No outdoing champion Native Teerz
A WORLD-first triple planking stunt by stud beef judges at the Gympie Show almost stole the limelight from the stud beef champion of champions interbreed winner yesterday.
But Oakwood Native Teerz showed such substance and presence she was hard to overshadow.
The 31-month-old polled black limousin cow owned by breeders Paul and Kelli Forman from Oakwood Limousins, Bundaberg, made it a clear winning streak, after clinching her fourth supreme sash in a row at the Gympie Show.
Mr Forman said Native Teerz had already claimed top honours at Kingaroy, Murgon and Pittsworth Shows this year.
“I’m stoked,” he said. “That’s four out of four. She’s a very modern shape – a mass-capacity type cow.”
Gunnedah judge Graham Finlay, one of a panel of three judges including Rockhampton’s Geoff Coombes and Taroom’s Matt Welsh, was impressed with the undefeated female, who displayed quality in spades as well as on the ground in the form of a superb four-month-old calf at foot.
“We went for the senior female,” Mr Finlay said, of the judges’ deliberation between the senior female and senior bull vying for overall interbreed champion.
“There’s not a lot between them. You have two very good senior animals.
“The females have an advantage, they can run around with a calf and say look at what I can do.”
Reserve champion of champions went to brahman bull Sha Ann Wise ’N’ Up, from David and Robyn Raymont’s Sha Ann stud at Traveston.
“Congratulations to the breeders of this bull,” Mr Finlay said.
“Job well done.”
“It was a pleasure to adjudicate over these cattle,” he added.
“It’s a credit to the Gympie Show Society and to the exhibitors.”
After the judges’ impromptu planking performance, stud beef commentator Warren Smith told the crowd the stud beef judges were the type of blokes “you had to take places twice – the second time to apologise”.
All the stud beef results next week in The Gympie Times.