CLEAN BEAST: Brian Wright, of Lawrence, washes down champion bull ‘Witchita’,before judging at the Grafton Show yesterday.
CLEAN BEAST: Brian Wright, of Lawrence, washes down champion bull ‘Witchita’,before judging at the Grafton Show yesterday. Debrah Novak

TLC for champion Witchita

HOW do you know when a bos indicus bull is happy?

I’m told, like all men, it’s when his tail is up!

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like having their back scrubbed or toes brushed and it appears prize-winning bull ‘Witchita’ loves the same sort of pampering.

At the Grafton Show yesterday he was just standing there lapping up all the special treatment after being crowned the supreme champion bos indicus mogul brahman bull at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and the Maclean Show.

Witchita’s handler is Brian Wright, of Lawrence.

Mr Wright has been working at the Taloumbi Mogul Stud for more than four years. He said Witchita loves being scrubbed.

“He loves just standing there and you can tell he loves the special treatment,” Mr Wright said.

“He gets washed down a couple of times before a show with a special cow shampoo and then I use a final bloom product that is like a hairspray.

“Witchita loves being brushed all over, even his toes and tail get the treatment.

“Witchita loves all the attention and certainly isn’t camera shy. If he didn’t like what we do to him he would be trying to get away or stamping his feet.”

The bull has just returned from Sydney after a stellar performance, knocking out all his rivals.



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