A New Age for Angus grand champions

A New Age for Angus grand champions


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Angus grand champion bull DSK YXC New Age N71, pictured with handler Lonnie Stone.

Angus grand champion bull DSK YXC New Age N71, pictured with handler Lonnie Stone.

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A bull from Coonabarabran on only his second show outing has triumphed in the Angus ring.

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It may have only been his second show outing, but that didn't stop DSK YXC New Age N71 from impressing in the Angus ring at the Royal Queensland Show.

The rising two-year-old bull, exhibited by Chris Knox and Helen Alexander, Coonabarabran, came into the ring weighing 1142kg.

He had an average daily gain of 1.6kg, P8 and rib fat of 24mm and 22mm and an eye muscle area of 144 sq cm.

Sired by Young Dale Xcaliber 32X from DSK C84 Flower F113, Ms Alexander said DSK YXC New Age N71

Judge Brad Hanson from Bullakeana Brangus and Hanson Angus and Ultrablack said it was a close contest between him and junior champion Angus bull Ruby Ridge Nashville, exhibited by Darren and Karen Plowman, Kingaroy.

"It was just his capacity and mobility for a bull of his age," he said.

Ms Alexander said they were very pleased with the result, with it only his second show.

"We knew he was good enough to be the champion bull, that's why we brought him but it all depends on the judge's opinion on the day and luckily he agreed with us," she said.

"We brought five head, one steer and four bulls.

"Of the four bulls we have three firsts and a second and the champion of course... and the steer came second in a big class."

DSK YXC New Age N71 is due to be sold on Thursday in the DSK stud on-property sale.

Brian Kennedy, Elders Larissa Bilston, Farmalogic, judge Brad Hanson, Glenrae Pastoral Company's Glen Perrett and Chloe Gould and MP Deb Frecklington with champion cow.

Brian Kennedy, Elders Larissa Bilston, Farmalogic, judge Brad Hanson, Glenrae Pastoral Company's Glen Perrett and Chloe Gould and MP Deb Frecklington with champion cow.

Meanwhile Bowenfels Jeddas Pride M18 exhibited by Glen Perrett, Glenrae Pastoral Co, Goomeri took out the grand champion female accolade after first being named senior champion cow.

The 32-month-old cow, a daughter of B S S Design from Bowenfels Jedda J7, is no stranger to Ekka glory, having been a calf at foot when her mother was grand champion Angus female in 2017 and then taking out junior champion Angus cow or heifer last year.

Mr Hanson described her a "very well-formed female".

"Her udder set and teat placement was great and she was solid on her feet and had a great calf," he said.

"She was the complete package.

"In terms of production, the males may be the foremans but the females are the factories."

Mr Perrett said they were very pleased with the win.

"She's been a very special heifer to us," he said.

"She's been very successful.This was her only show for this year and being at the end of the season it will be her final show for the year."

Mr Perrett said seven-month-calf at foot Bowenfels Eboni was a "real little replica" of her mother, with Bowenfels Jeddas Pride M18 due to calve again in December.

"If everything goes well with her calving, possibly she'll be in the show team again next year," he said.

"Eboni might also possibly go on to be part of the show team."

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