Lassoo ropes in crown

Lassoo ropes in grand champion at Wodonga


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Judge Steve Crowley, Tycolah Poll Herefords, Herefords Australia board member Anne Starr, Guyra, Daniel Porter, Alicia Trovatello and Alvio Trovatello, Glendan Park.

Judge Steve Crowley, Tycolah Poll Herefords, Herefords Australia board member Anne Starr, Guyra, Daniel Porter, Alicia Trovatello and Alvio Trovatello, Glendan Park.

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Glendan Park has won the grand champion bull at the 52nd Herefords Australia National Show and Sale, Wodonga.

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Glendan Park Lassoo L137, has won the grand champion exhibit for the second consecutive year at the  Herefords Australia National Show and Sale at Wodonga last week. 

This is the type of bull that will put carcase in your cattle herd. - Steve Crowley, judge

Exhibited by Alvio Trovatello, Glendan Park Herefords, Kyneton, Lassoo first won intermediate champion before he was sashed grand champion.

A son of Warringa Google G23 (H), the sire of last year’s grand champion Glendan Park bull that sold for $52,000, the 24-month-old horned sire weighed 1000 kilograms, recorded an eye muscle area (EMA) of 133 square centimetres, a scrotal circumference of 45cm and a rib fat measurement of nine millimetres. Judge Steve Crowley, Tycolah Poll Herefords, Cobbadah, said Lassoo was a standout bull with an excellent length of spine, length of body and was beautifully laid in the shoulder. 

“This is the type of bull that will put carcase in your cattle herd,” Mr Crowley said. 

Lassoo and 2016 grand champion bull Glendan Park Knock Out K106 were half brothers – both sons of Warringa Google G23.

The win was extra special for the Trovatellos, being the first time Herefords and Poll Herefords had been judged together in the event’s 52-year history.

Reserve intermediate champion bull went to S and K Lewington Pastoral, Kymarney stud, Uranquinty, NSW, with Kymarney Tornado L001 (AI) (S). 

Mr Crowley said Tornado had terrific length of body and was a bull that carried himself very well. 

Tornado, a 23-month-old bull weighing 968kgs, measured an EMA of 132sq cm, a rib fat of 10mm and scrotal circumference of 43cm. 

Glendan Park’s winning style continued when they won the senior championship title, this time with a son of Glendan Park Federation F026 (AI) (ET) (H), Glendan Park Limited Edition L025 (AI) (H). The 26-month-old Limited Edition weighed 1024kg, measured an EMA of 139sq cm and a scrotal circumference of 43cm.

Mr Crowley said the bull had terrific fat cover.  “I liked his front, I like his spine and he’s got the EMA to go with it,” he said. Limited Edition sold the following day for $22,000 to J.E Flannagan, Omeo.

“It was fantastic to have two bulls out for the grand championship, especially when we only had two bulls here,” Mr Trovatello said. “Steve’s comments were great to reinforce the direction we are heading in.”

Reserve senior champion bull was exhibited by Allendale stud, Bordertown, with Allendale Chisel L8 (ET) (S). 

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