A 50-year breeding program has finally paid off for the Job family of Yeoval in Central Western New South Wales, with their 34-month-old bull Royalla Ventura named the Supreme Champion male at Beef Australia 2021.
- Nobbs Cattle Co won the Supreme Champion Exhibitors Group with a Brahman bull, heifer and bull calf
- Charolais cow Moongool Radical 26 took out the Supreme Champion Female category
- Shorthorn bull Royalla Ventura was named Supreme Champion Male
Nic Job said it was only the second time a Shorthorn had taken out the trophy but it was the win the family had wanted ever since they began coming to the triennial competition in Rockhampton.
“Let’s be honest, this is the pinnacle of the beef industry in Australia, to win in Rocky” he said.
Mr Job said Royalla Ventura was very special and he rated his sire as the best bull the family had ever bred.
“He’s just so complete — he’s a bull that moves around extremely well, he’s got a lot of thickness and he’s just so soft,” he said.
Mr Job said Royalla Ventura was out with cows until the end of February and since then he had featured at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
He had been putting on an average of three kilograms a day and gained the best part of 100kg in that time.
“With a 17-hour truck trip in the middle of that he has done pretty well,” Mr Job said.
This year marks half a century of stud breeding for the family.
An honour and a privilege
Clermont Brahman Stud breeder Brett Kinnon said he was delighted to judge such an important event, but definitely felt the pressure.
“It’s a prestigious event which highlights an industry that’s in full swing and at its strength, I felt to be asked was a great honour” he said.
Mr Kinnon said the winning entry caught his eye immediately.
“He was a bull [where] all the right credentials … just come together and blend so perfectly with his breed character and his beef qualities” he said.
Mr Kinnon also had plenty of praise for the Supreme Female winner.
“I feel she had a tremendous amount of volume, she was very deep-sided, had a very good udder and ligament attachments and she was very deep, right down through her hindquarter,” he said.
Charolais stud best female
When the Moongool Charolais Stud packs up and heads from Yuleba to Beef Australia, it comes with custom made portable panels with steel and wood inlays.
The enclosure houses the stud team and this competition is only the second for their heifer, Moongool Radical 26, who was crowned overall Supreme Champion Female today.
Stud principal Ivan Price said she was part of a very successful bloodline.
“She comes from a very strong pedigree and her grandsire produced our Australian record-priced bull four years ago at $83,000,” he said.
‘It’s the pinnacle’
Duaringa stud Nobbs Cattle Co took out the Supreme Champion Exhibitors Group with their Brahman bull, heifer and bull calf.
Exhibitors group judge Roger Evans, of Tamworth, said the group made a good impression and showed high quality uniformity.
“We can talk about how good each animal was, but there was very little difference, very little variation,” he said.
“They were basically miniatures if you went from the lead bull … to me there was just very little wrong with them.”
Mr Evans has judged Royal shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, but said Beef Australia was the peak event for stud cattle.
“It’s the pinnacle,” he said.
“To me, it’s a three-year event and it’s one of the biggest beef industry shows, trades, expos in the southern hemisphere.”