Caption Feature image: Judge Ted Laurie, Robin Yost, Harris, Anne and Andew Thompson with their Supreme Exhibit, Venturon Reminisce T54E (P)


An outstanding heifer in the judges’ eye was awarded the Supreme Charolais Exhibit at Perth Royal. Mr Ted Laurie from the highly successful Knowla Angus stud ran with Venturon Reminisce T54E (P) through to the final decision. Selecting the heifer in the Female 14 to 18 months class he commented “this is a clear winner, very complete, great feet and legs with tremendous capacity”. This heifer exhibited by Venturon Livestock was made grand champion female over the senior female also shown by Venturon. Reserve Junior champion heifer was Liberty Tralee Rose (P) exhibited by the Yost Family, Toodyay. This heifer won the 9 to 12 months class and is sired by multi trait leader, Liberty Just Ramblin Along (P). The judge commented on this heifer “she exhibits mid maturity with a beautiful front end and is very feminine.

In the Senior female classes Venturon Natural Beauty (P) won the Female over 33 months before being awarded Senior Champion Female. This large framed daughter of former Perth Champion, Venturon Keystone (P) paraded with a four month old heifer calf at foot. The judge commented she was a true working cow, very sound and feminine. For an older female she also had a good udder. Second in the class and Reserve Senior Champion Female was Liberty Red Cherokee R28E (P)(R/F). The judge commented this female was a more moderate maturity pattern and showed very functional traits. This female was sired by Kooyong Powerplay.

Liberty Charolais was successful in the bull classes with their young red factor, Liberty The Captain T119E (P)(R/F) taking the class 9 to 14 months before being awarded Junior and Grand champion bull. Sired by Palgrove Payday P499E. This bull has the same dam as the Reserve Junior Champion heifer. Parading at 676kg at 12 months impressing the judge. Mr Laurie commented “he has tremendous weight gain with a modern maturity pattern and good structure. He is excellent through the front end, good testicles and clean sheathed”. Second in this class and Reserve Junior bull was Liberty The Bartender T115E (P). This twelve-month-old calf was sired by WC Milestone 5223 (P). Another deep bodied bull this bull placed above Venturon Trust T237 (P) exhibited by Venturon Livestock.

Venturon Livestock from Boyup Brook won the Breeders Group of Three and later that day was awarded the Most Successful Exhibitor Award.

During judging, the Western Australian Region Patrons, Bernard and Pat Herrera, made their annual presentation to a member that has best promoted the Charolais breed. This year Youth Member, Amanda Cavenagh from 1AC Charolais and family Elgin Park stud was the recipient. A Charolais steer entered by Liberty Charolais later in the week was awarded the Reserve Champion Extra Heavyweight Carcase scoring 90 points. The Charolais breed had super success in the Interbreed classes. Venturon Livestock won the Group of Three Heifers bred and Exhibited by the owner. Venturon Reminisce T54E (P) won the Junior Interbreed Champion Heifer. Perth Royal had an inaugural Interbreed Pair where breed champions team up to represent their breed. Liberty The Captain T119E (P)(R/F) shown by the Yost Family and Venturon Reminisce T54E (P) exhibited by the Thompson Family won this award for the Charolais breed. This capped off a great Charolais breed display at Perth Royal this year.

Junior & Grand Champion Female and Supreme Charolais Exhibit, Venturon Reminisce T54E (P)

Liberty The Captain T119E (P)(R/F), Junior & Grand Champion Bull

Bernard and Pat Herrara present Amanda Cavenagh with the Patrons Award.

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