NCC dominates Brahman judging

Beef 2021: NCC dominates Brahman judging

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Grand champion bull NCC Novak with owner Brett Nobbs, ribbon presenter Sharon Atkinson of Wairuna stud, Nebo, Nutrien Studstock agent Mark Scholes and judge Ivan Price.

Grand champion bull NCC Novak with owner Brett Nobbs, ribbon presenter Sharon Atkinson of Wairuna stud, Nebo, Nutrien Studstock agent Mark Scholes and judge Ivan Price.

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Judge Ivan Price commended the quality of exhibits.

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Almost half of the championship ribbons in the Beef Australia Brahman judging were awarded to Nobbs Cattle Company at Duaringa on Tuesday under judge Ivan Price from Moongool stud at Yuleba.

The team of six head from exhibitor Brett Nobbs were consistent in type and performance with all but one animal claiming a champion or reserve ribbon.

Any betting man could have backed a sure winner that NCC would take the grand champion male ribbon when all three of the calf, junior and senior representatives were from their stable.

"The breed is in great hands when you can line three individuals up like this," Mr Price said before awarding his grand champion male award.

"I've been chasing balanced cattle all day and you can see the three of them out there all have that sire appeal, they have great neck carriage and they balance up every time you move them."

The eventual grand champion, NCC Novak, was the first progeny from the combination of JDH Mr Elmo Manso and Brahrock Miss Martin Marri 5153 (from Royce and Beryl Sommerfield) which is set to only become more prolific with plenty more pregnancies planned.

The two-tooth bull weighed 1000 kilograms with P8 and rib fat depths of 13 and 9 millimetres and a 138 square centimetre eye muscle area.

The bull was completely grey bred but had a ginger colouring coming from Elmo.

Mr Nobbs said he would retain either the calf or senior champion bull because of the consistency and predictability of the cross.

"It's so potent and they are so good in the testicles, in the feet and legs, have good sheath and temperament and really good muscling. They are just so complete; you can't pick any holes in them."

His full brother and sister were the calf champion bull, NCC Navajo, and female, NCC Nova.

Cambil Monique 5786 with Lawson Camm, trophy presenter Jeanette O'Grady, Nutrien Studstock agent Mark Scholes and judge Ivan Price.

Cambil Monique 5786 with Lawson Camm, trophy presenter Jeanette O'Grady, Nutrien Studstock agent Mark Scholes and judge Ivan Price.

It's been 12 years since Mr Nobbs first sold Elmo progeny in Australia and the leading sire continued to be producing top stock.

"He is evergreen," Mr Nobbs said.

"I may never see a bull like that in my lifetime again; he is such a powerhouse.

"There is a lot of good bulls but there are very few exceptional bulls in the world and as far as breeding bulls go what Elmo has done for the Brahman industry worldwide is actually quite phenomenal.

"A bull's progeny can appear to be good for a couple of years but...there can be holes that appear over time that you may not see in that first one or two calf crops but he just keeps punching them out.

"He is such a unique bull that you can do anything with him."

Novak first won the 24 months and under 30 months class which Mr Price described as the best group of animals he had judged all day.

A large majority of the Brahman cattle paraded in the Beef Australia ring were grey rather than red.

They included the senior and grand champion female Cambil Monique 5786 and her bull calf exhibited by Lawson Camm and family, Proserpine.

She was a daughter of NCC Marshall out of Cambil Monique 4883 and was commended for her refinement in the front end and the job she was doing on her calf.

"Overall it's a very sound package, both cow and bull calf," Mr Price said.

Results

Breed: Brahman

Judge: Ivan Price, Moongool, Yuleba

No. of exhibits: 165 head

Calf champion male: NCC Navajo exhibited by Brett Nobbs, Duaringa

Reserve calf champion male: Halls Top Of The Range exhibited by the Ben and Jaye Hall, Muttaburra

Calf champion female: NCC Nova exhibited by Brett Nobbs, Duaringa

Reserve calf champion female: The Rivers Madilyn 100 exhibited by Peter and Susan Gray, Splinter Creek

Junior champion bull: NCC Traveston exhibited by Brett Nobbs, Duaringa

Reserve junior champion bull: Viva Valentino exhibited by Pamela Davison, May Downs.

Junior champion female: The Rivers Calm 117 exhibited by Peter and Susan Gray, Splinter Creek

Reserve junior champion female: NCC Lady Ella 5304

Senior champion bull: NCC Novak exhibited by Brett Nobbs, Duaringa

Reserve senior champion bull: Raglan Mr Viscount 3325 exhibited by Andrew and Roxanne Olive, Raglan

Senior champion female: Cambil Monique 5786 exhibited by Lawson Camm, Proserpine

Reserve senior champion female: Big River Robin 127 exhibited by Kellie Brummell, Banana

Grand champion bull: NCC Novak exhibited by Brett Nobbs, Duaringa

Grand champion female: Cambil Monique 5786 exhibited by Lawson Camm, Proserpine

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