Heart and Spade tops Simmentals

Simmentals at 2017 Royal Melbourne Show


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Jessica Adams, Heart & Spade Simmentals, Londonderry, NSW, has won supreme Simmental with four year-old Savannah Fancy (P) (ET), who had her second calf – a heifer – at-foot.

Jessica Adams, Heart & Spade Simmentals, Londonderry, NSW, has won supreme Simmental with four year-old Savannah Fancy (P) (ET), who had her second calf – a heifer – at-foot.

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Ms Adams said it was the biggest prize the impressive cow has won. She bought her as a junior heifer from Savannah Simmentals to be a foundation female of her stud. The cow is in calf again.

Judge Bruce Holmquist, who is the Canadian Simmental Association general manager, said there was a very impressive line-up of females among the 41 entries from 13 studs.

Mr Holmquist said he was looking for cattle that were complementary to other breeds and convenient to the whole beef industry.

Natasha La'Velle and owner Jessica Adams, Heart & Spade, with the supreme exhibit winning cow.

Natasha La'Velle and owner Jessica Adams, Heart & Spade, with the supreme exhibit winning cow.

For supreme she beat the grand champion bull, Clitheroe Magnus, bred and exhibited by Heather du Vallon, Clitheroe stud, Cobram. 

There were no senior Simmental bulls shown, so this bull – a son of Mt Ararat Harley – won the junior and automatically became grand champion. Ms du Vallon also had reserve junior champion bull.

Heather du Vallon, Clitheroe stud, Cobram, with Victorian Simmental president John Leek, Georgia Nelson and judge Bruce Holmquist.

Heather du Vallon, Clitheroe stud, Cobram, with Victorian Simmental president John Leek, Georgia Nelson and judge Bruce Holmquist.

The junior champion female was awarded to Webb Black Simmentals’ August drop 2016 Webb Mystical.

Ms du Vallon also won the most successful exhibitor.

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