THE contest was tight at this year’s 12th annual Landmark Cattle Bonanza with an outstanding line-up of entries from a wide array of breeds, but in the end it was a classy heifer from the Waterloo-based Little Meadows stud that was hard to surpass.
Despite presiding over many showring decisions in the past, judge Glen Waldron, Kindarra Charolais stud, Meandarra, Queensland, had his work cut out for him at the Brunswick Showgrounds last Saturday.
Each entry for the supreme title had numerous outstanding qualities, but it was the balance, femininity, muscling and structural correctness of the Little Meadows entry that entitled her the ribbon.
The rising 15-month-old, Little Meadows Edwina C4, was also awarded the title of champion senior heifer after placing in her earlier class for a heifer born between January 1, 2007 and January 13, 2007.
In what was a great showing for the Golding family, placing in reserve was a stable mate, Little Meadows Edwina C10, who was just a few days older than her counterpart.
Little Meadows Edwina C10 placed first in the class for a heifer born between February 1, 2007 and February 28, 2007.