‘Big goof­ball’ in pad­dock

Central and North Burnett Times - - 2015 GAYNDAH SHOW - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

TUR­TLE has gained an af­fec­tion­ate place in the hearts of han­dler Mad­die Low and owner San­dra Ver­don­schott.

At the Gayn­dah Show, Mad­die de­scribed Tur­tle, a 13-month-old speck­led park steer, as “a big goof­ball”.

“He’s just ca­sual, the big­gest dag in the pad­dock,” Ms Ver­don­schott added.

“We’ve only just started with speck­led park – we’ve three here to­day and three breed­ers at home.

“They’re bred mainly for meat – and are sec­ond to none.

“When you eat the beef on Emi­rates flights, you’re eat­ing speck­led park.”

Mad­die, who would win ju­nior stud pa­rader later in the day, said she had been show­ing the Ver­don­schotts’ cat­tle for three years.

“The cat­tle have all got a dif­fer­ent at­ti­tude,” she said.

“You’ve got to get in the field with them and connect with them.”

Mad­die Low The cat­tle have all got a dif­fer­ent at­ti­tude.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

ON SHOW: Tur­tle, a speck­led park steer, shows off with han­dler Mad­die Low.

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