Tycolah Oakwood L26 (P) has risen to the top of his worthy competitors to claim the Best Hereford Exhibit of the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show. Exhibited by the Crowley family, Tycolah Poll Herefords of Cobbadah NSW, the April 2015 drop son of Tycolah Lynwood H184 (P) weighed 950kgs and scanned an EMA of 132sqcm.
Oakwood was named the Senior Champion bull before going on to take out the Best Hereford Exhibit title. Judge Troy Setter, Brisbane QLD, described the bull as ‘balanced and complete’, adding he was “an outstanding bull with great ribeye and muscling ability; a bull that carries his weight really well and is structurally correct.”
The Junior Champion Bull sash was awarded to Kanimbla Super Duty L067, exhibited by Kanimbla Livestock, Holbrook NSW, while Warragundi Beef Company’s Warragundi Lohnro L28 took out reserve Junior Champion bull. The Currabubula NSW based Warragundi Beef Company also secured the reserve Senior Champion bull award with their exhibit Warragundi King of Kings K25, behind the best exhibit Tycolah Oakwood L26.
In the female section of the catalogue, Beau River Ruby H38 (a 4 ½ year old cow) was named the Senior and Grand Champion female. Exhibited by Lisa Harris, Orange NSW, Ruby H38 had a 7 month old heifer calf at foot. Cloverlee Minerva L042, exhibited by Ken and Elizabeth Ikin of Bannister NSW, was awarded reserve Senior Champion Heifer.
Cloverlee Princess M052, exhibited by Ken and Elizabeth Ikin, took home the title of Junior Champion female, while Kianma Dewdrop L001, exhibited by Kierin Martin of Narromine NSW, earned the award for reserve Junior Champion Female.
Tycolah’s success continued all the way to the end of the catalogue, taking first place in the following group classes – Two Bulls (not over 24 months), Sire’s Progeny, and Breeder’s Group.
Dam’s Progeny and the most successful exhibitor was awarded to the Warragundi Beef Company, Currabubula, NSW.
In total, 28 exhibitors from across New South Wales and Queensland entered 103 exhibits in what was the first year of combined Horned and Polled judging at the Sydney Royal Easter show. This format will continue into 2018 when Herefords will be the feature breed at the Sydney Royal Easter show. Committees have been formed and plans are well underway to make the event an international showcase. Hereford breeders across the country are encouraged to take part in the event, whether they exhibit cattle or simply attend, where Australian Herefords will be on show to the country and the rest of the world. More information can be obtained from the Herefords Australia office.
Judge Troy Setter Brisbane and Jason Sutherland INAH Bowral, sash the Grand Champion Hereford Bull for the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show. Tycolah Oakwood L026 (P) went on to be named Best Hereford Exhibit of the show. Also pictured are exhibitors Steve and Therese Crowley.
Grand Champion female of the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter show was awarded to Beau River Ruby H38, exhibited by Lisa Harris, Orange NSW. Judge Troy Setter, left, presents the sash with the help of Therese Crowley, far right, to handlers Laura Harris and Joel McGuire, both of Orange NSW