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Rockhampton cattleman can pick a good beast

SUPREME CHAMPION: Timbrel Mr L Dorado Manso, a 1066kg brahman bull, took out Interbreed Supreme Champion and Grand Champion Brahman Bull at the 2014 Rockhampton Show.
SUPREME CHAMPION: Timbrel Mr L Dorado Manso, a 1066kg brahman bull, took out Interbreed Supreme Champion and Grand Champion Brahman Bull at the 2014 Rockhampton Show. Rachael Conaghan

HIS eye for quality cattle was shared by his father and his grandfather, and it seems Terry Connor's son has also inherited the gift.

When it came to his 1066kg brahman stud bull, the Rockhampton Show judges also saw what Terry saw, awarding him Senior Champion and Supreme Champion Bull.

It was the first time the Timbrel Brahman Stud had won the supreme title.

His champion, Timbrel Mr L Dorado, is a 27-month-old bull sired by Roxborough with Denominator, with Wilangi Jessaro as the dam.

Terry grew up on commercial cattle properties, but stud farming was his passion.

His 809 ha block at Nine Mile, west of Rockhampton, runs 150 crossbred commercial cows and calves and about 60 stud brahmans. He currently agists another 200 ha as well.

Timbrel Mr L Dorado also won Reserve Senior Champion at Sydney's Royal Easter Show this year.

At the 2003 Biloela Show, Terry noticed a steer in the fat cattle section, approached the owner and ended up taking it to the Brisbane Ekka, where it won the grand champion steer title.

"The structure, the head on them - you can see everything about them at a young age."

Timbrel Mr L Dorado will head to the Ekka before coming up for sale at Brahman Week in Rockhampton in October.

Jambin's Les and Anne Marshall own half shares in the bull.

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