Royal Show Angus Champs and other Animals

Royal Show Angus Champs and other Animals

Carlos Ojea Rullan, from Argentina, speaks to the breeders during judging for the Angus championships at the Royal Show. Photo: Estelle Sinkins

Nottingham Road Angus Breeders do well at Royal Show

INTERNATIONAL judge, Carlos Ojea Rullan, was extremely impressed with the quality of Red and Black Angus cattle on show at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on Monday, May 29.

A guest of the KwaZulu-Natal Angus Club, Rullan, who comes from Argentina, has 10 years’ experience judging the breed around the world.  Speaking to the breeders, he said they could be proud of their animals and that he would love to take some of those he’d seen in the ring back to his Surangus Ranch in South America.

Nottingham Road-based Invermooi Stud did extremely well in the Royal Show competition, coming away with the title of Grand Champion Angus on Show for their Black Angus cow, Copelands Beef Miss CBC 08376, and the Reserve to the Grand Champion, a Red Angus (Black Mamba Foxy Lady 2DE). Miss CBC had earlier been named Senior Cow Champion.

The stud, owned by Paul Coetzee, also had the senior champion Angus bull on show, Epworth Magnificent.
Breeder and leading transplant surgeon, Dr Rob Kleinloog, of Netherwood Angus Stud in Nottingham Road, continued the Midlands success when his bull, Netherwood Zapper, was named the Reserve Grand Champion on show.

The Grand Champion and Junior Champion Bull was Waterval New Zaid, owned by the WAF Trust based in Clocolan in the Free State; and the Shanton Stud in the Dargle took home the prizes for Champion Heifer Calf for Shanton KHC 150022 and Champion Junior Female for Shanton KHC 140018.

The Grand Champion Angus was a Black Angus cow, Copelands Beef Miss CBC 08376, owned by the Invermooi Stud in Nottingham Road. With her are (from left) judge, Carlos Ojea Rullan, Angus Williamson from the KZN Angus Club, owner, Paul Coetzee, manager Chris Jankowich and handler, Minenhle Dlamini. Photo: Estelle Sinkins

The Reserve Grand Champion Angus cow was a Red Angus (Black Mamba Foxy Lady 2DE), owned by Invermooi Stud in Nottingham Road. With her are (from left) judge, Carlos Ojea Rullan, Angus Williamson from the KZN Angus Club, owner, Paul Coetzee, manager Chris Jankowich and handler, Philani Majola. Photo: Estelle Sinkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And other Royal Show subjects…
Lambs

These adorable twin Hampshire Down lambs were born at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday morning. Their mum is one of several sheep being shown by students at Cedara College of Agriculture at the Royal Show this year. Photo: Estelle Sinkins
Goats

Among the many displays at this year’s Royal Show is a stand run by the KwaZulu-Natal IVG Club, which is showcasing indigenous breeds of goats, including the Northern Speckled, Eastern Cape Xhosa, Kunene and Mbuzi breeds. Visitors to the Royal Showgrounds are invited to view the goats, including this nanny goat and her kid.  Pic:  Estelle Sinkins

Goats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about the African indigenous veld goats go to www.indigenousveldgoats.co.za or phone 072 372 9065 or 082 906 3275.