Judge, David Moxey, Clarefield Stud, Rolland Plains, had very kind comments to make in relation to the Illawarra breed judging at today’s (Tuesday, August 16, 2011) Brisbane Ekka.

David said that it was a pleasure to judge at the Brisbane Ekka but it was especially a pleasure to have such a lovely display of cattle to work with.

“The condition of the cows was excellent and probably reflected the good season that Queensland has been experiencing,” said David.

“The Champion Cow, Sunny View Duchess owned by the Phillips Family, was an extremely well balanced animal, a good strong upstanding cow with plenty of strength in the chest floor, open ribbed with an exceptionally good udder.”

“In the interbreed competition, the breed champions were a great exhibition for the breed and did well.  The comments from the other judges were very favourable and the display was a credit to all the exhibitors”.

In other results, Reserve Champion Cow and Junior Champion went to the Ledger Family of Carters Ridge with Riverwood Model 3 and Riverwood Model 4 respectively.  The Junior Champion was also named Best Uddered animal under 3 years.  The two Models won the Maternally Related class as descendants of Happy Valley Model 29.

Honourable Mention Champion Cow also went to the Phillips Family with Glen Meadow Jean 43.

In the Juvenile Championship, Allen & Denise Whatman’s  Allen Vale Blossom 16 was named champion, JP Bourke’s Myrtleholme W Ladybird 2 Reserve Champion and M & G Henry’s Tara Panda 6 Honourable Mention.

The Whatman’s also took out Reserve Champion Junior with Allen Vale Blossom 15 with J P Bourke & Co’s Myrtleholme Rose 208 being named Honourable Mention.

In the on-ground milking competition, the tussle between Jock Johnston and Steve Ledger continued with the Neil Shelton Shield going to Steven with Riverwood Model 3.  The Ledger’s Riverwood Model 4 was named Reserve Champion Junior Fat Plus Protein across all breeds.

Full results now available.  See News/Show Results.

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