Top quality Red Angus genetics caught the eye of judge Scott Myers, Wagga Wagga, and he believes the breed might have been a serious contender for the Hordern Trophy supreme beef breed championship.
The Goondoola prefix provided a power-packed exhibition of Red Angus with the showing of the senior and grand champion female and best exhibit, Goondoola Rebel Miss R30, the junior female, the reserve senior female, the Breeder's Group, and the Sire's Progeny Group.
The junior female, Goondoola Trickstar T20, was from the youngest class - the nine to 12 months. Bieber Spartan E629 sired it out of a Goondoola Love Bite female.
The reserve senior female was Goondoola Royal Flush R40, the reserve junior champion heifer at last year's Sydney Royal cattle show.
In his eyes, Mr Myers' summary of the breeders' groups indicated the program for the Goondoola Red Angus.
"You've got to admire that performance that these cattle have," he said. "They have my choice of the junior and senior female in their team; however, the bull is long-balanced, and he fits what they're doing today. And I commend them for it," he said.
He was equally fulsome in his praise for the junior and senior females on the path to announcing the grand champion female.
"I like the structural correctness of these females. I'm proud of both of these females. It is only my opinion when it gets down to the grand champion. Today, hands down, the senior champion is my choice for the grand champion. Congratulations."
The Powe family's Goondoola Red Angus was judged the most successful exhibitor of the breed.
One of the co-principals of Goondoola, Hannah Powe, said Rebel Miss was shown last year at Sydney and stood second in class to the cow which was reserve senior champion this year.
"Her dam (Goondoola Miss Naughty N04) is a full sibling to Goondoola Latitude L25, whose progeny won the sire/dam progeny group," she said.
Rebel Miss had a four-month-old heifer calf at foot - Goondoola Tallahassee T46, by Yallambee Revival Q56.
"The cow nearly wasn't shown due to a leg infection in January which kept flaring up," Ms Powe said.
Her dam (Goondoola Miss Naughty N04) is a full sibling to Goondoola Latitude L25, whose progeny won the sire/dam progeny group.
Heifer calf at foot - Goondoola Tallahassee T46 - 4 months old, by Yallambee Revival Q56.
The cow nearly wasn't shown due to a leg infection in January which kept flaring up.
The Knee family, Mellowood Red Angus Loomberah, showed the senior and grand champion bull, Mellowood26P Red Sniper (AI) MWDS03. Mellowood also showed the reserve junior female, Mellowood P500 Sweet Rumba.
The junior champion bull, K5X Significant S117 (MAF), shown by SB Hayward and KL Smith, Allora, Queensland, was sired by Goondoola Pistol P06(AI).
Mr Myers highlighted the expression of muscle displayed by both the bulls. "When we are breeding cattle, we want to make sure we make money doing it," he said.
"Both the senior and junior bull had the displays of muscle and have got attributes that you want in your breeding program," he said.
However, he chose Red Sniper, a winner of the bull over 24 and not over 30 months class, as his overall champion.
"When you get over the top of him, you see that spring of rib with great capacity and a beautiful head carriage," he said.
Junior female: Goondoola Trickstar T20 (AI) (ET), Goondoola Livestock, Cargo. Reserve: Mellowood P500 Sweet Rumba MWDS11, Mellowood Red Angus, Loomberah.
Senior and grand female and best exhibit: Goondoola Rebel Miss R30 (AI), Goondoola Livestock. Res: Goondoola Royal Flush R40 PSPR40, Goondoola Livestock.
Junior bull: K5X Significant S117 (MAF), SB Hayward and KL Smith, Allora, Queensland. Res: Star Red Sylvester LEJS16, Graham and Sandra Jordan, Goonoo Red Angus, Calala.
Senior and grand bull and best exhibit: Mellowood26P Red Sniper (AI) MWDS03, Mellowood Red Angus, Loomberah.