THE supreme champion Australian Shorthorn exhibit at the Royal Melbourne Show today had plenty to offer commercial breeders.
Those were the words of judge Peter Sykes, Mawarra Herefords, Longford, who praised the victorious 27-month-old bull - Malton Jackson - for his muscle pattern and yield.
"He's got that sound structure and he maintains his length and strength throughout," Mr Sykes said. "And his weight for age is tremendous."
Exhibited by the Falls family, Malton Shorthorns, Finley, NSW, the young bull tipped the scales at 1104 kilograms and displayed impressive figures, including an EMA of 138 centimetres squared.
Malton Shorthorn stud principal Peter Falls said the bull had previously been shown at the Finley Show, NSW, where he was awarded the supreme champion broadribbon.
"He's by a bull, All Gold D052, which we paid $25,000 for," he said.
The investment into All Gold D052 has clearly paid off, with his progeny, Malton Jackson, rising through the ranks in the Australian Shorthorn judging at Melbourne to claim senior and grand champion bull and then supreme exhibit.
The grand champion and senior female broadribbons were awarded to the Spencer Family's entry, Spencer Family Pretty Fancy, from their Yuroke-based stud.