One of Queensland’s smaller Santa Gertrudis studs, BYAC has had the biggest win of its life, taking out the breed’s grand champion bull award in centre ring at Beef Australia on Wednesday.
Stud principal Cayb Schwerin, 28, was excited when BYAC Quarterback, his 32-month-old entry sired by Oakdale Gaffa, was announced as senior champion bull.
That turned to stunned disbelief when judge Scott Hann, Truro Whiteface Stud, Bellata NSW announced Quarterback as the grand champion.
“I’m pretty thrilled,” he said. “We’ve got 32 cows and just moved up to Monto from Clifton to expand so this will help that.”
The breed showed 96 entries and Santa Gertrudis Association CEO Chris Todd said the depth and quality of the showing was extremely pleasing,…