Billabong Mufasa is supreme again among Dexters

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Judge Jarvis Polglaze, Billabong stud co-principal Trish Cabassi and her son, Alex with the supreme Dexter exhibit, Billabong Mufasa.
Camera IconJudge Jarvis Polglaze, Billabong stud co-principal Trish Cabassi and her son, Alex with the supreme Dexter exhibit, Billabong Mufasa. Credit: Bob Garnant

Billabong Dexter bull Mufasa continued its domination of the show ring and was sashed supreme exhibit at The Dexter Group of WA State Breed Show at Kelmscott Agricultural Show.

On Saturday, judge Jarvis Polglaze, of Brookside Charolais stud, at Eaton, said if he could paint the bull white, he would put it to work over stud cows at home.

“The bull carries a huge eye muscle depth and he freely moves with his overall muscle pattern and tight sheath,” he said.

“This bull’s presence made easy my choice of the supreme exhibit over the grand champion female, Billabong Joop, which is structurally correct and well set up with a strong udder.”

The supreme decision was a feature of the overall show that included a contingent of 18 Dexter cattle from four studs.

With the recent addition of AI-sired first-drop sons and daughters of US bull SMD Ferl Certus, the purebred calf competition introduced the genetic potential of this world-renowned sire.

The grand champion calf, Billabong Quinston, a first-drop Certus son at just under 10 months, was showing its sire’s structural correctness and length with early growth to win its first title.

Mr Polglaze also admired the well-muscled Glenwarlock calf, sired by Certus and exhibited by the Cleghorn family, of Upper Swan.

The Cabassi family, of Billabong stud, at Oldbury, continued their strong showing this year, after taking out a swag of top awards at the Perth Royal Show.

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