Supreme exhibit: Black Diamond Angus, Cowra/Mt Charlie Red Angus, Riddells Creek
Grand champion bull: Black Diamond Angus, Cowra
Grand champion female: Black Diamond Angus, Cowra/Mt Charlie Red Angus, Riddells Creek
COWRA stud Black Diamond Angus has claimed a string of gongs in the Red Angus beef cattle competition at this year's Royal Melbourne Show.
Red Angus judge Glenn Trout said he was impressed with the quality of the breed presented at the show, complementing their "exceptional structure".
He said the Black Diamond Angus cow which claimed the supreme exhibit was a stand out in the breed.
"The functionality of that female and the incredible job she was doing on the calf behind, her muscularity, her structure and integrity and they way she got around the ring - she was the complete package," he said.
Black Diamond Angus stud principal Christie Fuller said the cow, which has recently been sold to Mt Charlie Red Angus at Riddells Creek, had a decorated show history.
"Last year as a two-year-old she won at the Brisbane Royal and then came down here and won reserve champion and she was also reserve junior champion the year before here in the interbreed female section as a heifer so she's had a pretty colourful show career," she said.
"She's just a moderate, easy-going female and puts a lot of effort into her calf and she's got a wonderful temperament."
Mt Charlie Red Angus principal Paul Rathbone said "red was the new black".
"She will be calving in January and we hope to use her to establish a new genetic line and improve the quality of our herd," he said.