Tycolah Overdrive L84 stormed through one of the biggest showings of Hereford cattle outside of a Royal to win grand champion bull of the Glen Innes Feature Show.
Held on February 17-18, the show drew 76 Hereford entries from 20 exhibitors, under the eye of judge Stephen Peake, Bowen Poll Herefords, Barraba, NSW.
The Glen Innes annual show kicked off with an All Breeds Heifer Show where Poll Hereford female Bahreenah Kyboon M1 was sashed as reserve champion interbreed heifer.
A strong line-up of 22 bulls in the 16-18 months class resulted in the class being split in two.
Tycolah Overdrive L84, sired by Wararba Park First Class F230, was exhibited by Steve and Therese Crowley, Tycolah Poll Herefords, Barraba, NSW, to junior and grand champion Hereford bull.
The July 2015-drop Overdrive went on to be sashed as the supreme bull of the show.
Mr Crowley said the 19-month-old bull would be shown at Sydney Royal and then offered at the stud’s on-property sale in July.
He said the judge had commented on the bull’s length, neck extension, muscle and potential.
“It was a strong showing with entries from Queensland and quite a few commercial breeders watching the judging,’’ Mr Crowley said.
“It was one of the biggest showings of whiteface cattle outside of the Royals, and Wodonga and Dubbo Nationals.’’
The reserve junior champion bull was Battalion Senator exhibited by Grant and Kylie Kneipp, Battalion Herefords, Dundee, NSW, while in the senior bull classes, Matthew and Debbie Kelley, Warragundi Poll Herefords, Currabubula, NSW, showed Warragundi Lunchtime to senior champion.
In reserve was Tycolah Olympic L33.
In the female classes, Bahreenah Kyboon M1 was exhibited by Jane Leake, Bahreenah Poll Herefords, Tinga, to junior champion heifer, and in reserve was Thornleigh Loyalty L399 shown by Ben and Annabelle Monie, Thornleigh Herefords, Little Plain, NSW.
The senior and grand champion female was awarded to Tycolah Canary E24 with Battalion Constance K37 sashed as reserve.
Steve Crowley on the halter of the grand champion bull Tycolah Overdrive L84.