We have been showing at a Royal level since our first Royal Brisbane in 1999. Vitulus’ unique achievements, making them the only Ausline and Lowline stud to do so, including Grand Champion wins for Stud Stock, Commercial Steers both on the hoof and on the hook and in Branded Beef competitions.
At Brisbane in 2015 we won for the second time the High Point Achiever Award which is awarded to those exhibitors for all breeds who show both commercial and stud cattle. We have also won twice the Grand Champion Carcass of the Brisbane Show. Vitulus showed Champion Lightweight Carcass and Champion Heavyweight Carcass which has never before been achieved by any other exhibitor or breed before in the history of the Royal Brisbane Show. The Lightweight Carcass then went on to win the Grand Chmpion Title. We have also won Grand Champion Bull at Royal Brisbane show, 8 consecutive years in a row! A record; never before has this been achieved by any exhibitor of any breed at the Royal Brisbane Show and by any Lowline breeder anywhere in the world. It proves we are not breeding just ‘one off wonders’ but consistently breeding and showing Grand Champion animals.
Since its inception Vitulus has earned an enviable reputation in the show ring and in fact the caption on their stud sign says ” Never without a Ribbon” and that’s exactly how they intend to keep it. In their first major showing in 1999 at the Brisbane Royal Show they took out Senior & Grand Champion Cow, Senior & Grand Champion Bull as well as junior Champion Heifer.
Despite their modest size, there is nothing small about the strength of Ausline cattle in the Royal Showring. Judges’ comments convince Margo she is on the right track with Auslines as they develop into a new profitable, alternative beef breed for those with smaller acreages.
What we really need is low birth weight, fast early growth rate, and moderate mature weight. We need those cattle that shift the normal growth curve to fit this pattern and I have been looking for that type of animal in my selection today.
– Anthony Coates, Judge, Sydney Horden Trophy
Vitulus entered the Led Steer Arena in 2005. As stated in 2007 & 2008 at the Royal Brisbane Show we won Grand Champion Carcass. We have continued to win Champion Lightweight and Reserve Champion Lightweight Led steer with Ausline cross and have been placed consistently in the Carcass competition. These are steers that we have bred. We choose shows where the competition is big, broad and the benchmark is high, as we want to prove our cattle can perform in the commercial arena. Our steers have continually performed in the Meat Standards Australia Eating Quality Awards. This is the benchmark standard for high quality table beef. Our branded beef has also won a Silver Medal at the Royal Sydney Show.