The Canadian Simmental cattle society hosted their national finals at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto this weekend. Tasked with judging this prestigious competition was Irish Simmental breeder and judge Jennie Aherne. Her judging skills proved on point with her overall breed champion a two-year-old cow which also placed at the show the previous two years.

Securing the overall champion was the February 2017-born first calver Blackriver Ivanka 95E. Brought out by Paul and Jennifer Mastine of Mast R ranch, they made their nine-hour journey worthwhile by claiming the senior female, overall female and overall championship titles.