Junior heifer Talis Twilight L962 stole the limelight by winning supreme whiteface exhibit of the 2016 Melbourne Royal Show.
Judge Peter Collins, Tennyson, Vic, gave the Karina Cherry daughter the junior and grand championships before also awarding her the supreme broadribbon.
The June 2015 drop heifer was out of Talis Twilight H951 and exhibited by Alex McLachlan, Glenquarry, NSW.
Hereford exhibitors also placed highly in the hoof and hook classes, and in the youth handlers at Melbourne.
Ke Warra Albatross, exhibited by Mrs Jan Coghill, Ke Warra Poll Herefords, Mornington, Vic, was named as junior and grand champion Hereford bull.
The March 2015 drop bull was sired by Allendale Waterhouse D1 and is out of Ke Warra Alice Image G33.
Emla Cole, Seagrove stud, Balnarring, Vic, exhibited Kerlson Pines Juggernaut, a Kerlson Pines Flex son, to senior champion bull.
In reserve was Sevenbardot Bobby, a May 2014 drop son of Warren Point G083 shown by Leigh Humphries, Iron Shoe Lodge Herefords, Benalla, Vic.
Kanimbla Poll Herefords, Holbrook, NSW, exhibited the reserve junior heifer, Kanimbla Maritana L072, and the senior champion cow, Kanimbla Irish Rose.
Rose, a daughter of Kanimbla Renegade F117, was judged to have the cutest calf in the interbreed.
Tondara Herefords, Urana, showed the reserve senior champion female, Kanimbla Belinda K017.
In the bulls, Chloe, Brayden and Bronte Bowles, Grangeview Park stud, Axe Creek, Vic, exhibited the reserve junior champion, Grangeview Park Luchiano.
Herefords Australia Youth members came up trumps at the Royal by winning the Waterford Challenge for the third year in a row.
The team comprised Thomas Holt and Jordan Alexander, NSW, and South Australians, Bentley Galpin, Alizah Fogden, Mason Galpin and Eleni Fogden.
Each breed assembles a youth team with members working together to prepare and parade a heifer.
They are collectively judged on their teamwork.
Herefords Australia Youth chairman Brandon Sykes, Longford, Vic, was named as the Gun Fitter at the 2016 event.
Brandon prepared a team of purebred steers for the hoof and hook classes, placing third in the led export class with a FCC Twenty X sired steer – the highest placed Hereford in the led steers.
He also placed fourth in the led heavy domestic with a son of Devon Court Advance F052.
Alexander Rankin, Jacaranda Herefords, Stanthorpe, Qld, placed fourth in the led medium domestic steer with a Jacaranda Global sired entry.
The Hereford Borthwick Trophy team placed fifth overall with a total live and carcass score of 320.11 points.
The team comprised steers from Urrbrae Agricultural High School, SA, Mawarra B Herefords, Vic, and Kiama Poll Herefords.
Other purebred entries came from Good Shepherd College, Longernong College, Yanco Agricultural High School, Finley High School, Emmanuel College, Gawler and District College, Barham High School and Nagel College.
Hereford cross steers performed well on the hook with a Black Baldy entered by the late Bob Andrews, Londrigan, and father of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, placing second in the heavy domestic carcass class.
The entry went on to be sashed as the reserve champion heavy domestic carcass.
Weighing 275kg carcass weight, the steer was exhibited by Rutherglen High School and had an Meat Standards Australia Index of 59.78 and an eye muscle area of 94sqcm.
The Pretty family, Phillips Beef, exhibited a Limousin/Hereford/Friesian cross steer to fifth place in the heavy domestic carcass class.
Grand champion female Talis Twlight L962 is pictured with associate judge Aimee Bolton,
Girgarre, judge Peter Collins, Tennyson, Evan Newcomen, Ensay, presenting
the ribbon and handler Warren Miller, Glenquarry, NSW. Image Wayne Jenkins.
Associate judge Aimee Bolton, Girgarre, judge Peter Collins, and handler Andrew Coghill,
Moorooduc, Vic, with his parents Jan and Geoff Coghill, and their grand champion bull at the 2016 Melbourne Royal, Ke Warra Albatross. Image Wayne Jenkins.
The Hereford Borthwick Trophy team of led steers placed fifth overall. They were from
Urrbrae Agricultural High School, Kiama Poll Herefords and Mawarra B Herefords. Image Wayne Jenkins.