Up against the best cattle on display at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show, the Angus champions held strong against fine competition, appearing in the top line of all classes.
Two Angus groups came out triumphant, with Tattykeel Ltd Pty, Oberon, awarded the Interbreed Breeders Group with their team of a heifer with calf at foot and two bulls and Yamba Angus, Orange, who took out the interbreed heifer with the junior champion female, Yamba Keen N153.
Beating 10 other quality breeds in their section, Tattykeel Ltd Pty was awarded the Gordon Fuller Memorial Perpetual Trophy with their Breeders Group win.
The judge of the Breeders Group Interbreed was Mr Alistair Day of Allendale, Bordertown.
Mr Day said the following of the winning Tattykeel group, “We have an Angus Group led off by two, two and half bulls or there abouts, very impressive bulls.”
“They are structurally very good, a lot of meat in them, carrying plenty of condition for my likely and they are carrying very well. They have a moderate female, but the calf she is rearing is outstanding so that’s the main thing and correct. A very nice group.”
In the Champion Heifer Section of the Interbreed competition, Judge Ben Noller said that when choosing his top line choices, he was looking for a specific type, focusing on functionality and efficiency, ensuring they were structurally sound and able to put the weight on with appropriate fat cover.
On his interbreed champion, Yamba Keen N153, Mr Noller said,
“With the Angus female when you get in behind her she has a lot of width through that hip to pin and she carries it all the way through her top line, right down into the hind quarter up into the twist and right down into her hock.”
“She super soft, super easy fleshing and she’s got all those angles from hip to pin and really clean lines. She really took my eye when she entered the ring.”
The Interbreed wins capped off two very successful show performances by both the Tattykeel and Yamba Angus teams.
In the Angus Judging Tattykeel Pty Ltd were also awarded the Breeder’s Group, Reserve Champion Senior Bull, the Grand Champion and Senior Champion Female, Dam’s Progeny as well as a number of minor placings.
Yamba Angus were awarded the Angus champion pair of bulls, Intermediate Champion Female and Junior Champion Female as well as a number of minor placings.