Sisters take on competition in Red Poll ring

Sisters take on competition in Red Poll ring

Ekka 2019 News
Sisters Paris (16) and Georgia (12), Whibley, GPS Stud, Pallamallawa, cleaned up the competition in the Red Poll ring on Thursday with their heifer Wilanstie Lacy.

Sisters Paris (16) and Georgia (12), Whibley, GPS Stud, Pallamallawa, cleaned up the competition in the Red Poll ring on Thursday with their heifer Wilanstie Lacy.

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Georgia and Paris Whibley of GPS Stud, Pallamallawa, were the standout exhibitors on Thursday in the Red Poll ring with their grand champion female Wilanstie Lacy.

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SISTER act Georgia and Paris Whibley of GPS Stud, Pallamallawa, were the standout exhibitors on Thursday in the Red Poll ring with their grand champion female Wilanstie Lacy.

Sired by Eurimbla Ace and out of Wilanstie Lavender, the 13-month-old junior champion heifer went up against senior champion Kookoobookra Echoette, exhibited by Lilleah Newberry, Glen Innes, to win.

Judge Steve Reid, Millmerran, said the exhibits were some of the best Red Polls he had seen.

"The champions were quite outstanding - both in the heifers and the bulls," Mr Reid said.

"We had some cattle that were really structurally correct and carried a lot of muscle. There were some cattle that I think can really take the Red Poll breed forward so it was a real pleasure to judge them."

Mr Reid said the numbers in the junior classes were a credit to the exhibitors who had spent time in preparing for the show.

"It's great to see them doing a good job with their cattle and any breed is happy to see young people coming in and having success."

"The champion female was my champion of the breed today. I thought she was a heifer that could go in any other ring and be judged as any other breed and still hold her own.

"I thought she was simply outstanding in all aspects - in muscle type, structural correctness and femininity."

Grand champion bull Red Cactus Joeboy, exhibited by Tim Light, Lagoona Red Poll Stud, Armidale, was commended for his outstanding features.

Weighing in at 598kg and recording an EMA of 101sq cm, Red Cactus Joeboy is by Red Cactus Joe and out of Red Cactus Mermaid.

"I considered him to be quite a powerful bull for a Red Poll bull and one which could really put a bit of growth and weight for age and power into his calves.

"I thought he was a real stud sire and that's why I was happy to have him as champion."

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