Ekka op­por­tu­nity ex­cites Amy

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

AMY Birch, of Monto, will be one to watch at this year’s Bris­bane Ekka.

The 16-year-old rep­re­sented Eidsvold Show So­ci­ety at the Bur­nett Sub-cham­ber fi­nals to place first in Prime Cat­tle Young Judges and Stud Cat­tle Young Pa­raders, and will rep­re­sent Cen­tral Queens­land for Stud Cat­tle Young Judges af­ter qual­i­fy­ing at Mackay Show.

Amy, whose fam­ily owns Birch Drought­mas­ter Stud, was in­spired to com­pete by older sis­ter Sarah, a mem­ber of Monto State “be­cause I want to do well”, not be­cause she feared pub­lic speak­ing. High School Cat­tle Club.

Amy said the nerves in judg­ing cat­tle were

“I’m learn­ing what to look at, to know what to look for in our cat­tle and to dis­tin­guish be­tween them,” Amy said.

Her fa­ther, Dou­glas Birch, said each jus­ti­fi­ca­tion re­quired Amy “to elo­quently put across the el­e­ments each time”.

Over-judge Kim Bar­nett said Amy was the day’s top young pa­rader be­cause she de­vel­oped trust with her baulk­ing an­i­mal.

Amy was keen to do well at the Ekka: “It’s just crazy (to com­pete) for all three sec­tions of the Ekka”.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

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