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Belmore Northern Dancer F103 X

Belmore Northern Dancer F103

     Circle M Mark’s Legend 9L X
Sire: Northern Legend 3N X
     Elite Butterfly 3G X

     Eionmor Ultra 8C X
Dam: Belmore Una Y29 X
     Belmore Chelsea V115 X

In a rare feat, a young heifer went all the way to become the supreme Shorthorn exhibit at the Royal Adelaide Show.  Judge and Simmental breeder Tom Baker, Furner, near Millicent, was captivated by his supreme exhibit Belmore Northern Dancer F103, which he described as a “unique package” of softness, depth and carcase capacity.  Dancer, a 15-month roan, was shown by Belmore Stud, Naracoorte.

“She is such a beautiful wedge-shaped female and such a balanced female that she was always looking good standing in any position.”

The title continues an illustrious show record for the heifer, which was previously the South Australian Junior Heifer Expo reserve champion, division two, in Adelaide in July, and Shorthorn junior female champion at National Beef at Bendigo, Victoria, in May.  It gave Belmore its first supreme exhibit in many years since it won the title with Belmore Washington.

Belmore stud principals Andy and Sally Withers had a dream day with other progeny of Canadian sire Northern Legend 3N a bull in which they own the Australian semen marketing rights.  They also claimed reserve junior championship with a heifer by the same sire.

Belmore also won the ribbon for a pair of heifers and the breeders’ group.

Stud principal Andy Withers said Legend was a trait leader in the United States for gestation length, and was siring good females and bulls, with 30 AI calves born at the stud in 2010 and another 22 in 2011.

“We want to keep a wonderful front-end in our cattle with a great set of shoulders to improve calving ease, but the bonus is the thickness he has been putting into the cattle,” Mr Withers said.

By Catherine Miller

Belmore Northorn Dancer F103

Dan & Jill Stephenson Jaimie & Praveen Chouhan
Jacqueline Box 1813
Box 165 Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
Okotoks, Alberta, Canada T1S 1B6
T1S 1A5 (403) 700-4112
(403) 938-4112 Email: jaimiediamond@gmail.com
Email: djstephenson1@gmail.com

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