Glenbrook dominates in Illawarra judging

Adelaide Show: Glenbrook stud dominates Illawarra judging

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IT was all but a clean sweep of the broadribbons for Glenbrook, Murray Bridge, in the Illawarra judging.

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IT was all but a clean sweep of the broadribbons for Glenbrook, Murray Bridge, SA, in the Illawarra judging at the Adelaide Royal Show.

The family of Ian, Julie, Trent and Emily Mueller claimed the juvenile, intermediate, senior and reserve senior cows during the morning's judging.

The reserve intermediate and reserve juvenile champions, shown by Rupert Gazzolo, Jervois, SA, were also bred by the Muellers.

Ian, who's history with the Royal Adelaide Show stretches back to his grandparents on both sides, said this was among their more successful outings to the show.

"You can never dream about these sorts of days, or expect it, but you have to be in it to win it," he said.

"The cows have done all the right things since we've been here - they've ate and drank - and the team of helpers has prepared them magnificently.

"But there is also a bit of luck with it."

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Senior champion was awarded to eight-year-old Braelee BP Dairymaid, who was praised by judge John Green as a "deserving winner" that had "stood the test of time".

"It has lovely bones and an udder that looks like it's a pleasure to put cups on," he said.

Ian said Dairymaid, who was recently classified Excellent 92, was bought as a three-year-old after he admired it during a visit to the Kuhl family, Braelee, Mount Gambier, SA, to inspect progeny-tested AI daughters.

Reserve senior champion was five-year-old Glenbrook Belle 57, on its first outing at a show.

Ian said Belle had shown potential but he had waited until it was in the right form.

Intermediate champion was three-year-old Glenbrook Belle 63, praised by Mr Green for the height and width of its rear udder.

Juvenile champion went to Mueller's entry, the Qld-bred two-year-old Eacham Vale Cindy 45, admired by Mr Green for its "range, style and clean finish".

Reserve intermediate champion was 2.5-year-old Glenbrook Gracie 24 and reserve juvenile champion 18-month-old Glenbrook Tiddlewinks 28, both shown by Rupert Gazzolo.

ILLAWARRAS

Judge: John Green

Exhibitors: 12

Entries: 85

Senior champion: Braelee BP Dairymaid 2, IL&JA Mueller, Murray Bridge, SA

Intermediate champion: Glenbrook Belle 63, IL&JA Mueller

Juvenile champion: Eacham Vale Cindy, IL&JA Mueller

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