The spoils were shared among a large number of exhibitors in the Brangus stud cattle judging on Tuesday with judge Ben Noller acknowledging that the superb efforts of breeders in preparing their animals had made his job more difficult.
A special moment in the proceedings was a presentation to the Barlow family and a minutes silence to honour the late Robert Barlow who passed away on April 9.
Mr Barlow established the Triple B Brangus Stud which continues today under the guidance of principals, Lindsay and Fiona Barlow.
He was described by Brangus Australia president Brad Saunders as a stalwart of the breed who had made a huge contribution through his involvement in the industry and his own seedstock operation.
Ultimately the grand champion bull honors went over the border with the red sire Viamonte Red Endure Q001 sashed senior and grand champion Brangus bull.
Viamonte Red Endure was exhibited by David McKean and Martin Lill, Australian Global Agri Solutions Pty Ltd, Coonabarabran, NSW.
The grand champion female honours went to the 24-month-old Telpara Hills Miss Foundation 920, who was exhibited by John Collins, Yaraandoo Brangus, Gogango.
Mr Collins purchased Miss Foundation in September 2020 and said he liked her "balance, length and temperament".
"She is just the ideal female for what I am looking for," he said.
Miss Foundation is in calf via artificial insemination to a Brahman bull and will go into a flush program next year.
"Just being a bit lower content I thought a Brahman sire might suit her best," Mr Collins said.
Full report including comments from the judge and more on Mr Barlow's contribution to the breed to come.
Judge: Ben Noller
No. of exhibits: 100
Calf champion male: Lunar Revolver, exhibited by Lunar Brangus, Emerald.
Reserve calf champion male: Kaydeeay Fargo 120, exhibited by Kaydeeay Pty Ltd, Gunalda.
Calf champion female: Forest Hills Hannah 1589, exhibited by Forest Hills Brangus, Capella.
Reserve calf champion female: Kraken Pearl of the North 535R, exhibited by Sheehan-Jeynes, Dalma
Junior champion bull: Kulkyne Queensland, exhibited by Kulkyne Brangus, Jackson.
Reserve junior champion bull: Duarran Perkins, exhibited by Galloway Cattle Co, Roma.
Junior champion female: Bullakeana The One and Only, exhibited by Brad and Vicki Hanson, Moura.
Reserve junior champion female: Rockyview Black Pearl, exhibited by Rockyview Brangus, Aubigny.
Senior champion bull: Viamonte Red Endure Q001, exhibited by Viamonte Brangus, Coonabarabran, NSW
Reserve senior champion bull: Voewood Pheonix, exhibited by Voewood Brangus, Calliope.
Senior champion female: Telpara Hills Miss Foundation 920, exhibited by Yaraandoo Brangus Stud, Gogango.
Reserve senior champion female: Yabba-Do Porsche 13P5, exhibited by Yabba-Do Brangus, Kanganga.
Grand champion bull: Viamonte Red Endure Q001
Grand champion female: Telpara Hills Miss Foundation 920