Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

When Glory Is All about the Breeding. Newcombe Family Win Grand Champion Charbray Bull and Female for Second Year

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

When Glory Is All about the Breeding. Newcombe Family Win Grand Champion Charbray Bull and Female for Second Year

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Byline: TONI SOMES

IF you ask Goomburra cattlewoman Denise Newcombe the key to her family's success her answer is succinct: It's all in the genes.

Mrs Newcombe, along with her husband Rob and children Jayne and Myles, run what is rapidly becoming one of Australia's best known Charbray studs.

This month the Newcombes' clinched the coveted Grand Champion Charbray titles for both the bull and female categories at the Brisbane Ekka.

It is the second consecutive year the family has taken out the highly-sought after double title.

The win makes then one of the only Queensland studs to claim consecutive grand champion broad ribbons for both the bull and female sections.

Grand Champion Charbray female this year went to Newcombe's Bindi, the same cow that won the 2009 title at the Ekka.

While Newcombe's Campbell was named 2010 Grand Champion Charbray bull.

"We were thrilled with the results this year," Mrs Newcombe said.

"We have put a lot of work into breeding top quality cattle."

It is the seventh year the family have shown at the Royal National Show in Brisbane.

A move that initially coincided with their venture into the stud sector.

"We have been breeding Charbray cattle for about 20 years," she said.

"Initially we had a commercial herd, but seven years ago we ventured into the stud industry, because we believed there were advantages to producing seed stock for the beef sector.

"We could also see the benefits of focusing on specific genetics."

It is the not the first time the industrious family operation has made the national spotlight.

Last year they also sold two purebred Charbrays Co a bull and a calf Co for record Australian prices.

A calf out of this year's Grand Champion female Newcombe's Bindi and by renowned bull Newcombe's Bodman sold for a national sale topping price of $10,000 in 2009.

Meanwhile a full brother to this year's Grand Champion Charbray bull, Newcombe's Bodman also earned the family some time in the national limelight last year when he sold privately for a Charbray record of $25,000.

Both animals were bought by the Wilson family from Roma. …

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