THE Australian Lowline breed exhibited strong numbers at Beef Australia 2021, with 45 entries recorded in the show ring.
Grand champion bull honours went to 12-month-old calf Rotherwood Radical, which was exhibited by Vicki Gilbert, Rotherwood stud, Cann River, Vic, and led by her nephew Matt Cooney, Cann Valley stud, Tallygaroopna, Vic.
JudgeTammie Robinson, Three Hearts, Brisbane Valley, said she had "upset the apple cart" and gone with the bull calf for grand champion.
"I think he's very worthy of the ribbon. The potential in his path is immense," Ms Robinson said.
"I believe that extension of neck, the smoothness of body and the way the calf carries himself around the ring, placed him above the other males in his class. He's a credit to the breeder."
Claiming this year's grand champion female accolade was 29-month-old cow Lik Lik Platinum and her calf, owned by 12-year-old Remy Barron from the Merowen Lowline stud, Kumbia.
Remy said she was "very excited" to be heading home with the grand champion female title.
Her stud also won senior champion bull with Merowen Pilot, reserve female calf champion with Merowen Rosella and placed first in the exhibitors group.
Ms Robinson praised the grand champion cow as a lovely, smooth female and one she couldn't go past.
"She's got a lovely udder attachment and udder development, and she's doing a really good job on her calf."
Breed: Australian Lowline
Judge: Tammie Robinson, Three Hearts, Brisbane Valley.
No. of exhibits: 45
Calf champion male: Rotherwood Radical exhibited by Vicki Gilbert, Rotherwood, Grand Ridge, Vic.
Calf reserve champion male: Cann Valley Remedy exhibited by Matt Cooney, Tallygraroopna, Vic.
Calf champion female: Lik Lik Royal Gold exhibited by Jacqui Schiller, Lik Lik Stud, Cambooya.
Calf reserve champion female: Merowen Rosella exhibited by Remy Barron, Merowen Lowline Stud, Kumbia.
Junior champion female: Sunrise Qi'Lin exhibited by Christina Schiller, Cambooya.
Junior champion female: Pittsworth Qwerty exhibited by Jacqui Schiller and Pittsworth State School.
Junior champion male: Rotherwood Qointreau on Ice exhibited by Vicki Gilbert, Rotherwood, Grand Ridge, Vic.
Junior reserve champion male: Ebony Quigley Down Under exhibited by Wendy Caesar, Irongate.
Senior champion bull: Merowen Pilot exhibited by Remy Barron, Merowen Lowline Stud.
Reserve senior champion bull: Sunrise Pinot exhibited by Dakabin State High School.
Senior champion female: Lik Lik Platinum exhibited by exhibited by Remy Barron, Kumbia, Merowen Lowline Stud.
Reserve senior champion female: Cann Valley Quill exhibited by Matt Cooney, Cann Valley Stud, Tallygaroopna.
Grand champion bull: Rotherwood Radical exhibited by Vicki Gilbert, Rotherwood, Grand Ridge, Vic.
Grand champion female: Lik Lik Platinum exhibited by Remy Barron, Kumbia, Merowen Lowline Stud.
Exhibitors Group: Merowen Lowline stud exhibited by Remy Barron, Merowen Lowline Stud, Kumbia.
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