Capitalist trio prove sound investment

2019 Royal Adelaide Show: Pine Creek wins all breeds sires progeny in Angus day of domination


Royal Adelaide Show Beef Cattle
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Using semen from one of the Angus stars of the ABS catalogue paid off with the judges unanimously selecting three animals from Pine Creek stud, Cowra, NSW, as the champion interbreed sire's progeny group.

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CONSISTENT CATTLE: Greg Fuller, Ryan Morris and Phil McLauchlan with the interbreed sire's progeny group-winning Pine Creek trio being sashed by sponsor Rebecca Brooks, Bukartilla Beef, Kuitpo.

CONSISTENT CATTLE: Greg Fuller, Ryan Morris and Phil McLauchlan with the interbreed sire's progeny group-winning Pine Creek trio being sashed by sponsor Rebecca Brooks, Bukartilla Beef, Kuitpo.

Using semen from one of the Angus stars of the ABS catalogue paid off with the judges unanimously selecting three animals from Pine Creek stud, Cowra, NSW, as the champion interbreed sire's progeny group.

Exhibited by Greg Fuller and his daughter Christie, the trio were all sired by United States calving ease bull, LD Capitalist 316, and were some of the oldest progeny to be shown in Australia.

The winning team comprised the reserve junior champion bull PC Power Up P059 from the Angus feature show and two young heifers, PC Pandora P104 and PC Pandora P012, which both placed second in their classes.

All five interbreed judges put the Capitalist progeny in first place in the first of the interbreed classes, kicking off the day of domination for the Angus breed.

Reserve champion went to the Simmental trio from the Baker family's Woonallee stud, Furner, on 11 points.

Their MRL Missile progeny included the junior and grand champion heifer and supreme exhibit and reserve junior champion bull.

Tom Baker said it was nice to do well with one of their newest sires.

"The Angus showing was outstanding so to get close in any section was really good - they are only 11.5 months old and really thick, easy doing and really sound cattle," he said.

Pine Creek has been the most successful Angus exhibitor several times at Adelaide but this year they went one better, named most successful exhibitor across the entire beef section for the first time.

"Showing is how we promote our sale bulls and our females. It is what we have always done," Ms Fuller said.

This year there was a major shake up in the beef cattle program, with the interbreed moving from day three to the final day of the show.

RA&HS of SA beef cattle committee chairman David Copping said the change in program to enable the public to see cattle across the whole show had been largely well-received by exhibitors.

"In previous years there have been members of the public ask at the show office where are the cattle," he said.

"This year it was only Monday where we didn't have any cattle and we will look at what we do with this next year.

"There was less pressure on everyone having (judging) spread out too."

Another highlight was close to 150 people attending the led steer on-hook presentation and opportunity to present many more of the awards to the winners than previous years.

Mr Copping acknowledged there were 22 less schools exhibiting in the led steer competition, but was hopeful many would consider returning next year.

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