Record Entries at SA Junior Expo

article by Rosemary Miller.

Eighteen young Shorthorn competitors were among a record 210 entrants, from all states, aged from 8 to 23 years who attended the SA Junior Heifer Expo held in Adelaide recently. There were 14 beef breeds represented at the 4 day event.

An intensive educational program was held on Day 1 with speakers sharing their knowledge on topics such as Virtual Reality, Feedlotting, Marketing and Nutrition.

The following day, heifers and steers were judged by Tim Bayliss and Associate judge James Pitchford, a Shorthorn breeder from Keith and a past Champion Herdsman winner.

An outstanding lineup of 13 Shorthorn heifers and 5 steers from 7 studs won 3 first place ribbons, 3 second place ribbons, 1 third placed ribbon and 5 merit awards.

The Intermediate Champion heifer was won by Windsor Rocky Rose N6, a Shorthorn heifer exhibited by Oscar Golding who had a very successful year placing second in the Intermediate Achievement Award for general ability, attitude and presentation. Congratulations Oscar!

The final day saw Handler judging by judge David Bolton and Associate Hannah Powe. Shorthorn handlers received 2 firsts, 1 second and 3 thirds as well as 5 Merit awards and 1 Novice award.

SA Shorthorns were pleased to welcome Emily and Caitlyn Loane from Tasmania with Caitlyn winning the Intermediate Junior Judging Competition.

Nicole Kopp won the Senior Clipping Encouragement Award and Jasmine Rokov won the Senior Junior Judging Encouragement Award.



First – Belmore Matriach N244 exhibited by Jack Thompson

Windsor Rocky Rose N6 exhibited by Oscar Golding

Bayview Duchess N12 exhibited by Luke Thompson

Second – Belmore Butterfly N183 exhibited by Izzy Batchelor

Belmore Matriach N200 exhibited by Jesse Brown

Belmore Keepsake N115 exhibited by Lucy Steer

Third – Kentash Park Hickory N11 exhibited by Will Doyle

Merit – Bundaleer Rose N59 Jasmine Rokov

Bayview Miss Beauty N17 Caitlyn Loane


Windsor Napoleon – Lewis Golding

Ned – Lucas Tassone

Norm – Oscar Johnson


First – Jessica Parker

First – Oscar Johnson

Second – Oscar Golding

Third – Izzy Batchelor

Third – Jesse Brown

Third – Caitlyn Loane

Merit – Emily Loane

Merit – Jasmine Rokov

Merit – Jack Thompson

Merit – Will Doyle

Merit – Lucas Tassone

Novice – Jayde Fretwell

Thank you to all Shorthorn competitors for representing our breed. You can be proud of your achievements.




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The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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