Overall 175 stud cattle entries paraded before the judges at the Toogoolawah show last Saturday which culminated with the supreme female award going to a Droughtmaster cow, Nindethana Innika, who was exhibited by Brownyn Betts, Nindethana Droughtmasters, Camp Mountain.
Judged by Charlie Salter, U8J Cattle Co, Dalby, Jason Beckman, Rockview Angus Oakey, and Brenden Lyndford, Universal Livestock, Dubbo, NSW, the supreme awards were judged from the champions drawn from the British, European and Tropical breeds.
Nindethana Innika was praised for her femininity and body capacity. At 56 months of age, Nindethana Innika, was exhibited with a heifer calf at foot, and is back in calf and nearing the end of her show career.
She impressed the three judges with her tidy udder after rearing three calves
The supreme bull award went to an Angus exhibit K5X Quantroy, shown by Stephen Hayward and Kelli Smith, Allora.
K5X Quantroy was praised by the judges as a great representative of the Angus breed, and he was an unanimous decision by all three judges.
Although K5X Quantroy had been placed in his class at last month's Beef 2021 competition, this is the first time he has collected a broad ribbon.
A total of 71 led steers competed for $5000 in trophies and prizemoney from many sponsors including Black Truck Sales, Toowoomba, Komatsu Australia and Ridley and were judged by James McUtchen, Janbiu, Jandowae.
It was a black Limousin steer named Black Jack aged 18 months and weighing 662 kilograms, who emerged from the 551kg and over class who was sashed the champion led steer.
Black Jack was exhibited by the Bushranger's Syndicate and shown by Matthew O'Dwyer, Kalbar, and described by Mr McUtchen as a stand-out steer, with even fat cover and was a very worthy winner. . .
Reserve champion steer was Red Rock, an eye appealing Limousin steer weighing 502kg exhibited by Travis Luscombe, Toowoomba.
The champion young parader was Brooke Parlane from Pine Mountain. Brooke earlier claimed the over 18 section and was praised by judge Brenden Lyndford as a very efficient handler.
"She is parading an exhibit that really wants to be with her and she is kind to her animal while being in control," Brenden said.