"A real sire in the making with balance, capacity and presence" has come away with the Macquarie Williams Trophy for the grand champion bull of the 62nd Shorthorn National Show and Sale at Dubbo on Tuesday.
Exhibited by Roger and Niaomi Evans of Nagol Park Shorthorns, Tamworth the rising 21-month-old bull Nagol Park Neon Q-Back Q125 won junior champion bull before overcoming stiff competition from the senior champion bull from AJM Shorthorns, Young and unled champion bull from Ronelle Park Shorthorns, Lyndhurst, for the top accolade.
Sired by Nagol Park Zeus Neon N101 and out of Nagol Park Ellies Romance L203, the grand bull was described as power and presence in a free-moving package by judge Ted Laurie of Knowla Livestock, Moppy.
Tipping the scales at 1056 kilograms he measured 135 square centimetres in the eye muscle area (EMA) and 40cm in the scrotal circumference with rump and rib fat 20 millimetres and 12mm.
Neon Q-Back Q125 was also a maternal sibling to Nagol Park YZ Romance N148 who was the supreme exhibit of The Land Beef Battle and the Five Star Online Show last year.
Nagol Park Shorthorns also were awarded the Lambell MacKinnon Trophy for the champion breeder's group of three bulls, a win which marked a first for the stud.
Senior champion bull was AJM Quarter Master Q103 exhibited by Ash and Jane Morris of AJM Shorthorns, Young.
Reserve senior bull was Polldale Quantum Q17 from the Williams family of Polldale Shorthorns, Dubbo, and the reserve junior bull was Wynyard Quarter Back Q11 exhibited by Peter Mills, Wynyard Shorthorns, Northwood, Vic.
For the first time, unled bulls were entered in the event with Ross and Janelle Johnstone's exhibit Ronelle Park Qudos Q48 rising to the top of the 14 head strong pen show.
The Johnstone's also received reserve champion unled bull with Ronelle Park Quovadis Q95.