Canadian rights sold in Beef Battle winner

Beef Battle winner sparks interest from Canadian breeders

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Nagol Park YZ Romance N148 was the supreme exhibit of the Beef Battle and the Five Star Creative Promotions virtual shows, and the 2019 Shorthorn World Congress.

Nagol Park YZ Romance N148 was the supreme exhibit of the Beef Battle and the Five Star Creative Promotions virtual shows, and the 2019 Shorthorn World Congress.

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The Land's Beef Battle supreme exhibit, Nagol Park YZ Romance N148 has turned heads not only in Australia but overseas with the Canadian rights secured by North American breeders Anwender Cattle Company.

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The Land's Beef Battle supreme exhibit, Nagol Park YZ Romance N148 has turned heads not only in Australia but overseas with the Canadian rights secured by North American breeders Anwender Cattle Company.

Bred and owned by Roger and Niaomi Evans of Nagol Park Shorthorns, Tamworth, the Shorthorn female had been successful at a number of shows, and first caught the eyes of the Anwenders when they were scrolling Facebook in April.

"It was a post related to a virtual Australian show that she had won the champion Shorthorn female title in. Gary messaged the page immediately to express our interest," they said.

Based in Radville, Saskatchewan, the Anwenders calve about 25 Shorthorn cows and put in at least 20 embryos annually.

There are three cow families that make up the majority of their Shorthorn herd; the 'Candys', the 'Baroness' and the 'Fairest Fayes'. The Romance female will introduce a new outcross line to their program.

"One of the ways we enjoy promoting our program is through the show ring. Sadie has been active on the junior show scene since 2007, and we started showing at open shows that year as well. We show throughout the summer and fall each year with Canadian Western Agribition being the final stop," they said.

"Over the past eight years we have shown a number of champions, but the highlight is having both the Canadian National Champion Bull and Female in 2018, as well as that bull winning champion at Agribition.

"We have consigned bulls and females to the Sun Country Shorthorn Sale since 2012 in addition to offering select females and embryos for sale by private treaty."

The Anwenders were on the look out for a few years for a female like Romance. They believe her udder and body shape make her a stand out.

"There is hardly a better udder that you would find on any cow of any breed. She has the lower quarter and muscle shape that we like to see in our females as well," the Anwenders said.

"The roan colouring is very marketable for us in both bulls and females. Her first calf at side is also very impressive."

Looking to bring another top-end female line into their herd, they are keen to see how she will work with both Canadian and Australian sires.

"Her phenotype and outcross genetics are something that can add value to the Shorthorn breed in Canada," they said.

Niaomi Evans of Nagol Park said they are thankful for the virtual shows that have run, for providing the opportunity for exposure.

"It has opened everyones' eyes up to how we can market cattle," she said. "If we up our game a bit, the world is available."

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