Temperament a winner
FIRST timer Neven Dingle – with his one and only prime cattle exhibit – took out the grand champion beast of the Biggenden Show.
Now retired to Hervey Bay, Mr Dingle keeps a few head on his daughter’s Brooweena property to maintain his lifelong interest in cattle.
Judging for the first time was Ken Schultz from Hillview Brahman Stud at Mt Larcom thoroughly enjoyed his day.
Mr Schultz said the quality at the show was a “bloody good mob of cattle.”
He said the grand champion beast had a temperament that made him stand out in a line of good bullocks.
“Many of us are still undertaking repairs after the floods but graziers have found the time to produce these quality cattle,” he said.
“They would hold their own at any show especially the cows.”
Chief steward Ashley Trigger thanked the vendors who had exhibited 123 head and paid tribute to the workers behind the scenes.
“It is good to have this experience,” he said.
“Our thanks also to Lance and Stephanie Whitaker for the use of their yards. They are second to none and we couldn’t hold this event without them.”
Cattle went directly to the meatworks at Teys Bros Beenleigh and Biggenden Meatworks.
Results: Not exceeding 240kg l/w: heifer, Joseph Curtis 1, L&F Rockemer 2; steer, L&F Rockemer 1, A&A Trigger 2. Not exceeding 350kg, heifer, Hopewell Grazing 1, T&S Rock- emer 2; steer, A&ATrigger Grazing 1, T&S Rockemer 2. Showing 0-2 teeth only, heifer, R&S Lohse 1, A&ATrigger Grazing 2. Steer showing milk teeth only, A&A Trigger Grazing 1 and 2. Steer showing 1-2 teeth only, A&A Trigger 1, D&M Proctor 2. Steer showing 3-4 teeth only, G&H Proctor 1, A&A Trigger Grazing 2. Steer showing 5-6 teeth only, Neven Dingle 1, C&G Rockemer 2. Pen of three bullocks showing no more than 6 permanent teeth, D&M Proctor 1, Malarga Grazing 2. Pen of 5 bullocks – two teeth and over, L&F Rockemer 1, D&M Proctor 2. Heifer showing no more than 6 permanent teeth, C&G Rockemer 1, Malarga Grazing 2. Single cow, 7 teeth and over, Malarga Grazing 1, L&F Rockemer 2.