Cootharaba Vaucluse K9 showed his class to trump the line-up at the 2016 Brisbane Royal Show to be sashed grand champion Hereford bull.
Exhibited by Ian and Anne Galloway, Cootharaba Herefords, Roma, Qld, the 2014-drop bull was also sashed as the senior champion Hereford bull.
Vaucluse was sired by Glendan Park Empire E002 and is out of Cootharaba Fancy E235.
Judges for the event were Jock Laurie, Walcha, NSW and Herefords Australia Youth member Kate Shooter, Allora, Qld.
In the female classes, the junior and grand champion was Talis Twilight 1962 exhibited by Alex McLachlan, Talis Herefords, Glenquarry, NSW.
The reserve senior champion bull, Welray Kingfisher, was exhibited by Selwyn Weller, Welray Partnership, Nabiac, NSW.
Tycolah Octagonal L152 emerged from the eight and under 12 months class to win junior champion Hereford bull for Steve and Therese Crowley, Tycolah Poll Herefords, Barraba, NSW.
The August 2015 drop bull was sired by Tycolah Lynwood H184 and is out of Wararba Park Charm G163.
The couple also exhibited the reserve junior champion bull, Tycolah Oakwood L26, the pair of bulls, breeder’s group and progeny stakes group to be the most successful exhibitor.
Angus and Eunice Vivers, Jindalee stud, Inverell, NSW, showed the reserve junior champion heifer, Jindalee Minvera L031, and the reserve senior champion cow, Jindalee Miss Minerva K009.
Ben and Annabelle Monie, Thornleigh Herefords, Little Plain, NSW, exhibited the senior champion Hereford cow, Thornleigh 232 Constance H186.
The 2012-drop female was sired by Mawarra Vice Admiral and is out of Thornleigh S106 Constance B263.
Grand champion bull at the 2016 Brisbane Royal Show was Cootharaba Vaucluse K9. From left are judges Kate Shooter and Jock Laurie, Herefords Australia director Hilary O’Leary, sponsor Andrew Meara, Elders Toowoomba, exhibitors Anne and Ian Galloway, Roma, Richard Wilson, Banana Station, Banana, and on the halter Monique Miller, Glenquarry, NSW. Image Wayne Jenkins.
Grand champion female at the 2016 Brisbane Royal Show was Talis Twilight 1962 exhibited by the McLachlan Group. Pictured are judges Kate Shooter and Jock Laurie, sponsor
Andrew Meara, Elders Toowoomba, handler Jemma Reid, Goulburn, and Anne
Galloway, Roma, Qld. Image Wayne Jenkins.