Brah­mans dom­i­nate on show cir­cuit

Suc­cess on the main stage

Central and North Burnett Times - - WHITAKER OPEN DAY -

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

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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

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