Brahmans dominate on show circuit
Success on the main stage
THIS year’s Whitaker Open Day, on August 22, comes hot on the heels of a successful Ekka showing for the Whitaker Stud’s brahman cattle.
Clint and Robyn Whitaker exhibited four head at this year’s Royal Queensland Show.
“We finished up with eight ribbons from the four head, including three reserve champions and winning the pair of brahman females,” Mrs Whitaker said.
“We were absolutely stoked with the result.”
TheWhitakers have shown their brahmans at many shows and exhibitions over the past few years.
Visitors to their open day, being held on their property at Mundubbera, will not only get to see their Ekka champions but also get an insight into their Beef Australia 2015 and Brahman Congress 2016 show prospects.
Whitaker Brahmans have been highly successful with progeny of their resident brahman breed Register of Renown sire.
They are now introducing stock into their show team by their own bred sires and open day attendees will be able to view progeny of the prolific show-winning bull Whitaker Mr Avo.
“Avo performed well for us on the show circuit, and now we’re really excited to see him proving himself through our paddock stock,” Mr Whitaker said.
Whitaker Brahmans is the home of Whitaker Maggie which has previously won the Australian Brahman Breeders Association Dam of the Year title over three consecutive years.
She has been inducted as a Register of Renown female in the same association’s studbook.
The Australian Brahman Breeders Association’s Register of Renown sire, Eureka Creek Marksman, also is owned by Whitaker Brahmans.
Whilst this bull will not be on display his progeny, including this year’s sale bulls, will be.
Apart from the show stock, open day patrons will get to view the stud’s brahman bulls heading for the Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale and get an insight into why the brahman breed is really the backbone of the Whitakers’ open day. The property is open from 9am–4pm.
Entry, morning tea and lunch is free and a variety of lucky gate prizes are up for grabs.
Signs will direct you from Mundubbera to the property at Burnett Park, 117 Gayndah-Mundubbera Rd.
WINNERS: Whitaker Brahman Stud stock on display at this year’s Toowoomba Royal Show
GOOD STOCK: Whitaker Miss Narla wins the Ekka 2014 reserve junior champion female
Whitaker Mr E'Vo wins the Ekka reserve junior champion male this year
Whitaker Holly Ekka 2014 Reserve Senior Champion Female
Sam Whitaker leads Whitaker Mr E'Vo, the grand champion exhibit of this year’s Gin Gin Show