Royal Canberra Show gets underway with steer and jackpot classes

Judges Michelle Fairall, Sam Hunter and Tim Reid with the interbreed jackpot heifer, owners Shannon Lawlor and Eliza Babazogli and judges Tony Starr and Fiona Sanderson. Photo by The Land

By Lucy Kinbacher, The Land

Breeds of all shapes and sizes competed for a jackpot prize pool worth more than $1200 on the first day of the Royal Canberra Show.

Kurmond Simmental breeders Shannon Lawlor and Eliza Babazogli proved quality was better than quantity when their 18-month-old heifer, Ausbred Caribbean Peal, secured the $665 heifer jackpot title off the back of a interbreed reserve junior heifer champion win at the Melbourne Royal.

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