Baroona Park’s top dams recognisedAugust 15, 2016
Judge Graham Brown kicked off proceedings at the Murray Grey competition last Friday awarding both the junior and grand champion female to Baroona Park Murray Grey Stud.
Exhibitors David and Sally Taylor, Wellcamp, were overjoyed with their wins, adding they were overwhelmed by the acknowledgement.
Both females are by Monterey sires and out of Baroona Park’s own Baroona Park Sarah, a well-known favourite in the Murray Grey stud world.
Reserve junior female was awarded to Bookoola Sandra, exhibited by Inverell’s Robert and Sue Lea of Bookoola Park Murray Grey Stud.
“We’re very overwhelmed at this stage but excited,” Mr Taylor said.
“I think it reflects our main focus on having strong, generational genetics and we put a lot of emphasis on the female side of things and it’s definitely paid off.”
Mr Taylor said the junior heifer was preg-tested in calf with the stud anticipating their return to the 2017 Royal Brisbane Show.
“You have to plan ahead.”
Located just outside of Toowoomba, the small Murray Grey stud will be entering seven of their bulls into the upcoming Murray Grey Advantage Sale in Roma this September.
Grand champion bull was awarded to Condari’s Kym Carlton with her exhibit Carlinga Linebacker with reserve awarded to Yallembie Kaputar, exhibited by David and Judy King, Inverell.
Weighing a little over 900kg and with an average daily weight gain of 1.65kg, Linebacker is by Ondiong and out of Carlinga Tarella.
Led by Lyn Richards of Rouchelle Murray Grey stud, Muswellbrook, the outstanding young sire was praised by the judge for his unwavering strength and soundness for his age.
Linebacker went on to win supreme Murray Grey exhibit against senior champion Monterey Kosciusko, exhibited by Shelly Hansen of Shell-Dee Murray Grey Stud, Kingaroy.
“This was easily the toughest decision I’ve had to make,” Mr Brown said. “I think the younger bull has that little bit more to offer.
“He’s got a moderate frame with a tremendous weight for age and he’s spot on with what we’re looking for.”
Mr Brown noted Linebacker held all the characteristics which would hold the future of the breed in good stead.
“This shows the clear direction in which the breed is going.”
Inverell’s David and Judy King also managed to take home the award for reserve champion bull with their exhibit Yallembie Kaputar K9.
The 922kg sire is by Monterey Showtime and out of Yallembie Gunsmoke with the judge adding the two year old showed tremendous soundness and doing ability.
Supreme exhibit Carlinga Linebacker is owned by Kym Carlton, Condabri, led by Lyn Richards, McCullys Gap.