It was a nine hour round trip from Surat to the Clifton Showgrounds, but the journey paid handsome dividends for Ivan Price and family, Moongool Charolais Stud.
It was the first time the Price family has exhibited at the Clifton Show, and they were awarded the most successful exhibitor in the stud cattle section.
Success included their cow and heifer calf unit Moongool Fan Mail claiming the supreme stud beef exhibit of the show.
The judging of the supreme exhibit was between the grand champion bulls and females emerging from the European, British and Tropical breed judging.
It was judged by a panel of three including Tammy Robinson, Glenheart Brangus, Toogoolawah, Kathryn Trace, Dalby and Andrew Meara, Toowoomba.
Speaking on behalf of the judges, Tammy Robinson said, it was Moongool Fan Mail’s overall structured soundness that put her in the top spot.
“She is a very worthy winner, “ Tammy said.
Moongool Fan Mail is by the $20,000 sire Advance Dozer, from a Moongool female family, and was earlier the grand champion female in the European judging.
The grand champion bull in the British category was the Red Angus bull Rosemullon Red Magellan exhibited by Heather Davis, Goomburra, while the grand champion female was Donna Lynn Cherie exhibited by Milton Fowler, Pittsworth.
In the Tropical judging the grand champion bull was Dunlop Sylvester, exhibited by Scott and Rebecca Dunlop, Dunlop Santa Gertrudis, Proston. The grand champion Tropical female was Talgai Lucy, exhibited by the Talgai Santa Gertrudis stud, Allora.
The grand champion European bull was the Simmental Meldon Park Money Bags, exhibited by the Skene family, Cecil Plains.
In the All Breeds Heifer Show held separately on the Friday evening under lights, Moongool Stud also claimed the senior and grand champion heifer award with Moongool Undine 12, while stable mate Moongool Oroton was junior champion heifer.
The grand champion steer was Max, a Limousin/Droughtmaster cross exhibited by Allison McCabe on behalf of Travis Luscombe. This steer will now complete at Casino Beef Week, NSW.
The reserve champion steer was a Limousin/Angus cross steer, also known as Max exhibited by Sam Weier, Mt Moller.