A 20-month-old black Limousin heifer has taken out supreme exhibit of the 2020 Limousin National Show and Sale.
Warrigal Pillow Talk P19 was the senior and grand champion female that came from second-time vendors the Relf family of Warrigal Limousins, Wingham.
Moving to an online format of judging hosted by Limousin Breeder, the 2020 Limousin National was officiated by a panel of three judges including; Glen Waldron of Elite Cattle Company, Meandarra, Qld, Corey Evans of Jen-Daview Limousin stud, Kingaroy, Qld, and Canadian breeder Jackie Payne of Greenwood Limousin and Angus.
Sired by Greenwood Canadian Ways and out of the Warrigal Nickys Exception K23 female, the eye-catching female ticked all the boxes for the vendors who say they will find it hard to part with her.
"As a weaner we went through selecting those to keep, those to sell ... and we decided if she came back homo-polled we would sell her, and she did," Rachel Relf said.
"Every since she has just kept getting better and better, but you have to sell the good ones."
With one bull and three heifers up for sale in tomorrow's online auction, the Relfs returned to the Limousin National to showcase a few good animals that they unfortunately were unable to show at the Sydney Royal Show.
"We were disappointed we didn't get to show her, she was booked in for Sydney and we really hoped that everyone could admire how good she is in person," Ms Relf said.
"She is long and deep, but what we like is the amount of flank in her ... she has a heap of performance, but she is still great through the front end.
"She is also a great heifer to work with - she's dad's favourite."
Despite not getting her to a live show, she was featured in the Five Star Creative Promotions virtual show where she received champion Limousin female and reserve champion people's choice female.
Pillow Talk P19 will now represent Australia in the Limousin Breeder Miss World competition making it the third consecutive year that a Warrigal animal has been our country's representative. Warrigal has been fortunate enough to win Miss Asia/Africa twice, and last year they received silver in Limousin Miss World.
Also in contention for the top-spot was grand champion bull, Summit Rancher P49 exhibited by Hayden and Jasmine Green of Summit Livestock, Uranquinty.
A homo-polled son of Wulfs Zane X238Z, the 20-month-old was out of the Summit Meadowgrass 2149 H39 female who was the 2017 Limousin Miss World winner and grand champion female and supreme exhibit of the Limousin feature at the 2017 Sydney Royal Show.
Weighing in at 840 kilograms and measuring 34.5 centimetres in the scrotal circumference at the start of the month, he received unanimous first place votes to take out the champion bull title.
Summit Livestock retained 100 doses of semen and 1/4 semen share for in herd use in the upcoming sire that was said to be a game changer.
Qualifying for the Limousin Breeder Champion of the World Competition, Rancher P49 now has the opportunity to follow in his dam's footsteps as he enters the world stage.
From the same herd, reserve champion bull went to Summit Herdsman P65, a 19-month-old son of Summit Paycheck M22 out of the Summit Krystal L35 female. He weighed 805kg with a 38cm scrotal measurement earlier this month.
Reserve grand champion female went to the junior champion, Chateau Pampered Girl exhibited by vendors the McIntyre family of Londrigan, Vic.
Garry and Karen Hedger of Garren Park Genetics, Culcairn, also found success in the online judging, receiving reserve senior champion female with their 20-month-old exhibit Garren Park Krystal P41, a daughter of Richmond Defender SRD 36D out of the Garren Park Krystal H3 female.
They also won reserve junior champion female with Garren Park Kystal P68. By Garren Park Lucien and from Garren Park Krystal H61, she was 19 months.
The Limousin National Sale will be held via online AuctionsPlus from 9am till 7pm tomorrow (May 1).
Full detailed report from the Limousin National Show and Sale in next week's The Land.