A cracking crowd pleaser of a bull stormed his way through the classes at the 2018 Herefords Australia National Show today to win grand champion.
Kymarney Majestic (AI) (P), a Wirruna Hawson H338 (P) son, was sashed as junior and grand champion by New Zealand judge Brent Fisher in front of an appreciative audience.
The 20-month-old bull weighed 906kg and had a raw eye muscle scan of 124sqcm, P8 fat of 18mm, rib fat of 10mm and a scrotal circumference of 38cm.
Kymarney Majestic was exhibited by Scott Lewington, Kymarney Herefords, Uranqunity, NSW.
The Herefords Australia National Show was held at the Wodonga Stud Stock Exhibition Centre on May 16, drawing 185 junior, intermediate and senior bulls from 55 vendors.
Judge Brent Fisher described Majestic as structurally correct and a “really great bull’’.
“He has lovely thickness from the shoulder right back, and a nice muscle pattern,’’ Mr Fisher said.
It was the first grand championship for Mr Lewington, who had shown the bull lightly but not used him within herd.
A calf champion, or Top of the Drop, class was included in the schedule for the first time, with Centennial Jetfire N002 selected by Mr Fisher for his balance, mobility and structural soundness.
The February 2017-drop bull was sired by Dunoon Jet J172 and exhibited by Centennial Herefords, Holbrook, NSW.
Weighing 662kg, Jetfire scanned with an eye muscle area of 98sqcm, rump fat of 16mm, rump fat of 10mm, and a scrotal circumference of 40cm.
The reserve champion Top of the Drop went to Ravensdale Anzac N024, a son of the $110,000 Injemira Anzac K220, exhibited by Brian Burgess, Ravensdale Poll Herefords, Holbrook.
Kanimbla Gringo M094, a Days Carbine J141 son exhibited by Kanimbla Livestock, Holbrook, was chosen as reserve champion junior bull.
The highly competitive intermediate classes produced EDR Mojo as the champion for David Russell, EDR Herefords, Wynyard, Tasmania.
The May 2016-drop Yarram Unique F107 son weighed 944kg, scanned with an eye muscle of 130sqcm, rump fat of 22mm, 14mm on the rib and a scrotal circumference of 40cm.
Mr Fisher described Mojo has having great width, depth through the flank and sire appeal.
In reserve was Mawarra Fire Power, a 924kg son of Mawarra After Shock, exhibited by the Sykes family, Mawarra Herefords, Longford, Vic.
Alvio Trovatello, Glendan Park Herefords, Kyneton, Vic, exhibited the senior champion bull, Glendan Park Maddox M024, a 1096kg son of Injemira Anzac J188.
The bull scanned with an eye muscle area of 144sqcm, had fat depths of 25 and 15mm, and a scrotal circumference of 43cm.
Jaclinton Magazine M20, sired by Days Calibre G74, was sashed as reserve senior champion for vendor Clinton Baulch, Jaclinton Herefords, Warrnambool, Vic.
The most successful exhibitor of the National was Peter and Deanne Sykes, Mawarra Herefords, Longford, Vic.
Vendor Scott Lewington, Kymarney Herefords, Uranquinty, on the halter Hayden Green, Uranquinty, Herefords Australia chairman Bill Kee, and judge Brent Fisher, NZ, with the grand champion bull, Kymarney Majestic.
Top of the Drop champion, Centennial Jetfire N002 is held by Sam Croker and sashed by Alecia Trovatello, Glendan Park Herefords, Kyneton, and judge Brent Fisher, NZ.
The junior champion bull, Kymarney Majestic, with vendor Scott Lewington, Uranquinity, handler Hayden Green, Uranquinty, Herefords Australia director Trish Worth and Paul Jamieson, Elders NSW stud stock.
James and Belinda McWilliam, Kanimbla Livestock, Holbrook, with their reserve junior champion, Kanimbla Gringo M094, and Paul Jamieson, Elders NSW stud stock.
Intermediate champion bull EDR Mojo is flanked by handler Andrew Green, Uranquinty, Ross Milne, Elders stud stock, Judge Brent Fisher, vendor David Russell, Wynyard, Tas, and sponsor Jess Sampson, Upper Murray Seeds.
Reserve intermediate champion bull, Mawarra Fire Power, is handled by Brandon Sykes, Mawarra Herefords, Longford, with sponsor Jess Sampson, Upper Murray Seeds.
Andrew Green, Uranquinty, on the halter of the senior champion bull, Glendan Park Maddox, with sponsor Jeremy Upton, Yarram Park Herefords, vendor Alvio Trovatello, Kyneton, Jenni O’Sullivan, Elders stud stock, and Alecia Trovatello.
Vendors Thomas and Clinton Baulch, Jaclinton Herefords, with their reserve senior champion Jaclinton Magazine M20 and sponsor, Jamie Beckingsale, Ruralco.
Julie Gittoes, Landmark stud stock, Albury, presents the most successful exhibitor to Deanne Sykes, Mawarra Herefords, Longford.