HE CAUGHT the eye of many last year as a junior taking out jackpot champion bull, but this year he was back with a much bigger title in mind.
Hillview Quigley Q18 exhibited by Hillview Angus, Bungendore, today won the Jason Sutherland Memorial Champion of Champions title at the Royal Canberra Cattle Show sponsored by Ausmectin.
Judges were Steve Carter, Blackjack Shorthorns, Tumut, Peter Cook, Barana Simmentals, Coolah, Renee Keith, Allenae Angus and Poll Herefords, Roslyn and Emily Polsen (associate), Grace Valley Livestock, Yass.
Going home with a truck full of awards, Quigley Q18 was the supreme champion beef breed bull, as well as the senior and grand champion Angus bull and supreme Angus exhibit of the show.
At 23 months of age, he was by LD Capitalist 316 and out of Hillview Jillian J35, and will go on to the Sydney Royal Show in April.
"It was special feeling to win and to hear the judge's comments (both in Angus and interbreed), it got me emotional," Mr Hill said.
"I won the interbreed in 2011 with an Angus bull Hillview El Toro E188, but this year was a lot more special because I've been hands-on with the cattle myself until I sent them to Kierin's."
Supreme champion beef breed female went to the Limousin cow Progress Perfect Storm P5 with heifer calf at foot, Progress Perform Storm R4.
Exhibited by Progress Limousins, Yanco, and H & L Livestock, Queanbeyan, she was the senior and grand champion Limousin female as well as supreme Limousin exhibit.
Returning to the ring after he retired from showing 15 years ago, Peter Kylstra of Progress Limousins said it meant a lot to go up against people he held as a pinnacle in the industry and still be able to match them with a level of quality.
"After 15 years, I wondered whether I had the ability to step back in," Mr Kylstra said.
"People increase their skills and the quality of their animals, so to step back in and be competitive and receive an accolade like this means so much, and to have (my son) Troy leading is a buzz; he was only five when I stopped showing."
Mr Kylstra said "it was great to pull the boots back on and go for a run". Their next stop will be Sydney.
At 29 months of age, she calved just shy of two and is by Progress Moose M2 and out of Progress Collies Magic K4.
Her calf, Perfect Storm R4, had only six months of age also had a successful interbreed debut on her own last night when she won the $1400 heifer jackpot competition, beating 27 heifers some of which were 12 months her senior.
The supreme interbreed breeder's group was won by the Red Angus group exhibited by Christie Fuller and Gavin Iseppi of Diamond Red Angus, Cowra.
The Red Angus group included the junior and grand champion Red Angus female, junior and grand champion Red Angus bull and reserve junior champion Red Angus female.
Top five interbreed bulls included; Angus, Red Angus, Limousin, Fleckvieh, Australian Lowline.
Top five interbreed females included; Limousin, Angus, Simmental, Fleckvieh, Red Angus.
Full report in next week's The Land newspaper.
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