Royal Show Angus Champs and other Animals
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.
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