PAULA THOMPSON – STOCK JOURNAL
Poll Herefords returned as the dominant breed at the Alice Springs Show, with the Minlacowie stud, Minlaton, taking out supreme champion.
It was the first time Minlacowie Macquarie M107 – a 21-month-old bull – was shown.
Macquarie was sired by Ivybank John, the grand champion at the Herefords Australia Show & Sale in Wodonga, Vic, in 2015.
Judge Hannah Powe, Goondoola Red Angus, Cargo, NSW, said she liked the capacity and depth of Macquarie.
“It’s my type of bull,” she said.
“He’s beautifully clean-fronted, which I like to see in sires.
“It’s a realy complete young sire and a credit to the industry.”
When selecting bulls to take to the show, Minlacowie principal Tom Honner said Macquarie stood out because he was very square and correct.
“He’s got a stance that grabs your attention, and a good, strong head, which suits the pastoral areas,” Mr Honner said.
Photos and story courtesy of Stock Journal.
Judge Hannah Powe, Goondoola Red Angus, Cargo, NSW, and Minlacowie Poll Hereford principal Tom Honner with the supreme champion bull.
The Centralian Beef Breeders Association walking in the grand parade.