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Beef 2021: Charbrays attract showing of 38 head

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The grand champion bull Wattlebray Pin Up held by Trevor Ford.

The grand champion bull Wattlebray Pin Up held by Trevor Ford.

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The breed attracted 38 head to the breed judging on Wednesday.

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Two Charbray studs claimed their first Beef Australia grand champion rosettes from a quality showing of 38 head on Wednesday.

Judges Renee Rutherford of Redskin Droughtmasters at Morinish and her associate Bow Connor from Rosewood Cattle Company, also of Morinish, may not have had a large number of animals but consistency shone through in their final placings.

The Gooding family of Marlegoo Charbrays at Biloela returned to Beef Australia after missing the last two events due to drought and illness, and went straight to claiming senior and grand champion female with Marlegoo Pudding and her first calf, Marlegoo Raspberry.

Ms Rutherford commended the long, clean female who was structurally correct and balanced.

"The balance carries through to her teat placement; for a young cow her udder is nice and square and she is doing a good job feeding the heifer calf at four months old.

"It carries the balance of that female and shows she is passing it on to her progeny."

The daughter of Marlegoo Lotto out of Marlegoo Jelly was back in calf and showed with a daughter of Huntington Murray.

Stud principal Cherie Gooding said she was the type of female they were striving to breed; tidy, moderate framed, productive and functional.

"We just really liked her as a weaner and watched her as she came through and then she had a ripper calf as her first calf and we thought right, 'We better take her to beef'," she said.

Cherie Gooding and Haley Zeimer hold the champion Charbray female with ribbon presenters Gay O'Dea of the Charbray Society and Nutrien's Dane Pearce.

Cherie Gooding and Haley Zeimer hold the champion Charbray female with ribbon presenters Gay O'Dea of the Charbray Society and Nutrien's Dane Pearce.

"This is our first year back in quite a few Beefs...we were trying to get through drought years when we averaged 280 millimetres for three years at Biloela in our little pocket. That was where all our energy went in 2017 to 2019."

She first overcame the reserve senior female in Wattlebray Paisley exhibited by Wattlebray Charbrays, Chinchilla, before beating stable mate and calf champion female Marlegoo River and junior champion female, Diamond Dove Incas Gold 8th from Diamond Dove Charbrays at Monto for the grand title.

It was also the first Beef Australia grand champion rosette win for the Ford family of Wattlebray Charbrays at Chinchilla when 30-month-old Wattlebray Pin Up was named the breed's best bull.

"It's been an aim for a while so we are just over the moon," stud principal Trevor Ford said.

"I was a little bit nervous to be honest because there were a few good bulls out there and I thought the judge could have gone either way with it."

Described as having plenty of power and punch by Ms Rutherford, he was also the breed's champion bull in the COVID-19 2020 Virtual Online Show last year.

The son of the highly successful Huntington Lovell, who's first 20 sons averaged close to $11,000 at auction, weighed 952 kilograms with a 127 square centimetre eye muscle area and will be sold at the breed's national sale in Rockhampton later this year.

They also went on to win the exhibitor's group for the second consecutive Beef Australia event, calf champion male with Wattlebray Ringer and reserve calf champion female with Wattlebray Rhianna.

Other major winners were Diamond Dove Charbrays with Diamond Dove Lady Sundance 8th as the reserve junior champion female and Diamond Dove Randell as reserve calf champion male.

Huntington Charbrays at Taroom had the junior champion bull with Huntington Quirky Q608, reserve junior with Huntington Quill and reserve senior bull with Huntington Queenslander.

Results

Breed: Charbray

Judge: Renee Rutherford, Redskin Droughtmasters, Morinish and Bow Connor of Rosewood Cattle Co.

No. of exhibits: 38 head

Calf champion male: Wattlebray Ringer exhibited by Wattlebray Charbrays, Chinchilla.

Reserve calf champion male: Diamond Dove Randell exhibited by Diamond Dove Charbrays, Monto.

Calf champion female: Marlegoo River exhibited by Cherie Gooding, Biloela.

Reserve calf champion female: Wattlebray Rhianna exhibited by Wattlebray Charbrays, Chinchilla.

Junior champion bull: Huntington Quirky Q608 exhibited by Huntington Charbrays, Taroom.

Reserve junior champion bull: Huntington Quill exhibited by Huntington Charbrays, Taroom.

Junior champion female: Diamond Dove Incas Gold 8th exhibited by Diamond Dove Charbrays, Monto.

Reserve junior champion female: Diamond Dove Lady Sundance 8th exhibited by Diamond Dove Charbrays, Monto.

Senior champion bull: Wattlebray Pin Up exhibited by Wattlebray Charbrays, Chinchilla.

Reserve senior champion bull: Huntington Queenslander exhibited by Huntington Charbrays, Taroom.

Senior champion female: Marlegoo Pudding exhibited by Cherie Gooding, Biloela.

Reserve senior champion female: Wattlebray Paisley exhibited by Wattlebray Charbrays, Chinchilla.

Grand champion bull: Wattlebray Pin Up exhibited by Wattlebray Charbrays, Chinchilla.

Grand champion female: Marlegoo Pudding exhibited by Cherie Gooding, Biloela.

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