STILL reeling from the news he had won the 10 Angus heifers competition, Stephen Beckwith couldn't believe his luck when the outstanding heifers quietly stepped off the truck to their new home at Beeramullah last week.
Mr Beckwith's entry was drawn from more than 10,000 entries received for the 10th anniversary of the Farm Weekly-WA Angus Breeders Win 10 Angus heifers competition.
In addition to winning the 10 quality Angus heifers bred by the Walker family, Coonac Angus, Wilga, Stephen and his wife Selga received a three-day trip for two to Sydney.
The trip included tickets to the Angus breed judging at this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Mr Beckwith said the heifers were exceptionally quiet, casually walking off the truck and settling straight away into their new surrounds.
"I sent the Walkers a message saying the heifers had arrived safe and well, were a pleasure to handle and a credit to them," he said.
Mr Beckwith said the heifers would be joined to a low birthweight yearling bull from his family in-law's Warringah Angus stud on June 15 to breed replacement heifers and bulls for the export market as they continue a 10-year transition to an Angus herd.
"Sometime in the next two years we expect to be 100 per cent Angus," he said.
"We were actually looking at buying in a good line of Angus heifers this year.
"I still can't believe it happened, they will be a great addition to our herd."
The Beckwiths will display the heifers during the Gingin heifer competition next month giving local producers the opportunity to see the heifers prior to joining.
And Mr Beckwith said he hoped to enter progeny from the heifers into the Gingin heifer competition next year and beyond.