The dust has settled on another Ekka judging with the Oakey based Panorama Stud once again reigning supreme by taking out the major prizes of Champion Cow and Champion Junior Heifer.
The Angeline family continued its success for Keith and Annette Dorries with Panorama Angeline 9 being named Senior Best Udder and Champion Cow. There was much discussion around the showring as to whether Angeline 9 is a better cow than past Champion Angeline 8.
Panorama Ruth 10 was selected as the Champion Junior Heifer.
Alan and Denise Whatman's Juvenile Heifer, Allen Vale Mayflower 11, took out Champion Juvenile.
Most Successful Illawarra Exhibitors, the Ledger Family, Riverwood Stud, of Carter's Ridge, were piped at the post in all three championship classes but were delighted with their three Reserve Championships. Riverwood Empress was Reserve Champion Juvenile Heifer with another Riverwood exhibit, Kay 5 selected as Honourable Mention. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer went to the Ledger owned, Treeton Lady Jean 2379. Steven Ledger said he was particularly pleased with the success of the Reserve Champion Cow, Venvale Sapphire 18, who was attending her first show. As well as the Reserve Championship, Sapphire took out the coveted Champion Milk Production Cow of the on-ground milking competition and the Reserve Champion Fat Plus Protein award.
The Radel Family took out Honourable Mention Junior, with Happy Valley Pet 23 and Honourable Mention Cow with Happy Valley Dora 65. However, Graeme and Rob Radel's greatest success was in the Supreme awards where their Brown Swiss exhibit won Supreme Champion Cow.
Michael and Matt Henry were delighted with the success of their heifer, Tara Beauty 4, which was Reserve Champion Milk Production Heifer.
A highlight of the Illawarra Judging was the awarding of Life Membership of the Queensland Branch of the Illawarra Cattle Society of Australia to Mrs Betty Slatter for her contribution to the Illawarra breed and life in general.
For full results see News/Show Results.