Hereford judging classes took place at the 2018 Ekka on Friday 10 August.
There were 37 Herefords entered in the stud beef section of the show, with Stephen Peake of Bowen Poll Herefords, Barraba judging the Hereford classes.
Ian and Anne Galloway of Galloway Cattle Co. Roma, QLD, enjoyed a very successful show day with their bull Cootharaba Xplicit.
After first taking out the prize for champion Senior bull, the 27-month-old son of Hunday Hartland H020 went on to be sashed grand champion Hereford bull of the show and winner of the J L & R S Wilson Memorial Trophy.
Yagaburne Milton, exhibited by Yagaburne Pastoral Co, Goondiwindi was sashed reserve Senior champion bull.
Grand champion Hereford female was awarded to Glenwarrah Lass N114, exhibited by Welray Partnership, Nabiac, NSW.
The 12-month-old heifer topped the competition in the Junior female class before surpassing the champion Senior female to be presented with the James Hilton Doyle Memorial Trophy for grand champion Hereford female of the show.
Welray Partnership were also presented with the Ivan Doljanin Memorial Trophy for most successful exhibitor.
Senior champion female was awarded to Weetalabah Loyalty L048, exhibited by Adrian and Julie Nixon, Dulacca, QLD.
Junior champion bull was awarded to Te-Angie Naidoo, exhibited by Richard Ogilve, Wongwibinda, NSW.
Sired by Mountain Valley Longbow, Naidoo is a low birthweight bull with above average EBVs for 200, 400 and 600-day growth.
Kianma Ned, from Kianma Poll Herefords, Millthorpe, NSW was sashed reserve champion Junior bull.
Reserve junior champion female was awarded to Deejay Xaviera Cherry, exhibited by Deejay Partnership, Casino, NSW.
Judge Stephen Peake, Anne Galloway, Cootharaba Herefords, Roma, with grand champion Hereford Bull, Cootharaba Xplicit (H) held by Monique Miller, Catriona Pearce, and Ian Galloway, Cootharaba Herefords, Roma. (Photo courtesy of Queensland Country Life, Fairfax Media.)
Judge Stephen Peake, grand champion Hereford female Glenwarrah Lass with owners Drew and Riley Weller, Welray Partnership, Nabiac, NSW, Scott Hann, and Brian Kennedy, Elders. (Photo courtesy of Queensland Country Life, Fairfax Media.)