THREE solid days of Beef 2015 stud beef judging action kicked off yesterday in Rockhampton with judging in six rings simultaneously.
In all, 13 stud breeds were judged on the opening day of the Landmark Stud Cattle Championships, representing one of the largest competitions of its type ever staged in Australia.
Another hugely popular event was the junior led steer competition which attracted a large crowd on spectators on the opening day of judging.
Brahmans were numerically the dominate breed on the opening day, where the bull grand championship was awarded to Raglan Victory, representing the Olive family’s Raglan Stud, Raglan. Senior and grand female, Crinum Miss Red Ruby, was shown by James Kent and Terry Randall, Crinum Stud, Tieri.
There were also strong showings in the Limousin and Hereford/Poll Hereford rings as well as the Charbray and Murray Grey breeds.
Senior and grand champion Limousin bull, Graneta Hoodoo Guru was shown by Matthew Sowden, Graneta Stud, Bell.
Tondara Clines Vendetta, the senior and grand champion Hereford bull, was led by Jordon Alexander, Tondara, Boral, NSW.
Senior and grand champion Murray Grey bull, the 1180kg, 27 month-old, Baroona Park Saxon was shown by David Taylor, Baroona Park Stud, Wellcamp.
Stud beef judging will reach its conclusion with interbreed judging early tomorrow afternoon.
Click here to access each day’s detailed stud beef class results, as they are posted by Beef 2015.
Presented in the gallery below is Beef Central’s photographic summary of Day One’s action. Click on the images to scroll through.