Remington a standout grand champion bull at Dubbo National


Emma and Del Rees, The Ranch, Tomingley, with the grand champion bull, The Ranch Remington R028.

A cracking crowd pleaser of a bull stormed his way through the classes at the 2022 Herefords Australia National Show at Dubbo on June 7 to win grand champion.

The Ranch Remington R028, a Koanui Techno 3062 son, was sashed as senior and grand champion by judge Tom Nixon, Devon Court Herefords, Drillham, Queensland, in front of an appreciative audience.

The August 2020 drop bull weighed 952kg and had a raw eye muscle scan of 137sqcm, P8 fat of 21mm, rib fat of 14mm and a scrotal circumference of 42.5cm.

Remington was exhibited by Greg and Del Rees, The Ranch Poll Herefords, Tomingley, NSW.

Judge Tom Nixon described Remington as possessing the ideal skin and hair type for northern Australia.

“He is a really complete bull – he’s a fantastic article,” Mr Nixon said.

Vendor Del Rees described Remington as the best bull ever bred at The Ranch and the stud had collected 100 straws of semen for within herd use.

“He is out of our best cow, The Ranch Tilly J05, who is by Days Wizard F84, and we have used a lot of that blood over the time producing good udders, and with Techno it is a good combination we are proud to have bred,” Mrs Rees said.

The highly competitive junior classes produced Armada Roff as champion, exhibited by Andrew and Brooke Rayner, Armada Poll Herefords, Hargraves, NSW.

Sired by Grathlyn Holyfield, the October 2020 drop bull weighed 918kg, had an eye muscle scan of 134sqcm, 21mm on the rump, 10mm on the rib and a scrotal circumference of 42.5cm.

Mr Nixon described the bull as having softness, grunt, depth of flank and clean through the shoulder.

Holyfield’s stablemate Grathlyn Rochester R027 was sashed as reserve junior champion. The October 2020 drop bull weighed 802kg and had a raw eye muscle scan of 126sqcm.

Llandillo Poll Herefords, The Lagoon, Bathurst, exhibited the reserve senior champion, Llandillo Thunder, a May 2020 drop son of US sire Star SS Thunder LT 62J.

Weighing in at 1004kg, Thunder had an eye muscle scan of 135sqcm, 14mm on the rump and 10m at the rib.

“He has that eye appeal, softness, the meat and the gas tank,” Mr Nixon said.

Tim and Jemma Reid, JTR Cattle Company, Roslyn, NSW, exhibited the senior and grand champion female, JTR Irish Rose P021.

Shown with her impressive spring drop heifer calf, JTR Irish Rose S056, the 2018 drop cow was sired by Yavenvale Lambert L316.

Mr Nixon said the female was doing a fantastic job on her calf, had a beautiful front, was clean through the shoulder and a credit to the breed.

Llandillo Poll Herefords exhibited the junior champion female, Llandillo Julie S24, a March 2021 drop daughter of Grathlyn Pacemaker.

“The junior champion heifer is a fantastic female with her body and udder development,” Mr Nixon said.

Her stablemate Llandillo Gladiola S18 was sashed as the reserve junior champion.

Grathlyn Pastoral Company, Hargraves, exhibited the reserve senior champion female, Grathlyn Chance R001 and her month-old heifer calf, Grathlyn Chance T001.

The prestigious Presidents Shield teams of three bulls was hotly contested and won by Llandillo Poll Herefords with Grathlyn as runner-up.

-Kim Woods