'Stylish' Pollyanna is best Belted Galloway

'Stylish' Pollyanna is best Belted Galloway

Royal Adelaide Show
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A "STYLISH and modern" senior heifer from Stephen and Robyn Vivian, Knockando, Cowirra, was the standout Belted Galloway in a small, but quality field of entries at the Royal Adelaide.

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A "STYLISH and modern" senior heifer from Stephen and Robyn Vivian, Knockando, Cowirra, was the standout Belted Galloway in a small, but quality field of entries at the Royal Adelaide.

Knockando Pollyanna, a 19-month-old heifer sired by Cairnsmore Fergus and out of Knockando Gracie, claimed both senior champion cow and grand champion female.

Regular Belted Galloway exhibitors with children Sam and Lilly, Stephen said the champion had some standout features.

"The senior heifer's biggest assets are its huge capacity and frame," he said.

"It also walks really well and has good feet and legs."

Stephen said they only had a handful of animal at their riverside property, using showing as a way to get their children involved in the industry.

"The Belted Galloways have been pretty quiet and easy to handle for the kids," he said.

Judge Paul Forman, Oakwood Limousins, Bundaberg, QLD, was impressed by both the grand champion and junior champion heifer, which was also awarded to the Vivians.

"The thing I appreciate about these heifers is their depth of foot and foot shape," he said.

"I like that in cattle. It keeps them off the ground away from germs and future breakdowns.

"I think they're really suited to a lot of Australia with the way they're built and their shape."

Mr Forman said the junior champion heifer - 12-month-old Knockando Poppy - was "well sprung through the rib and had a lot of femininity".

He said the senior cow just pipped the junior for style when it came to making the decision of gran champion.

"With that pretty head and extension through the neck it has a bit of extra length through its body than the junior heifer," he said.

"It also has great balance from the front flank to the rear flank through the bottom."

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