2018 Limousin National Show has Yanco breeder bring home a champion

A BLACK and polled heifer stamped with “donor potential’’ stormed through the classes to overpower the bulls for the title of supreme exhibit at the 2018 Limousin National Show.

Held at Wodonga on May 3, the National Show drew 32 vendors from four Australian states with 103 entries.

Over judge Donna Robson and associate judge Kate Loudon could not go past the heifer, Progress Midnight Dreams M14, for their supreme exhibit.

The Progress Keep Dreaming K11 daughter was exhibited by Yanco’s Peter Kylstra to junior and grand champion female, and supreme exhibit.

Out of Progress Noble Empress, the 19-month-old heifer was AIed to Wulf’s Xcelcior for a September calving. Mrs Robson admired the heifer for her extra length, capacity, width and dimension.

“She is super sound, long and a very complete package,’’ she said. “She will grow into an excellent cow and has donor potential written on her.’’

The sashing of the grand champion female turned into a shoot out between Progress entries with the senior champion female, Progress Keep the Magic K8, impressing the judge with her length, exceptional udder quality, and great job on her calf. Sired by Summit Noble Magic, the apricot polled, three-year-old cow had a seven-month-old heifer calf, Progress Legends Magic, and was AIed to Myers Master Court.

Mr Kylstra was happy with a win. “I have raised and managed 42 of her ancestors and can trace her pedigree back to the foundation cows bought in 1984,’’ he said. “It is rewarding to see what I have is still competitive.’’

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