THEY are one of the most successful Droughtmaster breeders in the state and have won hundreds of broad ribbons in the show ring but this year’s Royal Queensland Show was one of the most memorable for the Childs Family, Glenlands Droughtmasters, Bouldercombe .
The family won all but three of the ten champion ribbons on offer in the Droughtmaster ring on Thursday, judged by Renee Rutherford, Morinish, and Remy Streeter, Marlborough.
They also won the pair of bulls, breeder’s group and progeny stakes group.
The dominant performance was a fitting tribute to stud principal, Bruce Childs, who passed away in May aged 72.
His son, Jason Childs, said the family were “absolutely stoked” with their results.
“I think he was watching over us,” he said.
“It was great to do well for him.”
It was their 18-month-old junior champion female, Glenlands Vanetta, who went on to take out the grand champion female title over the senior champion cow and calf, Minlacowie Ursula 8416 owned by Cebella Droughtmasters.
Vanetta was also named junior champion female at the Droughtmaster feature show in Gympie earlier this year and the interbreed junior champion female as well.
They hope to exhibit her as a cow and calf unit at Beef Australia next year.
Their 22-month-old senior champion bull, Glenlands J Velocity, claimed the grand champion bull ribbon ahead of their own junior champion bull, Glenlands J Voltage.
Velocity weighed in at 918 kilograms with a P8/Rib Fat depth of 17/12mm and the biggest eye muscle area for the Droughtmaster bulls of 142 sq cm.
Jason said he would also head to Beef Australia next year.
“He is just hitting his straps,” he said.
Judge Renee Rutherford, Morinish, said both the junior and senior champion bulls were great representations of the Droughtmaster breed and were a very similar type and style, making their decision difficult.
“The senior bull is a bull that has got good bone to fleshing ratio, he has a good sheath (and) he is smooth over his hindquarter,” she said.
“You could pick and choose (between the two).”
There were a few ribbons that the Glenlands team didn’t manage to snap up.
Nindethana Impact from Nindethana Pastoral was named reserve junior champion bull while Sylvan Springs Midori, exhibited by the Pickering Family, took out the reserve junior champion female.
The senior champion female went to Minlacowie Ursula 8416 and her bull calf, exhibited and owned by, Shannon Lynes, Cebella Droughtmaster Stud.
There were a total of 62 Droughtmaster exhibits on show.