20 Apr 2023

Truro’s Success Keeps Building

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After making the move to re-enter the show ring, after a long break, Scott and Pip Hann’s Truro Whiteface, Bellata, has hit the scene with a bang, ably assisted by daughters Matilda and Sophie.

Earlier in the year at Glen Innes Show Truro won many awards culminating in 1st and 2nd in the Interbreed Sweepstakes and winning the Interbreed Pair of Bulls. This was followed by Inverell Show, a Hereford feature, with 75 head being exhibited. Once again, they did very well and made their mark by winning not only Supreme Champion Hereford but also Supreme Animal of the show, with Truro Sherlock S188 (P).

They recently made to the trip to the Sydney Royal Easter Show with a team of 3 bulls and one heifer, with all of the exhibits bringing home ribbons. Truro Fantasia T029 (H) (by Yarram Lottery M089) was awarded a Highly Commended in her class.

In the Junior bull classes they had one exhibit and what a beauty he is! Truro Sherlock S188 (P) (by Yalgoo Peacemaker) impressed the judge, Mr Alistair Day from Allendale Herefords in Bordertown , South Australia, and won the 19 and not over 20 months class, with a weight of 896kgs and an EMA of 131 cm²- great data for a junior bull. Mr Day commented that the class of 11 junior bulls was a “super impressive class of bulls”. He admired the thickness and structure of Sherlock and also described him as “tidy through the sheath and testicles”. Sherlock then went on to win Junior Champion Bull, from the 5 junior classes. Truro’s excitement for the day was building !

Truro’s two senior bulls Truro Spartacus S135 (PP), sired by Churchhill Gunpowder 657D, and Truro Sahara S139 (P), sired by Yalgoo Peacemaker, were awarded 2nd and 3rd in the 20 to 24 months class of 16 bulls with Mr Day describing Spartacus as “a top sire”.

Sherlock went on to become Grand Champion Hereford Bull, accompanied by loud clapping and cheering, and was presented the broad ribbon. What a thrill ! Sherlock then went on to compete against the Grand Champion female and he was awarded the 2023 Supreme Champion Hereford Exhibit of the Show. Wow !!

What a day as Truro also won the Pair of Bulls and was second in the Breeder’s Group.

The following day Sherlock represented the Hereford breed in the Interbreed being selected in the top 5 lineup of bulls, by a panel of three judges.

Overall, Truro had a terrific showing in Sydney, the joy of winning only enhanced by special moments shared with friends and family and many people, from within the Hereford breed, but from many other breeds, being thrilled for Truro and their success.

The next plans for Truro are to head south to Wodonga for the Hereford National Show and Sale in May. They will show their two senior bulls – Spartacus and Sahara – who are then offered for sale.

Sherlock also has plans to fulfill with Taroom and Roma Shows in Queensland, following on to Brisbane Royal (Ekka) in August. Sherlock will then come home to be the feature bull in Truro’s Spring on-property sale on 28th August, along with 40 other young sires.

Truro Sherlock S188 (P) being led by Scott Hann, Michael Crowley CEO of
Herefords Australia, Pip Hann, Sophie Hann, Tilly Hann and judge Alistair

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