Panel of Three Judges for Dubbo
The panel of three judges to sort out the 138 bulls at the Dubbo National comprises of Katrina Copping from SA, Anthony Coates from Qld, and Doug Tozer from NSW.
DOUG TOZER, NSW
Doug Tozer has judged many breeds of cattle over a long period of time and has found it challenging, stimulating and rewarding. When judging he has always endeavoured to find the best attributes in an animal, so optimum benefits for the breed are gained whilst showing exhibitorsâ€™ cattle to the public for their appraisal.
Having judged at all Royal Shows in Australia, including 8 breeds of cattle at Sydney Royal plus the Horden Trophy in Sydney, the ultimate experience was judging 268 Poll Hereford Bulls at the 1994 Dubbo National.
Selection criteria has been consistent throughout by selecting for the basic commercial traits â€“ structure, fertility, balance, size and the animals ability to contribute to the breed and industry as a whole.
To be asked to join other practical cattle breeders to judge at the 50th National Poll Hereford Show and Sale is an honour and he greatly appreciates and look forwards to the experience.
KATRINA COPPING, SA
Co-principal of the Cannawigra Poll Hereford Stud, Katrina Copping has been involved with the cattle industry all her life. Cannawigra was established by Katrinaâ€™s family over 60 years ago and Katrina, and her husband David, took on ownership of the herd in 1999. They currently run 140 registered Poll Hereford cows at Avenue Range in the Limestone Coast region of SA.
Since 2007, they have been joint vendors in the successful Limestone Coast annual on-property bull sale. They have a strong commitment to supplying quality, performance recorded seedstock.
Katrina is a past Australian Poll Hereford Society Junior Ambassador (undertaking a 3 mth study tour to Nth America), was a member of the inaugural National Junior Poll Hereford Committee & is a member of the SA Poll Hereford Association Committee, serving as Chairman from 2005-2007.
She currently works part time as a livestock research officer with SARDI on the Beef CRC III Maternal Productivity project Katrina has judged a range of breeds at numerous regional shows over the past 20 years.
She has judged at Launceston, Canberra & Melbourne Royals and Poll Herefords at Sydney Royal in 2009. Katrina considers it an honour & a privilege to have been asked to be part of the judging panel for the 50th Dubbo Poll Hereford Show & Sale.
ANTHONY COATES, QLD
Married, wife Sally with three children.
Following primary and secondary education in Brisbane obtained an Honours Degree in Rural Science from the University of New England before commencing work on Eidsvold Station Santa Gertrudis Stud. He is now co-principal of Eidsvold Station (Stud No 2) which comprises a large Santa Gertrudis stud and commercial herd in the North Burnett region of South East Queensland.
Elected onto the council of the Santa Gertrudis Breeders (Aust) Assn. In 1972 and served as President for 3 years. He is currently Treasurer of the Association and a member of the sub committees for Breed Development, Publicity, Marketing and membership, Performance Recording and Live Exports.
Has judged widely throughout Australia and overseas and has officiated as judge at all Royal Shows in Australia and has judged most breeds at the shows. In 1985 judged the National Santa Gertrudis Show of 293 head at the Rand Show in Johannesburg, South Africa. Judged the entries at the record 1987 Santa Gertrudis World Congress Show in Brisbane â€“ this was the largest ever showing of any Breed at a Brisbane Exhibition. Has also judged the classes at Charolais and Red Poll World Congress shows in Sydney and judged the Bull Classes and Championship classes at the World Braham Congress in Rockhampton in 2002. Has been granted the honour of judging the prestigious Interbreed Horden Trophy in Sydney on 3 occasions in 1991, 1999 and 2005. Judged the inaugural Urquhart Trophy for Interbreed Champion of Champions in Sydney in 2011 and again in 2006.
Served on the board of management of the National Beef Recording Scheme (NBRS) since 1986 and is currently chairman of the Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI), the overriding body of NBRS which is responsible for the management of Breedplan, Group Breedplan and Breedplan International. ABRI manages the pedigree and performance recording for almost of all Australiaâ€™s stud beef industry and also for many overseas stud beef associations and is the world leader for Livestock recording and performance recording and computerised agricultural business systems.
Anthonyâ€™s dedicated contribution to the Australian Beef Industry has been recognised by being awarded the RW Vincent Award in 2000 and being made a Member of the Order of Australian in the Australia Day Honours in January 2007.
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