IT HAS been 15 years since Yanco cattleman Peter Kylstra has entered a show ring, but in just a few weeks he has taken out two of the industry's most prestigious awards.
Fresh off the back of a Canberra Royal female interbreed win, his apricot and black duo cow and calf, Progress Perfect Storm P5 and Progress Perfect Storm R4, was awarded the Urquhart Perpetual Trophy for the supreme beef exhibit of the 2021 Sydney Royal Show on Sunday.
Tears flowed when co-judge Liz Manchee tapped the 30-month-old as the overall winner from the 371 stud beef cattle exhibits that had graced the judging lawns this year.
She overcame the interbreed bull winner, Hillview Quigley Q18 exhibited by Danny and Debbie Hill, Hillview Angus, Bungendore, who was also the Angus supreme exhibit.
THE HORDERN PERPETUAL TROPHY
The Hordern Perpetual Trophy for the supreme beef breed pair was awarded to the Angus group, represented by the Hillview grand champion Angus bull and the Pine Creek grand champion Angus female.
An emotional feat for Danny Hill of Hillview Angus stud, he commented he had always dreamed of winning the Hordern.
"I said to Greg from Pine Creek I have watched him win for years and years, and I would love to be part of it today and as it turns out I am, so it is a very special day," Mr Hill said after judging on Sunday.
"We've had a great show winning the Angus yesterday, interbreed today - it is pretty special."
Previously being part of the Angus winning team in 2018 and 2016, Greg and Sharon Fuller of Pine Creek Angus, Woodstock, believe it is always special to team up with a fellow breeder to represent the breed in a high regard and win.
"We have won the Hordern Trophy seven times in the 22 years it has been running," Mr Fuller said. "The first was at the old Moore Park Showground and then six here at Homebush."
As a pair it was their performance and growth for age, carcase and overall type that had them on top overall for judge Rob Sinnamon of Yulgilbar Pastoral Company, Baryulgil.
The Angus went head-to-head with the Limousin breed for the top honours, a group that included the Urquhart Trophy winner Progress Perfect Storm P5 and grand champion Limousin bull Raydon Park Quokka.
Commenting on his top two breeds, judge Mr Sinnamon said they are industry relevant, commercially focused cattle that have the consistency, volume and capacity he as looking for illustrated through the group.
The Charolais, Murray Grey and Speckle Park breeds also made it to the top five.
RAS SUPREME BEEF INTERBREED HEIFER
It may have been their first time exhibiting at the Sydney Royal Show but the Maclure family of Keajura Park Limousins, Tarcutta, did not let that stop them from taking out a supreme interbreed title today.
Among a field of 13 credible junior heifers representing the various breeds, the Maclures were awarded the RAS Supreme Beef Interbreed heifer sash for their 13-month-old black Limousin heifer, Keajura Park Krystal Rose.
Barraba based judge and Tycolah Poll Hereford stud principal Steve Crowley said liked the length, muscling and depth of the eventual interbreed champion heifer.
"She has that cover with that muscling, and that is very hard to do," Mr Crowley said.
"And that is probably where the Limos have really lifted a lot in the last five or so years; they have the muscle but they've put the softness into them.
"I think that is a very good heifer."
Sired by Cottage Lake Big Star and out of Summit Krystal L35, the young heifer rose to the top of an incredibly strong junior heifer section of the Limousin breed officiated by Tim Lord, KO Angus, Kangaloon.
The result of embryos purchased in 2018 from Summit Livestock, Uranquinty, Krystal Rose was one of three head exhibited by the Maclures at their first Sydney Royal Show.
"The boys (Hamish and Ed) started their (Limousin) stud in 2019 when the embryos went in, and she is one of five of the first embryos we did... We have two full sisters to her at home," Belinda Maclure said.
Previously having a number of successes with steers, the Maclures were complety completely surprised by their success in the first year of showing stud cattle saying it was a big shock but they are humbled to receive a prestigious accolade that many dream of.
"We are aware it takes a lot of time to do what they (Hamish and Ed) have done, so we are proud and in shock," Mrs Maclure said.
"To have their name written in the realm of other people that have previously won the RAS title is amazing... something you dream of.
"We are so proud of how the boys managed the animals through the week and leading up to the show.
"We are not from the stud cattle industry, the boys stumbled into cattle showing when Hamish was in year 5, Ed year 3, through their school but cattle showing has given them so much and we are grateful they found this.
"This is what they do spare time and they continue to learn lessons about life; how to get on with and talk to people, how to dress and be professional, have good connections within industry and they have fun doing it - we don't say have to get up at 4am but they love doing it."
Ringside breeders were quick to show their interest in the stylish female, asking the Maclures if she was for sale.
"We had offers but quickly said she is not for sale," David Maclure said. "Just starting off with stud animals, and to get one as good as this... we can build a whole around her."
Commenting it has been an amazing journey so far, the Maclures said this is just the beginning with the hope to join and calve the young Krystal Rose out before looking at moving her to the donor pen in the future.
Also making the Mr Crowley's selection for the top five in the RAS Supreme Beef Interbreed were the Angus, Murray Grey, Simmental/Fleckvieh and Speckle Park junior champion heifers.
Pine Creek Angus stud at Woodstock had won The Gordon Fuller Memorial Perpetual Trophy for interbreed breeder's group with their team of Angus.
This marked the fourth time in the eight years the award has been running that the Fuller family of Pine Creek Angus has won the title, which began in 2014.
"The breeder's group trophy is donated in memory of my father, the late Gordon Fuller, so it is an emotional win," Greg Fuller said.
"He always believed the breeder's group was the one to win at any show. So to do it again is special."
Looking for cattle that fit industry, judge Scott Hann of Truro Herefords and Poll Herefords, Bellata, commended the group for their power and soundness.
I'm not looking at breeds but rather a group of cattle that suit industry, and this is a fantastic team, Mr Hann said.
"The cow is the best part of the team, and would be the best cow out here.. Powerful, she has frame, constitution and a good bull calf behind her.
"The younger bull that leads the group may be the best junior bull out here, he has a moderate frame but so much weight and EMA (eye muscle area).
"And the second bull is easy fleshing and has a tonne of muscle in him."
The Pine Creek group was made up of the grand champion Angus female, PC Miss J260 Conversion M205, the junior champion Angus bull PC Royal Roll R017 and the stud's winner of the bull 19 and not over 20 months class, PC Quick Silver Q063.
The top three interbreed breeder's groups also included the Charolais group exhibited by Myona Charolais, Coonamble and the Shorthorn group from the Neilson, Sue and Nicholas Job of Royalla Shorthorns, Yeoval.
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