver Gully Nala, James Dalton and Emily Wilson, Emjay Park Stud, Camden
Grand champion female: Weethalle Gypsy Princess, James Dalton and Emily Wilson, Emjay Park Stud, Camden
Supreme exhibit: Weethalle Gypsy Princess, James Dalton and Emily Wilson, Emjay Park Stud, Camden