UPDATED: 11:30am June 16
Forbes-based KO Shorthorn stud had a clean sweep in the led judging at the 63rd National Shorthorn Show and Sale today.
A total of 108 animals were on display, broken down in to 26 unled bulls, 68 led bulls, and 14 led heifers.
Coming from the oldest bull class of the day was the grand champion, KO Meteor Roulette R133, exhibited Krystelle Ridley of the KO Shorthorn stud.
Under judge Peter Collins of Merridale Angus, Tennyson, Vic, the son of KO Meteor M108 was "a clear winner".
"Look at this powerful fella on top, he just has so much thickness and strength of spine," Mr Collins said.
"He really shows himself off when he walks."
This was the second outing for the 26-month-old, which weighed 1092 kilograms with an eye muscle area of 146 square centimetres and fats of 17mm and 10mm, after attending the Sydney Royal Show earlier in the year where he was also the senior and grand champion Shorthorn bull.
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K.O Shorthorns principal Krystelle Ridley said she admired M108 as he was "just an upstanding bull with plenty of sire appeal".
"He has a really good head and neck, he's thick, mobile, and really in the paddock, he looks amazing"
Miss Ridley said this win was the first grand champion at the show for her K.O stud but said as a family, the Ridley's had won the title four other times.
"As myself I won a division champion in 2017 and we have had champions here and there but not for a while.
Miss Ridley also exhibited the junior champion bull, K.O PNX Resolution R152, who was an Eselar Park K25 Phoenix P184 son.
"He was the reserve junior champion at Sydney too so he went one better at this show," she said.
The 21-month-old bull weighed 924kg, had fats of 18mm and 10mm, and had and EMA of 130square centimetres.
"He has tremendous weight for age, length and depth of body, and a beautiful shoulder," Mr Collins said.
In the reserve grand champion spot was the unled champion, Caskiben Voyager R50, exhibited by CBN Pastoral, Carisbrook, Vic.
"I just love the type of this bull, the way he moves around, and even with how thick he is, he still had that wedge shape," Mr Collins said.
"He will breed some great cows and some real super-sires."
The 25-month-old son of Caskiben Zeus N85, weighed 990kg with fats of 13mm and 9mm. His EMA was 137square centimetres and had a scrotal of 39cm.
Caskiben also had the reserve champion unled bull with Caskiben Vintage R75, a 972kg, 26-month-old, Caskiben Zeus N74 son.
The grand champion female was awarded to Sprys ES Primrose S14 account of Sprys Shorthorns, Wagga Wagga and AJM Shorthorns, Young.
Sired by the $44,000 Sprys Extra Special N61 bull and out of The Grove Primrose A742, the rising 16-month-old was said to "have it all".
"When asked to judge classes of cattle, you only hope for animals like this," Mr Collins said when commenting on his champion female line.
"The champion heifer is the most complete, she has eye appeal... she took my eye when she first entered the ring with her beautiful outlook.
"I admire her depth of flank and body, her squareness from behind... she parades so well."
Reserve champion female went to Trojon Voila R35 exhibited by Trojon Shorthorns, Lyndhurst.
A rising 22-month-old, she was by Yamburgan Sparta K571 and out of Trojon Voila, and will sell pregnancy-tested-in-calf (PTIC) to Futurity Quinella.
The sale starts at 10am Wednesday June 15 with selling agents Elders and Ray White GTSM.
Champion unled bull: Caskiben Voyager R50 exhibited by CBN Pastoral, Carisbrook, Vic.
Reserve champion unled bull: Caskiben Vintage R75 exhibited by CBN Pastoral, Carisbrook, Vic
Junior champion bull: K.O PNX Resolution R152 exhibited by KO Shorthorns, Forbes.
Reserve junior champion bull: Ronelle Park Rolls Royce R10 exhibited by Ronelle Park Shorthorns, Garland.
Senior champion bull: K.O Meteor Roulette R133 exhibited by KO Shorthorns, Forbes.
Reserve senior champion bull: Caskiben Quantum R40 exhibited by CBN Pastoral, Carisbrook.
Grand champion bull: K.O Meteor Roulette R133 exhibited by KO Shorthorns, Forbes.
Reserve grand champion bull: Caskiben Voyager R50 exhibited by CBN Pastoral, Carisbrook.
Grand champion female: Sprys ES Primrose S14 exhibited by Sprys Shorthorns, Wagga Wagga and AJM Shorthorns, Young.
Reserve champion female: Trojon Voila R35 exhibited by Trojon Shorthorns, Lyndhurst.
Champion Breeder's Group of Three Bulls (Lambell MacKinnon Trophy):
1st: K.O Shorthorns, Forbes.
2nd: Kamilaroi Shorthorns, Tamworth.
3rd: Polldale Shorthorns, Dubbo.
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