Sydney Royal cattle numbers returned to normal in 2022 and Charolais once again featured in the Interbreed awards. Judging Charolais this year was Scott Myers from Myers Angus at The Rock in New South Wales. Junior champion heifer came from the largest class of the day with Venturon Livestock’s Venturon Naughty But Nice S32 (P) winning the Female 12 to 14 month class. This heifer is one of the oldest Turnbull Duty Free 358D (P) calves in Australia. Reserve junior champion heifer was Wakefield Amaze 82 (P) exhibited by Greg and Jenny Frizell, Wakefield Charolais, Armidale NSW. Senior and Grand champion cow was Winchester Daisy Duke N16E (P) exhibited by Gavin and Kristie O’Brien, Orange NSW. This female won the Cow over 36 months’ class and paraded with a well-developed heifer calf at foot sired by Venturon Maximum Impact (P).

Judge Myers commented, “this is an exceptional cow, to have a cow with that much power, to have that beautiful front end with a heifer calf at foot with the same femininity it’s hard to find that combination in one animal. I feel this cow would be an awesome bull breeder, she has it all”.  At the conclusion of Charolais judging Scott Myers awarded this cow Supreme Charolais Exhibit. In the Urquhart Trophy, Daisy Duke won the Interbreed Champion Female. (See main picture)

Junior Champion bull was DSK Real Big Deal R61E exhibited by Chris Knox and Helen Alexander, DSK Charolais, Coonabarabran NSW. Sired by Full French sire ANC Kind (P) this bull won the 14 to 16 months class weighing in at 766kgs and scanning 122cm2 EMA. Judge Myers said “the junior champion bull had a later maturity pattern.      Reserve junior champion bull was Venturon Stamp Duty S42 (P) from the 12 to 14 months’ class. This bull at 12 months weighed 664kgs and scanned 104cm2 EMA.  Senior and Grand champion bull was Venturon Raise The Bar R1E (P) exhibited by Venturon Livestock. At 27 months, this bull weighed 964kg and scanned 148cm2 EMA. Judge Myers commented “the senior bull was an exceptional bull with muscle and power, big on the top and behind the shoulders. Reserve senior bull was Rangan Ronan R40 (P) exhibited by Rangan Charolais. Sired by Tambo River Nevada this bull weighed 850kgs at 22 months.

Venturon Raise The Bar R1E (P): Senior & Grand Champion Bull exhibited by Venturon Livestock

Winchester Daisy Duke N16E (P): Senior & Grand Champion Female, Supreme Charolais Exhibit and Interbreed Champion Female exhibited by G & K O’Brien

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