Beef And Australian Shorthorns Perform Strongly at Royal Easter Show

//Beef And Australian Shorthorns Perform Strongly at Royal Easter Show

In the first combined showing of the shorthorn breeds at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, seven Beef and Australian entries performed strongly. In a hot field of 85 entries, all seven were class ribbon winners. There were two class winners. In addition, Scott Bruton’s Roly Park group placed third, whilst a purebred Beef Shorthorn steer exhibited by Scott gained a bronze medal in the Middleweight Open Steer class with a score of 82.5 points (pictured).


Now some details.

Morningtime Malmo’s Blossom 1, a Beef Shorthorn exhibited by Spencer Family Shorthorns, placed second in the 12-15 months heifer class. Placed third in that class was Scott Brutons Australian Shorthorn Roly Park Duchess of Neptune.

Roly Park Mell, Scott Bruton’s Australian Shorthorn, won the 15-18 months heifer class.

Scott’s Roly Park Maple, another Australian Shorthorn, placed second to the Junior Champion in the 18-20 months heifer class, in which there were 11 entries. Many of those ringside saw her as the best junior heifer on display.

In the class for cows over 3 years, Morningtime Nantucket’s Dame Melba, exhibited by the Spencer family, placed fourth in a large class to the eventual grand champion. This cow, with a white heifer calf at foot, drew much favourable comment.

Two bulls were exhibited.

In the class 12-15 months, Scott Bruton’s Australian Shorthorn, Roly Park Mr Tasmania, placed third. This bull weighed 574 kgs, had a fat score of 9/5, and an EMA of 89 square cms.

Finally, in the class for bulls aged 30-36 months, Morningtime Nara, a Beef Shorthorn exhibited by Paris Hourn and David Ashley & Grandchildren, was sole entrant, and thus the winner. Nara’s figures were – weight 1152 kgs, fat 15/8, EMA 135 square cms. The judge described him as having a lot of capacity, with a huge back end and commendable muscularity. Nara did not, however, gain a broad ribbon. It was perhaps thought that a bull of his age should be out working. Enquiry would have revealed that he has calves on the ground.

Overall, the joint exhibition was a huge success for the shorthorn breeds. The spirit amongst exhibitors was always friendly.

2018-04-15T07:21:05+00:00 April 15th, 2018|News|