Baby Ruby rises through top accolades

Baby Ruby rises through top accolades

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TOP EXHIBIT: Lilly Vivian holding grand champion female Knockando Baby Ruby with judge Paul Forman.

TOP EXHIBIT: Lilly Vivian holding grand champion female Knockando Baby Ruby with judge Paul Forman.

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Interstate judge Paul Forman, Bundaberg, commended the female line-up from Knockando Beef Cattle, Cowirra, in the Brahman judging at the Royal Adelaide Show for its evenness and suitability for the beef industry.

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Interstate judge Paul Forman, Bundaberg, commended the female line-up from Knockando Beef Cattle, Cowirra, in the Brahman judging at the Royal Adelaide Show for its evenness and suitability for the beef industry.

But it was sixteen-month-old Knockando Baby Ruby that was earlier sashed junior champion female, that caught the judges eye and was sashed grand champion female.

Sired by GTM Napoleon and out of GTM Ruby Red Girl, the grand champion followed in its dam's footsteps, who took out senior champion female at last year's Royal Adelaide Show.

Mr Forman said it was "easy to like" the young exhibit.

"That animal is on the right track and she has a lot of depth of body," he said.

"I like its skin type and presence of bone - she is perfect for the industry."

Mr Forman said Knockando Baby Ruby also carried a lot of thickness near the loin.

"She has a beautiful head and rib character too," he said.

Senior champion female was won by four-year-old Coliana Nina with Emmeline Vivian, Mannum, and Cassy Kylie, Mannum, holding her 3mo calf.

Senior champion female was won by four-year-old Coliana Nina with Emmeline Vivian, Mannum, and Cassy Kylie, Mannum, holding her 3mo calf.

Senior champion female was won by four-year-old Coliana Nina, that was sired by Rathlyn Dunlop and from C. Katrina.

Mr Forman said its body length and behaviour in the show ring was above of the rest.

"It is exciting because these animals give plenty of options for breeders to help produce animals for the commercial sector," he said.

Stud principal Stephen Vivian said it was bought from Coliana stud, Tenterfield, NSW, two years ago.

"We bought two cows to try and bring in some extra size capacity into the female herd," he said.

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