SA Junior Heifer Expo results

Photo Courtesy The Stock Journal

– by Rosemary Miller

SA Junior Heifer Expo

Long time Shorthorn supporter of the SA All Breeds Junior Heifer Expo with Bundaleer heifers, Nichole Kopp from Roseworthy SA was rewarded for her dedication and commitment with a scholarship to New Zealand as reserve senior champion herdsman. Jess Parker Lochclyde Shorthorns Victoria placed a very close third for the major award in   the senior herdsman competition. Congratulations Nichole and Jess. We are very proud of you.

Nineteen Shorthorn competitors were amongst one hundred and seventy five entrants from across Australia aged from eight to twenty three years who attended the event held at the Adelaide showground in July over four days.

There were 16 beef breeds represented.

An intensive educational programme was held on Day one with industry leading speakers, sharing their knowledge on topics including technology, marketing, carcase appraisal, structure and auctioneering.

The following day, heifers and steers were judged by David Greenup from Qld and Annika Whale NSW associate

Sixteen Shorthorn heifers and three steers from eight studs gained a first, second and six merit awards.

The final day was handler judging by Kim Groner Qld with Lachie Collins as associate. Shorthorn handlers received one first, one second, two thirds, two merits and one novice award.

Alana Wade from NSW won the Senior Junior Judging competition.

Results

Heifer section

First   Roly Park Portia – Sarah Sutton

Second   Belmore Keepsake P219   -Lucy Steer

Merit    Belmore Bella P392  -Lottie Volker

Belmore Mulberry P27  –Rupert Fletcher

Windsor Piper-   Lewis Golding

Bundaleer Rose P21-   Jasmine Rokov

Lochclyde J X Joanne N6-   Emily Pendlebury

Steer

Paddy  –  Oscar Johnson

Handler section

First- Emily Pendlebury

Second  -Sarah Sutton

Third –Oscar Johnson

Alana Wade

Merit  — Jasmine Rokov

Kate Smith

Novice — Rupert Fletcher

 

Thank you to all Shorthorn competitors for representing our breed. Your achievements are commendable. Well done .

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About Shorthorn

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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