Venturon Livestock principal Harris Thompson could not wipe the smile off his face after claiming a back-to-back win at the Wagin Woolorama Cattle Exhibition. Last year, the Boyup Brook-based stud’s 13-month-old heifer Venturon Gayle Q11 was named the Supreme Exhibit of the cattle section, a title 51/2-year-old Charolais heifer Venturon Lets Elope claimed at this year’s event. “It’s awesome, it’s really good,” Mr Thompson said. “We just like a really sweet fronted female, we love a real long body, heaps of rib in them, I like plenty on top and a really good udder. We’re really happy with what she’s done.” Judge and Little Meadows Angus stud principal Tony Golding expressed his awe, calling the heifer “magnificent.” “I just love the angularity in her, there’s extreme capacity in this cow. Width and depth through her rib ... hip to pin magnificent and she’s doing a magnificent job on this heifer calf and it’s not milk, it’s her genetics passing through with the use of a bull and putting a stamp on a calf that’s better than herself. You can’t ask much more than that from a cow.” The win was made especially sweet off the back of 12 months where he was unable to show his cattle due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing the cancellation of agricultural events across the country. “She’s a female we originally had set for Sydney Royal but we’ve withdrawn just with the worry of border closures over there,” Mr Thompson said. “It’s really great that everyone’s come back and supported it after a year — this is our first show in 12 months. Our last show was here last year so it’s really good to get back.” But it was a close call between the Charolais heifer — who was led with her calf Venturon Lets Elope R66 and took out Champion Senior Female in the Euro Breeds — and Red Rock Red Angus’ heifer Red Rock Roxie. “She’s got that angularity, she’s got that beautiful shoulder, she’s got neck extension, she’s got depth of rib, she’s got depth of rear flank. She’s got length from hip to pin. Structurally, an outstanding animal, every time she stands, she just stands perfectly. My heart tells me the red heifer, but my head says the cow today.” Placing second in the supreme category was a surreal result for first-time exhibitor Rebecca Bantock, whose nine-month-old heifer Red Rock Roxie had already claimed Champion Junior Female in the British Breeds section. “It’s been fantastic, the morale and support between everyone and my helpers who have helped me throughout the day, I can’t thank them enough,” Ms Bantock said. “I’ll definitely be coming back — it’s a good show to come to and a great show to start the year off.” Southend stud principal and head steward Kurt Wise also left with champion junior bull, senior bull and senior female in the British Breeds and the Multibreed Champion Senior Bull with Southend Narssist. “You bring them along to give it your best shot and quite a few of them have come to the top so that’s good,” he said. “I was really impressed with how some of the cattle have come along and the new bloodlines.” WA College of Agriculture — Denmark’s Simmental stud Inlet Views’ bull Inlet Views Reality R9 was named Multibreed Champion Junior Bull.