EMERALD breeders Lincoln and Lisa Job, Marellan Shorthorns, were ecstatic on Friday with their major win in the annual Ekka competition.
Their champion senior exhibit Malleevale Newest Addition went on to be awarded grand champion bull.
Malleevale Newest Addition, by Yanco Limited Edition and out of Eselar Park Ftn Honour, weighed in at 838kg and recorded an EMA of 125sq cm and an average daily weight gain of 1.25kg.
Judge Tim Light, Lagoona Red Poll, Armidale, said he was very impressed with the overall showing of the breed.
"We had a really good senior bull come out against the junior bull, the junior bull just probably not at his day just yet, probably not prepared just quite for the championships," he said.
"The senior bull had a heap of meat in him - he was a square box good, functional bull that moved around the arena very well."
Barambah breeder Jeff Rose, Amavale Shorthorns, exhibited the grand champion female Amavale Millie.
Sired by Woolcott H378 and out of Woolcott F013, the 33-month-old senior champion female was exhibited with a calf at foot.
Reserve senior female was awarded to three-year-old Royalla Isobel L365, by Sprys Junction and from Royalla Isobel H135, was also exhibited by Jeff Rose and was shown with twin calves at foot.
"We had a really impressive cow and calf out there that took out the champion female," Mr Light said.
"She's a really functional and feminine female and moved amazingly well and was just a really sweet heifer."
Amavale was also awarded junior champion bull with their exhibit Amavale Postman, a 16-month-old bull weighing in at 548kg and recording an EMA of 106sq cm. Reserve was awarded to 17-month-old Amavale Platinum, weighing in at 564kg, an EMA of 108sq cm and an ADG of 1.09kg.
Junior champion female was awarded to 15-month-old heifer Emross Darling Girl by Yamburgan and from Zenith Zps, which was exhibited by Belinda Emery, Emross Shorthorns, Delungra, NSW.
Reserve junior female went to Amavale Peppa, a 16-month-old by Royalla Statesman from Amavale Larissa.
Mr Light said the Shorthorn breed had a great showing of cattle right through with plenty of sires showing great potential for the future of the breed.