Rosehill Santas claim another FarmFest title

Rosehill Q85 named 2021 FarmFest Fantastic Females grand champion exhibit

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FarmFest 2021 Fantastic Females grand champion exhibit Rosehill Q85, with bull calf at foot, held by owner John McCarthy, Rosehill Santa Gertrudis, Clifton.

FarmFest 2021 Fantastic Females grand champion exhibit Rosehill Q85, with bull calf at foot, held by owner John McCarthy, Rosehill Santa Gertrudis, Clifton.

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Over two days of competition, 79 exhibits were paraded.

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After being runner-up in the 2019 Fantastic Females competition, Rosehill Santa Gertrudis stud returned to FarmFest this year to claim top honours.

John and Rosemaree McCarthy's exhibit Rosehill Q85 first won the tropical senior female (over 20 months) class, before outshining junior class winner Bundaleer Miss Juliette Manso from Bundaleer Brahmans to be named champion tropical female.

The rising three-year-old then triumphed over Provenance Limousins' champion European female Provenance Rainin Paradize and Oakvale Square Meaters' champion British female Oakvale Never Enough to claim the rosette.

Judge Julie Pocock-Iseppi said all three females were a picture of femininity and refinement.

"The Santa is a broody cow with a lot of length of body, beautiful shoulders on this cow and that stretch up through the front end," she said.

"A beautiful navel on her, she's super clean there and that immaculate udder.

"As an example of her breed, there's not a lot you'd change about her and to see a tropical cow with an udder like this is impressive.

"She's faultless and doing a cracking job on her calf."

Sired by Rosehill Jameson 4 and from Dangarfield Valerie 2077, Q85 was exhibited with a three-month-old bull calf at foot.

Mr McCarthy said it was great to get the win.

"This cow won supreme Santa Gertrudis at Toowoomba Royal Show and got reserve senior at Beef, so she's had a good run," he said.

"She's a lovely feminine cow, beautiful udder with a lot of milk, and structurally really good.

"This cow's sister won it (Fantastic Females) three years ago, and we won supreme exhibit two years ago [with Rosehill Norman 31], so it's good to be back."

The fantastic female then lined up against Tuesday's Battle of the Bulls grand champion K5X Quality Q53, but couldn't outshine Stephen Hayward and Kellie Smith's Angus bull for the 2021 supreme exhibit title.

Mr Hayward said they were thrilled to claim the supreme honours with the quality young sire prospect, at the conclusion of the two days which saw 79 exhibits through the arena.

Claiming a host of ribbons throughout the two days of competition, Provenance Limousins were named most successful exhibitors.

Results

Class 7 - European junior female (under 20 months):

  1. Provenance Rainin Paradize, Provenance Limousins
  2. Maryvale Remodel R014, Provenance Limousins
  3. Provenance Foxy Roxy, Provenance Limousins

Class 8 - European senior female (over 20 months):

  1. Fernvale Quintessa, Provenance Limousins
  2. Springside Primrose, Springside Simmentals
  3. Raven Red Actress Q917, Provenance Limousins

Class 9 - Tropical junior female (under 20 months):

  1. Bundaleer Miss Juliette Manso, Bundaleer Brahmans
  2. Nioa Anita R03, Nioa Santa Gertrudis
  3. Rockyview Black Pearl, Rockyview Brangus

Class 10 - Tropical senior female (over 20 months):

  1. Rosehill Q85, Rosehill Santa Gertrudis
  2. Rosehill Q81, Rosehill Santa Gertrudis
  3. Rockyview Ostentatious, Rockyview Brangus

Class 11 - British junior female (under 20 months):

  1. Mason Farm Classic Diamond, Mason Farm Auslines
  2. Jambili Rapunzel, McUtchen family
  3. U8J Kilo Maker R520, U8J Cattle Company

Class 12 - British senior female (over 20 months):

  1. Oakvale Never Enough, Oakvale Square Meaters
  2. K5X Wilcoola P11, Stephen Hayward and Kellie Smith
  3. Amavale Millie, Amavale Shorthorns

Champion European female: Provenance Rainin Paradize, Provenance Limousins

Champion Tropical female: Rosehill Q85, Rosehill Santa Gertrudis

Champion British female: Oakvale Never Enough, Oakvale Square Meaters

Most successful exhibitor: Provenance Limousins

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