After a successful Anniversary Feature Breed Show in Canberra, Meta Park and Preston Rise studs returned to WA to prepare for Perth Royal, Western Australia’s premier Agricultural Show. The show had particular significance for Maureen Giglia, who this year celebrates 40 years of continuous showing of cattle.
The Perth show delivered great results for the breeders in both stud and hoof and hook classes.
Class 322 1/1/15 to 31/3/15
1st Meta Park Lexy Pot
Class 360 heifer 01/04/15 to 30/6/15
1st Meta Park Lady Kat
2nd Preston Rise Lucy
3rd Preston Rise Leanne
Junior Champion Heifer
Meta Park Lexy Pot
Senior Champion Female
Meta Park Heidi
Grand Champion Bull
1st Preston Rise Lycettjax
2nd Meta Park Langton
3rd Preston Rise Longfella
Preston Rise Lycettjax went on to win Specialty Interbreed Supreme Champion Bull
The Hoof and Hook competition that followed the stud classes saw a number of Square Meaters steers presented in group and individual classes.
Meta Park, Kelmscott High School and Preston Rise combined to present animals in the group of three steers. The team secured 2nd place on the hoof and followed up with 2nd on the hook. This enabled Square Meaters to achieve an overall 2nd place in the RP Millner Trophy – a great result for the breed. (First place went to the Limousin team)
The steers achieved individual scores of 94.29, 87.06 and 84.06.
In the hook section of the competition Preston Rise Lou was awarded Grand Champion with a score of 94.29. This result is a great tribute to the breeding and preparation efforts of Doug and Erin Wilcock. The breed has also gained significant recognition following the publication of show results.
Preston Rise Lou also won Highest Points Owner Breed Steer and Champion Light Weight.