Charolais Judge Andrew Chapman had a tremendous line of Charolais to work through at Beef Australia. Comments from international and interstate guests gave the show the thumbs up with several describing it as the best Charolais display they had seen. The Price Family, Moongool had a great day winning both grand championships. Moongool Mr Money sired by Minnie Vale Joker took the Senior and grand champion award. Weighing in at 982kg with an 138cm2 EMA at 22 months this deep bodied sire was a crowd favorite. Moongool also had the junior champion sire Moongool Monopoly sired by Temana Gold Logie and calf champion bull, Moongool Network sired by Airlie Hanz. Reserve calf champion was 4 Ways Noble Kahn exhibited by the Whitechurch Family, Inverell NSW. 4 Ways also had the Reserve Junior bull with 4 Ways Mario. Both these calves were sired by Moongool Sires. Reserve Senior champion bull also went to the Inverell district with McIntyre High Schools exhibit Calais Mojo.
Moongool Thyphena 9 was senior champion female with reserve senior won by Waterford Lady Gina exhibited by Ron Johnstone, Milford Charolais. Junior Champion heifer was Colinta Minnie exhibited by Colinta Minnie (P). Minnie was also junior champion heifer at Sydney Royal. This heifer has been donated by Colinta Holdings Pty Ltd to be auctioned at the Charolais National to raise funds for Charolais Youth Development. Reserve junior champion heifer was Tanic Naomi exhibited by Tanic Charolais who also exhibited reserve calf champion female Tanic Nadia. Calf champion female was Moongool Oregon 9. Moongool won the Breeders Group. Sires progeny was won by $ Way’s with progeny of Moongool Jag and Branchview won the Dams Progeny with Branchview XQuisite F62E.
After a highly successful day in Charolais judging the Price Family took top female honours in the Beef Australia Interbreed. Moongool Thyphena 9 sired by moongool Freedom was announced as premier female by judge Donna Robson. The excited stud principal, Ivan Price was quoted in the QCL “the 30-month-old, bred from a home-bred poll sire, Moongool Freedom, was the type of animal the stud had been striving to produce for 30-odd years. “She ticks all the boxes for Australian cow needs,” he said. “She’s a very alert female, with great neck carriage, a powerful topline, a roomy side and wonderful milk production.” Moongool Typhena 9 had a six month old bull calf at foot.
Charolais sired steers exhibited by the Campbell Family, Cooara Charolais, Keysbrook WA took the top awards again at the 2018 Beef Australia ANZ Beef Carcase Competition. The competition is truly national with one judge, six states, and 1092 entries. Bruce, Gaye and Bryden Campbell Charolais Angus “Silver Calves” won the Champion Carcase and also the Champion Pen after winning Class 1: Medium Trade Pasture Fed Class (180kg to 26kg). The Campbell’s pure Angus pen came second in the class showing the advantage Charolais offer.
Image: Moongool Thyphena 9 after winning Interbreed Champion Female at Beef Australia 2018.