Shorthorns win Junior and Senior Champion Heifer all Breeds

Report by Rosemary Miller

Thirteen Shorthorn competitors were amongst the  150  entrants from South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, aged from eight to twenty four years who attended the 2021 SA All Breeds Junior Heifer Expo at the Adelaide Showground in July over four days.

Lakin Elliott receiving the award for Junior Champion heifer Windsor Roxanne R20. Photo courtesy The Stock Journal.

Seth Miller receiving the senior champion heifer award for Roly Park Radiance Photo courtesy The Stock Journal.











Due to Covid regulations numbers were restricted and excluded competitors from New South Wales and Queensland.

Fourteen beef breeds were represented.

A full educational  program  was held on Day 1 with leading industry speakers sharing their knowledge on topics including Red Meat, online selling, marketing,  and social media platforms.

The following day heifers and steers were judged by Ben Davies from Thomas Foods International and Lewis Bruggemann his associate, a past champion  herdsperson.

Eleven outstanding  Shorthorn heifers and two steers gained three firsts, two seconds, three thirds and two merit awards.

The Junior Champion heifer, a Shorthorn, was  awarded to Windsor Roxanne R 20.

The Senior Champion heifer, also a  Shorthorn, was awarded to Roly Park Radiance.

The final day was handler judging by Josh Wiltshire a past champion herdsperson.

Shorthorn handlers gained one first, two seconds, two thirds and two merit awards.

Congratulations to Claudia Kennedy winning the Intermediate Junior Judging Competition.


Heifer /steer section

First  –Roly Park Radiance – Seth Miller   SENIOR CHAMPION HEIFER

Windsor Roxanne R20-Lakin Elliott  JUNIOR  CHAMPION HEIFER

Louis   –   Rilee Endersby

Second –Windsor   Patsy Cline R16   Lewis Golding

Exmoor Ellyse R 212   Sebastian Volker

Third    –Roly Park  Roly Poly   Axel Miller

–Roly Park  Royalty      Nakita  Spencer

–Belmore Butterfly R186  Rupert Fletcher

Merit   — Belmore Ellyse R311   Lottie Volker

-Belmore  Octavia   Claudia Kennedy

Handler section

First  –Rupert Fletcher

Second  -Sebastian Volker

Nakita Spencer

Third   –Axel Miller

Briana Spencer

Merit  –Lottie Volker

–Lewis Golding

Congratulations to all Shorthorn competitors including Megan Tilby and Phoebe Bertelsmeier who presented an outstanding Shorthorn  display .

Thank you to the breeders for supporting the youth and breeders of the future  and  promoting the breed.

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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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