by Kristen Frost
The Land – 10 May 217
Glendan Park Lassoo L137 (H) has won the grand champion bull exhibit at the 52nd Herefords Australia National Show and Sale at Wodonga today.
Exhibited by Alvio Trovatello, Glendan Park Herefords, Kyneton, Victoria, Lassoo first won intermediate champion before he was sashed grand champion.
A son of Warringa Google G23 (H), the sire of last year’s grand champion Glendan Park bull that sold for $52,000, the 24 month-old horned sire weighed 1000 kilograms, recorded an eye muscle area (EMA) of 133 square centimetres, a scrotal circumference of 45cm and a rib fat measurement of nine millimetres.
Judge Steve Crowley, Tycolah Poll Herefords, Cobbadah, said Lassoo was a standout bull with an excellent length of spine, length of body and was beautifully laid in the shoulder. “This is the type of bull that will put carcase in your cattle herd,” Mr Crowley said.
Reserve intermediate champion bull went to S and K Lewington Pastoral, Kymarney stud, Uranquinty, with Kymarney Tornado L001 (AI) (S). Glendan Park’s winning style at Wodonga continued when they were awarded the senior champion title, this time with a son of Glendan Park Federation F026 (AI) (ET) (H), Glendan Park Limited Edition L025 (AI) (H).
The 26-month-old Limited Edition weighed 1024kg, measured an EMA of 139sq cm and a scrotal circumference of 43cm.Mr Crowley said the bull had a massive EMA and terrific fat cover. “I liked his front, I like his spine and he’s got the EMA to go with it,” he said.
Reserve senior champion bull was exhibited by Allendale stud, Bordertown, with Allendale Chisel L8 (ET) (S). Junior champion bull was won by Sugarloaf Creek Herefords, Towong, Vic, with Sugarloaf Licorice L155 (H).
Mr Crowley praised the young bull for his overall style and balance.
“He has terrific length of neck and spine, a Hereford that could go anywhere in Australia and do a great job,” Mr Crowley said.
Licorice, a 21-month-old bull, weighed 832kg and measured an EMA of 120sq cm.
Ivy Bank Lux L54 (P), exhibited by Ivybank Partnership, Walcha, was sashed reserve junior champion bull.
Most successful exhibitor went to Pam Shelley of Kaludah Herefords, Cooma.
This was the first year that Wodonga integrated Hereford and Poll Hereford judging.
To view complete show results – click here
Judge at Wodonga National 2017 ,Steve Crowley , Barraba , NSW , sashed the grand champion bull Wodonga 2017 , with , Anne Starr, Guyra, NSW , handler Daniel Porter, Dromana , Vic, exhibitors Alvio and Alisha Trevatello, Kyneton, Vic .