First time exhibitor Matt Forman has taken home his first Beef Australia broadribbon thanks to Square Meater cow, Cluskers Nora L24.
Judge Ron Pullen, Wyoming Romagnolas, Tedlands, Koumala, described Cluskers Nora L24 as a wonderful example of the breed.
“I’m gobsmacked by the way these Square Meaters walk around; they don’t walk, they float,” he said.
Mr Pullen said everything was correct about Cluskers Nora L24 and that she had reared an “exemplary calf”.
The 33-month-old cow was bought by Matt Forman, Black Oak Square Meaters, Sunshine Coast, as a weaner.
“Her calf is five months old and she is back in calf again,” he said.
The grand champion bull title was awarded to 21-month-old sire Oakvale Man-o-man, who weighed 602kg and had an eye muscle area of 107 sq cm.
During judging, Mr Pullen said he was curious and decided to feel Oakvale Man-o-man’s pH site.
“When he walked around, you really can’t see his pins or anything, the coverage is just so smooth and even over the top,” he said.
“I was curious to see how he felt … he feels absolutely fantastic.
“It’s always great to see a bull that can just go on and on.”
Oakvale Man-o-man is owned by Gary and Heather Sewell, Oakvale Square Meaters, Wondai.
Mr Sewell said the bull had a moderate frame for within the Square Meater breed.
“He’s by a bull, Woolaringa Doug, who has sired us many grand champions,” he said.