South African genetics have helped Knockando Beef Cattle, Cowirra, to breed outstanding Brahman sires according to judge Matt Kirk, Carinya Brahman stud, Mundubbera, Qld, who sashed the stud’s bull grand champion.
The grand and senior champion bull was sashed to GTM Napoleon, Knockando Beef Cattle.
Sired by G Norman Mason (AI) (ET) (P) and out of Shawnee Miss 897, it weighed 820 kilograms.
The 34-month-old had a 112-square centimetre eye muscle area and eight-millimetre rib fat and 6mm rump fat.
Stud principal Stephan Vivian said GTM Napoleon’s size and capacity was what secured the title.
“We have just sold him and we think he will do great things for the stud he is going to,” he said.
“He is the kind of bull that will help bring better genetics into the southern part of the country. A lot of breeders in SA have to go to Queensland to get their bulls.”
Mr Kirk said “there is a lot to like about this bull, he’s got my approval.”
“It has good width thorough the back – that’s what a quality bull is,” he said.
Grand champion and senior champion female GTM Ruby Red Girl, was also sired by G Norman Mason and out of G Red Ruby (IVF) (H).
Mr Vivian said Ruby Red Girl was easy doing and brought width and capacity into the calves.