And there was more to come.
Dimity went back into the ring later in the day and was named Supreme Champion Angus by the judge Clarence Timperley.
Darfield-based Jenkins was thrilled with the win, saying support for the Canterbury A&P Association is the main reason for her taking part in the show. Her grandfather was show president in times gone by.
Winning the top Angus prize qualified Floridale Dimity to contest the sought-after Meat and Wool Cup for the outstanding all-breed cattle winner, later in the show.
Now a nine-year-old, she won the cup about four years ago. This year’s showdown would be a tough competition, Jenkins said.
Expert farmer and judge Timperley was impressed with Dimity from the start, describing her as a long cow with good loins and a nice walk.
Dimity was the biggest Angus cow on show, Jenkins saying afterwards she is a good doer with a larger than normal frame but good mobility as well.
“She’s always been successful.”
Dimity first calved as a two-year-old and has now had eight calves.
She was sired by Banquet Xplanation, whose own sire NZ-bred Hingaia 469 was very successful and famous for leaving an A$150,000 bull in Australia a few years ago.
Dimity’s size and constitution comes through her sire line but her mother was also an outstanding cow, Jenkins said.
The calf at foot this year also has a stud career ahead of him.