Quarterback touches down in Santa ring

Beef 2021: Santa Gertrudis results

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Colby Ede, Nutrien, judge Scott Hann, grand champion Santa Gertrudis bull BYAC Quarterback with handler BJ Schwerin, owner Cayb Schwerin, and trophy donor Greg Kroll. Photo - Emily Hurst.

Colby Ede, Nutrien, judge Scott Hann, grand champion Santa Gertrudis bull BYAC Quarterback with handler BJ Schwerin, owner Cayb Schwerin, and trophy donor Greg Kroll. Photo - Emily Hurst.

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One of Queensland's smaller Santa Gertrudis studs, BYAC has had the biggest win of its life, taking out the breed's grand champion bull award in centre ring at Beef Australia on Wednesday.

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One of Queensland's smaller Santa Gertrudis studs, BYAC has had the biggest win of its life, taking out the breed's grand champion bull award in centre ring at Beef Australia on Wednesday.

Stud principal Cayb Schwerin, 28, was excited when BYAC Quarterback, his 32-month-old entry sired by Oakdale Gaffa, was announced as senior champion bull.

That turned to stunned disbelief when judge Scott Hann, Truro Whiteface Stud, Bellata NSW announced Quarterback as the grand champion.

"I'm pretty thrilled," he said. "We've got 32 cows and just moved up to Monto from Clifton to expand so this will help that."

The breed showed 96 entries and Santa Gertrudis Association CEO Chris Todd said the depth and quality of the showing was extremely pleasing, considering many thought the event was in danger of being cancelled due to pandemic restrictions.

"It was great to see the results shared around, and nice to see a small stud take out the big award," he said.

Brett Hatton, Santahat Stud, was another of the big winners in the ring, taking out the female grand championship with Santahat Queen B Q79 (P), as well as the reserve senior champion bull award, and reserve calf champion male.

Grand champion Santa Gertrudis female, Santahat Queen B Q79 (P) and calf led by Alex and Emma Dobson, judge Scott Hann, trophy donor Ben Adams, owner Brett Hatton, and Colby Ede, Nutrien. Photo - Emily Hurst.

Grand champion Santa Gertrudis female, Santahat Queen B Q79 (P) and calf led by Alex and Emma Dobson, judge Scott Hann, trophy donor Ben Adams, owner Brett Hatton, and Colby Ede, Nutrien. Photo - Emily Hurst.

Breed: Santa Gertrudis

Judge: Scott Hann

No. of exhibits: 96

Calf champion male: Diamond H Xane, HR, CB and SR Hatton, Chinchilla.

Reserve calf champion male: Santahat Rusty, Hatton and Co, Monto.

Calf champion female: Welbatch Wildflower, Welbatch Pty Ltd, Mummulgum, NSW.

Reserve calf champion female: Nioa Helena R03, Nioa Pastoral Company Santa Gertrudis Stud, Casino, NSW.

Junior champion bull: Bullamakinka R82, Bullamakinka, Toowoomba.

Reserve junior champion bull: Diamond H Xavier, HR, CB and SR Hatton.

Junior champion female: Waco Rhapsody R237, Waco Santa Gertrudis Stud, Mungallala.

Reserve junior champion female: Moongana Ophra 3331, Cyril and Denise Gauld, Drillham.

Senior champion bull: BYAC Quarterback, Cayb Schwerin, Mungungo Q.

Reserve senior champion bull: Santahat Qantas, Hatton and Co.

Senior champion female: Santahat Queen B Q79 (P), Hatton and Co.

Reserve senior champion female: Rosehill Q85, Rosehill Santa Gertrudis Stud, Clifton.

Grand champion bull: BYAC Quarterback.

Grand champion female: Santahat Queen B Q79.

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