RSVP Droughtmasters has taken out top honours at this year’s Droughtmaster Futurity Show held at Gatton Showgrounds.
The heat was felt both inside and outside the show ring on Saturday with hot, muggy conditions prevailing across the region.
Despite the challenging environment, 12-month-old RSVP Nevada bull was crowned Grand Champion Exhibit of the Droughtmaster Futurity’s 2018 show.
RSVP stud manager Graham Brown said it was Nevada bull’s first time showing and will now head to compete at Beef 2018 in the Droughtmaster breed calf section.
“RSVP Nevada’s sire, Warrina Yalumba, has done a fantastic job in our stud herd and produced numinous high-quality bulls for us,” Mr Brown said.
“Nevada bull was 550kg about three or four weeks ago when we weighed him and he’s a good, early maturing calf with plenty of muscle.”
RSVP Nevada was also awarded the Champion Bull Calf during the day’s judging by Mac and Gayle Shann, Cantaur Park, Clermont.
It’s the third Grand Champion Exhibit win at the Droughtmaster Futurity for RSVP stud.
In overall results, Paul Dingle’s 19-month-old Waringle Bones won Champion Droughtmaster Bull, while the Williamson family’s 16-month-old Yellowwood Maximus (P) was awarded Reserve Champion Droughtmaster bull.
Reserve Champion Droughtmaster Bull Calf went to Sharon Harm’s 10-month-old Oakmore Robroy (P).
Ms Harms’ Oakmore Stud also took out the Champion Droughtmaster Heifer with 14-month-old Oakmore Granda 400 (P). Reserve Champion Droughtmaster Heifer was awarded to the Williamson family’s 14-month-old Yellowwood Mollie (P).
Champion Droughtmaster Heifer Calf was taken out by Shane and Sarah Hauschildt’s 4-month-old View Field Gemma (P). Reserve Champion Droughtmaster Heifer Calf was awarded to Bronwyn Betts and Michael Hawkins’ 8-month-old Nindethana Joy (P).
The 2018 Droughtmaster Futurity Show’s Breeders Group was won by Greg and Sharon Harms’ Oakmore Stud, while reserve champion went to Nindethana Stud.
Bronwyn Betts and Michael Hawkins’ Nindethana Pastoral Co was also the Most Successful Exhibitor of the Show. Most points by a first time exhibitor was awarded to Shane and Sarah Hauschildt’s View Field Droughtmaster Stud.