A LIMOUSIN heifer beat off 86 other entrants to be sashed supreme exhibit in the led beef heifer category at this year's Cattle Bonanaza held at Brunswick on Saturday.
In what was described by judge Rob Hutchinson, Taminick, Victoria, as an excellent line-up of beef heifers, the elegant White Lakes Valid Persausion, exhibited by Pat, Paul and Michelle Williams, White Lakes stud, Toodyay, stood out on the day for her presence and conformity.
Judge Rob Hutchinson said there was four outstanding females vying for the supreme sash but at the end of the day he went with the Limousin heifer, which was earlier sashed junior champion heifer, because she had so much to offer the beef industry.
"She is maybe not the showiest heifer or prettiest heifer out here," he said.
"But she has got a great deal of thickness, a soft coat and soft skin.
"She has got solid feet and a lot of meat through the hindquarter.
"This heifer is not a masculine, hard female, she is a very elegant and very sound heifer."
Valid Persausion was nearly 25 months old and sired by White Lakes Sire Power and out of White Lakes Rich Girl. The next challenge will come for Valid Persausion at the Limousin National to be held in Wodonga in the first week of May. The Williams Family will show her and nine other heifers at Wodonga along with a young bull and five cows with seven calves at foot.
Reserve to the supreme exhibit in the junior champion heifer class was a Charolais heifer, Downunder Vervacious, exhibited by Rob and Lesley Millner, Downunder Charolais stud, Wooroloo.
Summit Dignity, a Gelbvieh heifer exhibited by the Pugh family, Summit Gelbvieh stud, Narrikup, was sashed senior champion heifer with Little Meadows Edwina V14, an Angus heifer exhibited by Tony and Karen Golding, Little Meadows stud, Waterloo, was sashed reserve senior champion.
In the judging for champion intermediate heifer it was a Charolais heifer, Downunder Voil, a 25 month old heifer, exhibited by Rob and Lesley Millner, Downunder Charolais stud, Wooroloo, that was sashed champion. Reserve champion to Voil was a Limousin heifer, White Lakes Vision, exhibited by Penny Terpstra, Heritage Limousin stud, Byford.
The biggest category of the day was the champion calf heifer class with 27 entries exhibited. The champion here was a Tarentaise heifer, Silton Park Vancouver, exhibited by Philip Thomson, Silton Park Tarentaise stud, Narrikup, with the reserve champion sash awarded to Downderry Vanessa, a Limousin heifer exhibited by Rex and Todd Hayes, Downderry Limousin stud, Narrogin.