Liberty Gota B Cute real show belle

Haidee VandenbergheCountryman

For almost 20 years Toodyay's Liberty Charolais stud has been bringing its perfectly preened cattle to the Perth Royal Show and this year the decision to bring four heifers and three bulls paid off.

Stud principals Kevin and Robin Yost, who had daughter Jessica on hand to help with the cattle, were awarded most successful exhibitor in Monday's Charolais competition, topping off a successful campaign for their young heifer Liberty Gota B Cute.

The 18-month-old heifer picked up junior champion female and hopes are pinned on the heifer doing just as well in today's beef interbreeds competition.

If the Yost family can pull off a win, it will be the sixth time they have picked up the interbreed broad sash, but as Kevin explained, it's not all about winning.

"We've exhibited cattle at the Sydney Royal but it's always nice to come to Perth," he said.

"It's just a great atmosphere.

"We come down for the social side of things as well, but it's also about showing your cattle off to other breeders and potential buyers.

"Over the years things have moved with the times and the shapes and sizes of the cattle have changed, but it's always a great social show."

See next week's Countryman for the Charolais results

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