Commanding young sire, Kylandee Moorland (H) surpassed a quality line-up of bulls to be sashed grand champion at the 73rd Annual Glen Innes Hereford Show.
Held at the Glen Innes regional sale yards on Thursday July 26, this year’s show drew 24 horned and polled Hereford exhibitors from across New South Wales and Queensland.
Judging took place in the bull pens under Kelly Runzer of Tenaru Poll Herefords, Goondiwindi.
Phil and Brad Thomas of Kylandee Hereford Stud, Inverell, enjoyed a successful show day, winning the champion pen of six Hereford bulls with Kylandee Murrumbo (H), Kylandee Moorland (H), Kylandee Mogo (H), Kylandee Mortlake (H), Kylandee Moonee (H), and Kylandee Moree (H).
Five of the six bulls from the winning Kylandee pen were sired by Courallie J F051 Jackhammer (H), while Moree is a Thornleigh 325 Hullabulloo H325 (H) son.
“This pen on top is a clear winner for me, they’re very similar in type and they’re just a credit to the breeders.” Mr Runzer said.
The success didn’t end there for the Kylandee team, with Kylandee Moorland (H) being awarded grand champion bull of the show.
At 24 months of age, Moorland tipped the scales at 1010kg, with P8 fat of 18mm and a scrotal circumference of 41cm.
“He’s long and he weighs well, he just caught my eye.” Mr Runzer said.
Continuing the successful run for the Thomas family, Kylandee Murumbo (H) was announced as the Yardsmen’s Pick, an award unique to the Glen Innes Hereford Show.
“This is our sixth year [coming to Glen Innes] and we’ve had three grand champions and three Yardsmen’s Picks.” Phil Thomas said.
Second place in the pen of six bulls was awarded to the Supple Whiteface team, Guyra.
Braelyn Sharka M131 (H) exhibited by Neville and Denise Shannon of Braelyn Herefords, Merrits Creek, Queensland, took out the champion sash in the individual classes after receiving first place in the Junior division.
Overcoming the first place getters from the Young Gun, Intermediate and Senior classes, the 22-month-old, 920kg son of Braelyn Sharka K019 (AI) (H) impressed Mr Runzer with his depth and movement.
“He stood out for me early in the day, he drops down and is square right through. He looks like what I’m trying to breed.” Mr Runzer said.
The pens of three Hereford bulls classes were closely contended. Dundee Echo Park Herefords took out the top Junior pen with three South Boorook Bombay (H) sons, while Kylandee came in a close second with three of their bulls from their winning team of six.
In the senior pen of three, Wendouree Poll Herefords from Tara, Queensland came away with the win. Their trio consisted of: Wendouree Mercedes M020 (AI) (P), Wendouree Mariner M029 (P), and Wendouree Montana M044 (AI) (P).
The second placed senior pen of three was awarded to Battalion Herefords.
The three Wendouree bulls were also named the champion pen of three over the Dundee Junior team, impressing the judge with their similarity and structure.
“They just drop down, they’re soft, they’re plenty long and they’re heavy.
“They’re three cracking good bulls and they’re a credit to the breeders.” Mr Runzer said.
In the individual classes, Neridah New Direction N011 (ET) (P) claimed the top place in the Young Guns division. Exhibited by the Lamph family, the 19-month-old son of Harvie Ladies Man 4L (IMP CAN) (P) caught the judge’s attention with his length and structure.
“He’s safe the whole way around and a rib longer. He’s a clear winner for me.” Mr Runzer said.
Second place in the Young Guns division was awarded to Swanvale Katnook N704 (P), exhibited by the Weller family.
Second place in the Junior class was awarded to Battalion Undertaker M023 (ET) (H) after Braelyn Sharka M131 (H) took out first position.
Battalion Hurricane M020 (H) was sashed first place getter in the Intermediate division. Scanning with an impressive 135sqcm raw EMA score, Hurricane impressed Mr Runzer with his size and length.
“He’s got great length of body, we get paid per kilogram so he’s a clear winner for me.’’ Mr Runzer said.
The Starr family’s Foxforth Major (H) was awarded second place in the Intermediate class.
The senior division was won by Supple Mailman (P). Exhibited by Ben and Leanne Rumbel, Mailman weighed in at 1080kg and had a raw eye muscle scan of 126sqcm.
Second place in the senior division was awarded to Bahreenah Magnum (S).
First placed Junior bull and champion Individual bull was awarded to Braelyn Sharka M131. Pictured with judge Kelly Runzer, and Braelyn stud principal Neville Shannon.
Glen Weller of Swanvale Herefords is presented with the Young Guns second place ribbon by Herefords Australia General manager, Andrew Donoghue.
Kierin Martin’s Kianma Night Stalker was awarded third place in the Young Guns division. Ribbon presented by Herefords Australia’s Andrew Donoghue.
Grant Kneipp with first placed Intermediate bull, Battalion Hurricane M020.
Fred Starr of Foxforth Herefords with the Intermediate second place ribbon which was awarded to Foxforth Major.
Ben Rumbel with his first placed Senior bull, Supple Mailman.
Roger Kneipp of Dundee Echo Park Herefords with the first placed Junior team of three bulls.
The champion pen of three bulls was awarded to the first placed Senior team from Wendouree Poll Herefords. Pictured with Ray Jamieson of Wendouree.
Phil and Brad Thomas’s Kylandee team were named the champion pen of six bulls.
Brad and Phil Thomas and show judge, Kelly Runzer (centre) pictured with grand champion bull of the show, Kylandee Moorland.