Glenlands Droughtmasters takes Miss World win

Glenlands Droughtmasters takes Miss World win

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 Beefmaster/Droughtmaster Miss World Glenlands D Whitney at the Royal Queensland Show, held by Callan Childs with calf Glenlands D Billy, held by Darren Childs.

Beefmaster/Droughtmaster Miss World Glenlands D Whitney at the Royal Queensland Show, held by Callan Childs with calf Glenlands D Billy, held by Darren Childs.

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Glenland Droughtmasters has claimed gold in the Beefmaster/Droughtmast

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Glenlands Droughtmasters has triumphed on the global stage this week with their champion cow Glenlands D Whitney taking the prize for Miss World for both the Droughtmaster and Beefmaster breeds.

The 37-month-old daughter of Glenlands D Ramsay qualified for the Champion of the World competion after claiming grand champion Droughtmaster cow at the Royal Queensland Show.

After first claiming the Miss Africa/Asia award in her division, three out of four international judges chose her for the gold position in the Miss World competition, with her scoring a total of 11 points to beat out the USA's seven point silver placing.

The Champion of the World competition was founded in 2012 to promote awareness, goodwill and trade between and within cattle producing countries.

It runs beween December 1 to the 14 every year and cattle qualify by winning their country's premier breed show in their respective regions.

Judges from each region select regional winners with females going on to compete for Miss World and winning bulls vying for the champion of the world accolade.

Glenland Droughtmasters' Darren Childs said they saw the result early on Wednesday morning via Facebook and were pleased to get some recognition for their breeding program.

"It's always good to be nominated for something like that and even better to actually take it out," he said.

"The competition is starting to get a bit of recognition and I like the basis of it and what they're aiming to do."

Mr Childs said the young matron is expecting her second calf.

"We've been utilising her in our IVF program as well... we've got quite a few frozen IVF eggs from her ready to go," he said.

But Glenlands wasn't the only Queensland stud producer with something to boast about, with the Sunshine State claiming a swag of awards in the Africa/Asia division of the competition.

Taking home Miss Asia/ Africa titles in Queensland were Yarrawonga Santa Gertrudis, Glenlands Droughtmasters, Monal Blondes, Voewood Brangus and Downfall Creek Braford Stud.

Peter Aisthorpe of Monal Blondes said they were pretty happy to see their Blonde d'Aquitaine cow Monal Alina M32 claim the other registered breeds title.

Claiming gold accolades in the Champion of Asia/Africa division were Simbrah bull Gowrie N243, Santa Gertrudis bull Yarrawonga Invictus and Speckle Park bull Roscrea Maverick.

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