BEST OF BEST ARE HON­OURED

Top qual­ity ex­hibitors proud to take home rib­bons

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIVESTOCK -

YOU MIGHT need to scrub up a bit, but it’s worth the ef­fort, ad­vises south­ern Queens­land wool grower Jim Mitchell on the mer­its of mak­ing it to the Syd­ney Royal Show this Easter.

The Gran­ite Belt sheep­man has been a stew­ard in the wool pavil­ion at Syd­ney for the past few years.

He said on aver­age there were around 350 fleeces en­tered in the Easter event, with at least 50 from his home coun­try in south-east Queens­land.

“It’s the place to come if you want to see top qual­ity agri­cul­tural ex­hibits,” Mr Mitchell said.

While the fleeces were be­ing judged as the Ru­ral Weekly went to print, other ru­ral classes had been de­cided.

BEEF: This year the cov­eted 2014 Urquart Tro­phy for the Supreme Beef Ex­hibit was won by My­ers Lady Luck, a limousin cow ex­hib­ited by Scott My­ers and Samantha Beres­ford, of My­ers Li­mousins at Moss Vale.

It is the first time a limousin has taken out the ti­tle. My­ers Lady Luck won se­nior and grand cham­pion limousin ti­tles be­fore tak­ing out the supreme.

YOUNG AUC­TION­EER: Tam­worth live­stock auc­tion­eer Chris Gooch, of Ray White Garvin and Cousens, has been named the 2014 NSW Young Auc­tion­eer of the Year.

PA­RADERS: A young stockman from north-west Queens­land has claimed the pres­ti­gious 2014 open beef pa­rader ti­tle.

Damon McCoy di­vides his time be­tween his fam­ily’s Rain­scourt Sta­tion, Richmond and work­ing at his old school, Bris­bane’s Nudgee Boys Col­lege.

BRAH­MANS: Two Queens­land ex­hibitors dom­i­nated the win­ners’ cir­cle of the fea­ture breed at the show. Brett Nobbs, NCC Brah­mans, Nobbs Cat­tle Co, Duaringa, Queens­land, won three of the ma­jor broad rib­bons, tak­ing home the se­nior, grand and best ex­hibit bull with NCC Santora 2026, a ris­ing three-year-old-red bull weigh­ing in at 945 kilo­grams.

Olive Brah­mans, of Go­gango in Queens­land, won the se­nior and grand cham­pion fe­male, as well as re­serve ju­nior bull and sec­ond place in both the sires prog­eny and breed­ers group classes.

PHOTO: TONI SOMES

ROYAL RE­SPON­SI­BIL­ITY: Gran­ite Belt wool grower Jim Mitchell is a wool stew­ard at Syd­ney Royal Easter Show.

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