Will Gibson parades Foulden Hill McCoy at the Hereford
national show and sale. Photo by Natalie Campbell.
It may have been his debut at the Hereford national show
and sale - but young Middlemarch breeder Will Gibson made his
His bull Foulden Hill McCoy was third in the Honda
Motorcycles Impact Sires led class and went on to sell for
$9000 to Nelson Hereford stud Lake Station.
Mr Gibson (20), a third-year student at Lincoln University
studying agricultural commerce, also received the Hereford
Among the criteria for the award were the exhibitor's animal
handling skills, personal appearance, marketing and knowledge
of their animal, and how they presented their stalls.
Being a first-time exhibitor, Mr Gibson was pleased to get
his ''name out there'' and to sell his bull to another stud.
He described Foulden Hill McCoy as a ''clear standout'' from
a small herd. The bull paraded very well, had a great
softness of carcass and had ''quite a bit of power'' while
still a moderately framed animal.
Mr Gibson bought two heifers at the sale from the Clements'
family's Matapouri stud in Northland.