Yarrawonga P260 a showstealer

Emerald Show doubles as a feature for the Santa Gertrudis breed

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OUTSTANDING: Grand champion bull Yarrawonga P260 with his handler, sponsor Scott Ferguson, Alastair Bassingthwaighte and judge Neil Watson in Emerald.

OUTSTANDING: Grand champion bull Yarrawonga P260 with his handler, sponsor Scott Ferguson, Alastair Bassingthwaighte and judge Neil Watson in Emerald.

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Visitors to the annual Emerald Show were in for a treat with some of the best Santa Gertrudis stud cattle on display.

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A YOUNG bull labelled as "outstanding" has literally swept the floor at the 90th Emerald Show.

Yarrawonga P260, presented by Andrew Bassingthwaighte and family, Wallumbilla, captured attention each time he was led into the judging ring in Emerald, which also doubled as the Santa Gertrudis Feature Show.

Sired by Yarrawonga Corvette H730 and calved by Yarrawonga H309, the young bull first took honours in Class 10 for bulls aged between 12-15 months when he claimed the gong as champion bull calf.

The win was met with applause but was only a precursor to better things.

Later judge Neil Watson said it was "almost impossible" to pass on Yarrawonga P260 for the grand champion bull award and the title as supreme champion Santa Gertrudis exhibit.

"This fellow has a lot to offer the Santa breed," Mr Watson said.

"He is big, strong and with a good body. He has a clean sheath, which is something I look for in a bull, and there is an evenness to his muscle and tone."

Scott Ferguson, Glenn Oaks Nobby, had his moment in the sun as sponsor of the supreme champion exhibit while his family operation claimed Class 14 for bulls aged 21-24 months.

Glenn Oaks Nirvana N182, a product of Waco Eland J1402 and Glenn Oaks H82, was an impressive type who took Mr Watson's eye ahead of Canowindra Redemption, Dangarfield Abdul A355, Diamond H Uturn U026, Cardona Rio Grande R173 and Canowindra Rockafeller R108.

Glenn Oaks Nirvana N182 was also named senior champion bull.

The Bassingthwaightes also took out senior and grand champion female as well as reserve senior champion female. The sire/dam progeny group titles went to Daniel and Kasey Phillips, Wandoan.

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