Mt Macedon Charolais crowned Melbourne champion bull

Mt Macedon Charolais crowned Melbourne Interbreed beef bull champion

Royal Melbourne Show
Best bull: 2019 RASV Supreme Champion Bull Waterford Neon Lights N35E. (L-R) Handler Ryan Bajada, Sapphire and Deborah Halliday, Waterford Charolais. Interbreed judges Nicole Nicholls, Jasmine Green and Donna Robson.

Best bull: 2019 RASV Supreme Champion Bull Waterford Neon Lights N35E. (L-R) Handler Ryan Bajada, Sapphire and Deborah Halliday, Waterford Charolais. Interbreed judges Nicole Nicholls, Jasmine Green and Donna Robson.

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A bull from Waterford Charolais Stud at Mt Macedon is the 2019 Melbourne Show supreme beef champion, but has missed out on the supreme exhibit crown

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The Waterford Charolais Stud has taken out supreme beef champion bull at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Waterford Neon Lights N35E took out the prize at the interbreed judging on Monday night.

One of the owners of Waterford Charolais Sapphire Halliday said the win makes it two years in a row in the class.

"It's a three quarter brother to last year's winner," she said.

One of the interbreed judges Nicole Nicholls described the bull as an outstanding exhibit.

"He's got muscle, he's got length he's got strength,"she said.

"It's right across his top, right down his hind and he handles his feet and legs really well.

Congratulations to the breeder, you should be very proud of yourselves."

But the big Charolais missed out the Supreme Beef Exhibit crown.

KO Dream N43, from KO Angus Stud at Kangaloon NSW was picked as the Senior Champion Female and impressed the judges enough to be named the Supreme Beef Breed Exhibit.

Owner Tim Lord was very happy with the win.

"This is the first time I've won supreme of the whole show here," he said.

"We've had interbreed divisions before, but never supreme of the show, so it's all worth it."

"This cow's calved at 22 months and it's done the local shows throughout autumn and now the calves' at the maximum age so I'll wean her when we get her home."

Mr Lord will now starting getting the winning cow ready for the show circuit in two years time.

"We're going to set this cow to go to Sydney in 2021 with a big calf," he said.

"We're just about to join her again to calve next spring."

While the Charolais' missed out on the top prize in Melbourne the breed was picked as the Supreme Breeders Group, with three animals from Kenmere Charolais Stud at Holbrook NSW catching the judges eye.

Sapphire Halliday said the breed was well represented this year.

It's good for the breed that enough of us can get together and it shows the unity," she said.

"It's such a great time that people get together and discuss what's going on home.

"We try and support each other as much as we can and it's a nice environment to do that at the show."

The interbreed competition marked the finish of livestock judging at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Beef Interbreed Winners.

Supreme Breeders Group: Kenmere Charolais, Holbrook NSW.

Supreme Junior Champion Heifer: KO Vicky P66#. KO Angus, Kangaloon NSW.

Supreme Senior Champion Female: KO Dream N43#. KO Angus, Kangaloon NSW.

Supreme Junior Champion Bull: Nagol Park Kokoda PNG P120 (Shorthorn). RW & NL Evans, "Nagol Park" Tamworth NSW.

Supreme Senior Champion bull: Waterford Neon LIghts N35E. Waterford Charolais, Mt Macedon VIC.

Supreme Breed Exhibit: KO Dream N43#. KO Angus, Kangaloon NSW.

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