FarmFest bull classes as competitive as everJune 21, 2016
Bulls took centre stage on day two of CRT FarmFest 2016 with strong entries in each of the European, British and tropical breed classes.
Judge Gary Noller, Gunnadoo Charolais, Oakey, said while competition was tough there were standout exhibits that would contribute to the Australian beef industry’s reputation of producing a consistent article.
McGregors Klapper went on to compete against the overall winner of the senior champion bull classes, Wheelview Kurrajong, in the final section of the day, the supreme champion bull.
Exhibited by Brad Densley, Steele Rudd Murray Greys, East Greenmount, Wheelview Kurrajong claimed the supreme champion title and the win surprised owners and spectators after Mr Noller’s outstanding appraisal of the competition.
Mr Noller described the supreme champion bull as smooth and balanced with a tremendous herd sire front end.
“This bull has a lovely degree of salvage that is only accomplished through balance and structure,” he said.
“He’s fit for the purpose of breeding consistent calves with the ability to fatten as well as being made for our vast country and drought conditions.
He’s got presence, he’s prances a little bit and he stands so strong- his structure is second to none.”
Mr Densley said Wheelview Kurrajong’s next stop would be the Ekka.
“We bought him from Peter Barrett at Wheelview as a 10-month-old weaner from the Wheelview dispersal sale,” Mr Densley said.
“I never intended to show him and planned to use him in the herd, which we will most definitely do, but his show career came along quite unexpectedly.
“He just started shaping up and showing good type. We’ve already collected semen straws from him and we’re stoked with the future he has ahead.”
In front: Steele Rudd Murray Grey stud fitter Sam Fletcher, Tenterfield, holding supreme champion bull Wheelview Kurrajong. Owner Brad Densley, Steele Rudd Murray Greys, East Greenmount, displays the ribbon and judge Gary Noller, Gunnadoo Charolais, Oakey, presents the rosette.