Nanci’s bulls were a standout at the Monto and District Show
PHOENIX was hand-picked by Nanci Wilson when he was a young boy.
"His mother was my show heifer two years ago, and I had my pick of the calves," she said.
"It's a big prep to get them to show and it starts when they are wieners."
Now aged 22 months, Phoenix was crowned Senior Champion Bull at the Monto and District Show.
"I focused on showing his natural muscle and carcass attributes," Nanci said.
"He's very wide; his biggest downfall is his height."
The 16-year-old was flat out at the weekend event as her family brought 10 Brahmans for display.
"I was the main person leading the cows, but luckily I had a behind the scenes team on standby helping," she said.
"Three of the Brahmans had to go back in to be judged further.
"The bulls have been pretty good, they can get pushy and moody but we have spent a lot of time together to get them quiet."
Aside from the success of Phoenix, another Brahman named Diplomat got the reserve champion.
Nanci is also a Monto State High School cattle club member and managed to finish with second in judging and third in paraders for her age group.
"In paraders, it's all about minimising their faults and showing to the best of their abilities," Nanci said.
Show-time is just getting underway for the Wilson family as they are preparing for next month's World Brahman Congress.
The international event will held in Rockhampton on May 16-21.
"It will be Australian Brahmans on show with people from across the world coming to look," Nanci said.
"We will be taking 10 Brahmans to it.
"It will be very prestigious with lots of events, gatherings and property tours."