Amos-Vale cattle in the winner's circle at prestigious show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show was a successful one for the Campion family.

The Amos-Vale Hereford stud owners ventured down to the prestigious event and did very well.

Young home-bred bulls Amos-Vale Falkland and Amos-Vale Fairfield were entered into the 18 to 19-month-old hereford classes and both received ribbons.

Falkland won the class, enabling him to proceed into the champion ring, while Fairfield took out third place.

In the champion class, Falkland was named the show's best junior hereford bull.

Amos-Vale owner Mark Campion was rapt to receive such an accolade at the prestigious event.

"It is an honour to get a ribbon in Sydney as it is regarded as the pinnacle of shows in Australian beef cattle," he said.

"To get first and third in a very competitive class was special but to get a broad ribbon for junior champion was a real achievement and something that we are very proud of.

"It was just great for the stud to get out and achieve that.

"It was only our second showing at Sydney so we are pretty stoked to have achieved it."

There was a strong showing of high quality hereford bulls on display but overall, the Campion-bred bull was crowned the best junior exhibit.

"The judge described him as 'an outstanding young hereford bull, that was very correct, a bull with plenty of meat and muscle and great hereford cosmetics,'" Mr Campion said.

"He said 'the hereford breed is in a good place if they can produce bulls of this calibre.'

"'He has a lot of potential to do good things for the hereford breed and the beef industry in general.'"

Not only did the Campions win with their cattle, son Matthew received a ribbon in the beef cattle junior judging state finals.

Matthew qualified to compete at Sydney after winning the regional junior judging event in Armidale earlier this year.

The challenge at Sydney was a tough one.

For 150 of the 200 point championships, competitors had to assess three groups of cattle, put them in a winning order and hope that it lined up with the judge's thoughts.

The top 12 competitors after the group judging stage were then challenged with picking one group of cattle and justify why they placed them in that order.

Matthew not only made it to the final round but his assessment of the group of cattle saw him earn the fourth place ribbon.

Even more impressively, Matthew hadn't judged cattle since he was 14-years-old and only re-took up the challenge this year.

Although he hadn't judged in five years, his involvement with the family stud operation gave him a good platform to have a keen eye and good knowledge for cattle.

Matthew was fairly happy with his fourth-placed finish but believes he could have done better.

"With the junior judging, it probably involved a little bit of luck because you have to get them in the same order as the judge and that is a pretty difficult thing because everybody has a different opinion," Mr Campion said.

"It is pretty hard to do that.

"Right back when he was 14, he made the regional final then and he came second in it so he was entitled to go to Sydney for the state final but he was too young, he had to be 15.

"He hasn't done judging since then until this year."

The Campions are planning to head back to Sydney for another shot at the ribbons next year but in the meantime they will turn their attention to their coming bull sale on July 25.

Both Falkland and Fairfield will be offered for sale along with 24 other bulls.