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Quality breeds impress judges

The Witness
31 May 2018
ESTELLE SINKINS


Cattle breeders from across the country show their class at Royal Show

Minimoo Talitha was named grand champion and junior champion at the Dexter championships, With her is owner Frank Hinze, and handler Musa Hadebe.
CATTLE breeders from across the country descended on Pietermaritzburg to show their animals at the Royal Show.
Among the winners were Damview Brahmans, based in Winterton, who bred DVB 1350 Damview Mr Rabbi, the senior and grand champion Red Brahman bull at this year’s show, and DVB 15222 Damview Mr Bafana, which was named junior and reserve grand champion Red Brahman.
Also showing their class were red Dexters, bred by Howick’s Minimoo Dexters.
Owner Frank Hinze was delighted with the success of his junior and grand champion cow, Minimoo Talitha, his reserve champion bull, Minimoo Crimson, and his senior champion cow, Minimoo Xena.
Other locals who did well included Ewald Köhne of Waldecke Herefords in Hermannsburg, whose Herefords took home the prizes for champion heifer calf, junior champion and reserve junior champion cow and reserve grand champion cow.
In the Sussex competition, Bulls Runs Sussex Stud in Himeville enjoyed success with a win in the bull 36-48 months category with Bull’s Run Everest, who was also named senior and breed champion.
Their younger bull, Huntersvlei Presto, was the winner in the 30-36 months category, and Huntersvlei Zoey took home the prize for reserve senior champion cow.
Competing in the Limousin championships were cattle from Stey Braes Farm in the Kamberg, near Mooi River, and Stoke Limousins from Mid-Illovo.
Both studs did well in the group competitions and for the Stey Braes team there was success in the bull calf division, where their young bull Beast was named reserve champion.
Competing in the Angus breed competition were Netherwood Angus and Invermooi Angus Stud, both from the Nottingham Road area and the Epworth Angus Stud near Mooi River.
Netherwood Jefa was named junior champion female with Netherwood Big Mama taking home the titles of senior and grand champion cow.
Netherwood had a one-two in the champion bull calf with Netherwood Zorba and Netherwood Victory sharing the owners.
The Epworth Stud, meanwhile, bred the junior champion and reserve junior champion bulls, Epworth Eddie and Epworth Wholelife. Eddie was also named grand champion Angus on show, with Epworth Wholelife the reserve champion.