The Sydney Royal Angus Feature Show Bull and Female judging took place on April 13-14, with over 328 exceptional animals on display, despite the rough conditions over recent times.
The judging was quite a spectacle, with many commenting on the sheer number of exhibits taking part, a testament to the dedication of the breeders and their teams.
International judge William McLaren proceeded over the events. Hailing from the Netherton Stud, Perth, Scotland, Mr McLaren put his 28 years’ experience in judging cattle into use over the 45 classes.
The bull judging was the first to take place on Saturday, April 13, with plenty of excellent Angus cattle on display.
Grand Champion Angus Bull was awarded to the Senior Champion Bull Black Diamond 5R Kodiak N411, exhibited by Pine Creek Angus Stud.
Pine Creek was recognised for celebrating their 50 years as members of Angus Australia in 2019, continuing their showing legacy at this year’s feature show.
The champion bull weighed in at 924kg, and scanned with 11 millimetres of rump fat, eight millimetres of rib ft and an EMA of 131.
Mr McLaren said he was very correct, long and had extension throughout.
Reserve Champion Senior Bull was awarded to Tattykeel Global M14 exhibited by Tattykeel Pty Ltd.
Champion Intermediate Bull went to Killain Mustang N4 exhibited by Killain Angus, with Intermediate Reserve Champion Bull going to KO 2240 Next Stop N106 exhibited by KO Angus.
Calf Champion Bull went to PC Perpetrator P024 exhibited by Pine Creek Angus Stud, with Reserve Champion going to RDMG Sudden Shock P1 exhibited by RDM Angus.
The pair of bull’s class winners were Yamba Angus.
In what was an excellent display of Angus cattle, the female classes saw up to 20 animals per class with Mr McLaren having plenty to deliberate from.
There were 19 female classes over the course of day.
The Grand Champion Female was awarded to the Senior Champion Female Tattykeel Blackcap Essence M26, with calf at foot, exhibited by Tattykeel Pty Ltd
The Calf Champion female went to Black Diamond Miss Paspaley P401 exhibited by Pine Creek Angus Stud with RDMG Blackcap Essence P2 exhibited by RDM Angus awarded Reserve Champion.
The Intermediate Champion Female was awarded to Yamba Keen N153 exhibited by Yamba Angus. Reserve Champion was PJ Wilcoola N28 exhibited by P, J, T & L McLauchlan.
Senior Reserve Champion Female was awarded to KO Dream K66 exhibited by KO Angus Stud.
The pair of female’s class champions were Pine Creek Angus Stud.
The Best Angus Exhibit was awarded to the Grand Champion Bull, Black Diamond 5R Kodiak N411, exhibited by Pine Creek Angus Stud.