TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2016 /CNW/ - Angus cattle are certainly getting noticed at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The breed swept the Masterfeeds Supreme Beef Championship winning for both the female and bull.
Peter Frijters of Premier Livestock experienced a "three-peat" as his bull, Check Book, took home the banner in 2016. His females took home Masterfeeds Supreme Beef Championship banners in 2015 and 2014. The bull is jointly owned by Premier Livestock, Hasson Livestock, and Clearview Farms.
"It feels good," Frijters says of getting the Supreme banner. "The Royal is the climax of the year in terms of showing and it's also our [Angus] national show this year. It's prestigious to win here." He adds that winning adds value to the cattle and their progeny.
Silver Springs Princess shown by Sandy Reid took the banner as Supreme Beef Female. Owned by RK Cattle Company of Moorefield, ON, Silver Springs Princess earned a number of awards before taking Supreme Champion.
Both Check Book and Silver Springs Princess were named champions in the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society Challenge Cup.
Judge Ernie Wallace from Missouri was impressed by the caliber of the Angus cattle being shown.
"This is my first time judging in Canada and the quality is as good as what we see in the US," Wallace commented after the competition. "The class was super deep as far as quality goes. It was awesome!"
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show. This year, The 94th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 4-13, 2016, in at Exhibition Place in Toronto. For competition schedules, live webcasting, results and to purchase tickets, please visit www.royalfair.org.
Funding support for The Royal has been provided by the City of Toronto and the Government of Ontario.
SOURCE Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
For further information: Karen Poncelet, Marketing Communications and Community Relations Mgr, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, 39 Manitoba Drive, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3, Direct: 416-263-3411 Fax: 416-263-3488