Three days of judging, 32 breeds and 1676 stud cattle culminated in interbreed glory for Cecil Plains, Qld, Simmental stud Meldon Park and Yuelba, Qld, Charolais Stud Moongool at Beef 2018 in Rockhampton on Thursday (see seperate article here).
Rural photographer Sarah Coulton from Coulton‘s Country Photography was there to capture all of the action
Stud cattle judge Rob Sinnamon, Yulgilbar Pastoral Company, Baryulgil, NSW, casting an eye over Hamadra Ignatius with the assistance of associate judge, Steve Hayes, The Garden Station, Alice Springs.
Lance Bauer, Beefmaster Breeders United, Texas, USA, said it was nice to observe cattle on the other side of the world.
Hannah Donaldson, Medway Droughtmasters, Bogantungan, with her eighteen month old daughter, Mikeely.
Respected cattleman Michael Ingram, Duaringa, was determined to walk out into the Droughtmaster ring after a horse accident eighteen years ago left him brain damaged, paralysing the right side of his body. Mr Ingram set himself the goal of walking out into the main ring, where eighteen months ago he was unable to walk unassisted.
Cain Cattle Company general manager Robert Williams, Mississippi, America, sashing first place for the nineteen to twenty-one month class. Glenlands D Windchester was paraded by Darren Childs and exhibited by the Childs Family, Glenlands Droughtmasters, Bouldercombe.
Crowds gathered to watch day 2 of the stud cattle judging.
Beef Australia member Dugall McDougall, Vale Royal, Calliope, taking in all that BEEF 2018 has to offer.
Beef 2018 Interbreed male, Meldon Park Major Player, with judge, Brett Nobbs, Inverrio, Duaringa, and exhibitors Bec and Liz Skene, Meldon Park Simmentals, Cecil Plains.
The 2018 Beef Australia Interbreed female title was awarded to Ivan Price, Moongool Charolais, Yuleba.
Taking in the view of champions from the International Guests Lounge.
Jess and Suzie Walters, Minnamurra Limousin Stud, Springsure, had quite the view from the International Guests Lounge during the parade of champions.
Prue McIntyre and Gareth Ross, Wainui, Taroom, with her grandfather, Arthur McIntyre, Chinchilla.
Grand champion Angus female, Bowenfels Special Edition L6, with calf, Bowenfels Miss Kodiak, was paraded by Chloe Gould, Rockhampton, and Macy Liuebreich, Canada. The champion cow and calf were exhibited by Glen Perrett, Bowenfels Angus, Kingaroy.
Sophia Pippos, Brisbane, and Steve Raman, Brisbane Valley, with James Kent, Ooline, Goovigen, and Cassandra Pippos, Brisbane.
Richard Sellars from RB Sellers, Melbourne, catching up with Richard Wilson, Banana Station, Banana.
Roz Bauer, Miawood, Roma, caught up with Beef 2018 Interbreed male judge, Brett Nobbs, Inverrio, Duaringa, prior to the champions parade.
Stud cattle judge Peter Cook, Barana Simmentals, Coolah, NSW, and James Saunders, Landmark Stud Stock, Rockhampton, present the Fleckveih grand champion senior bull, Brenair Park Manta, who was paraded by Matt Sowden, Kingaroy. Dexter Sullivan and Denise Scriven, Kingaroy are the exhibitors, along with Don Mathieson, Brenair Park, Drysdale, Victoria.
Grand champion senior South Devon female, Kildare Sassy, was exhibited by Rick (pictured) and Sue McDouall, Venturon Livestock, Boyup Brook, Western Australia, and paraded by James McUtchen, Jambili Fitting Service, Jandowae.
Jack Chalk, Denham Park Station, Nebo, with Sidney and Elliot York, Rolleston, Ayrton Smith, Palmgrove, Bauhini Downs, and George York, Rolleston.
Kell and Mandy Tennent, Cloudbreak Lowlines & Eungella Beef, with their daughters, Cassidy and Imogen.