Better season makes for a high standard
GRAND CHAMPION: Trevor and Felicity Rockemer and daughter Corinne with their array of trophies from the prime cattle judging at the Biggenden Show. THE grand Champion beast at the Biggenden Show was a two-tooth Charolais cross steer exhibited by Les and Felicity Rockemer of Gigoomgan Pastoral
JudgeWayne Davis congratulated all entrants on a fine exhibition of grass finished cattle.
“All champion cattle were of a high standard which is an indication for the season and the better breed cattle,” he said.
“Pens of five were the stand out class.”
Mr Davis said the champion beast had great muscle and fat cover as well as weight for its age.
The Rockemer family have been exhibiting cattle at Biggenden since the first prime cattle section in 1960.
Grand champion beast of the Biggenden Show was exhibited by Les and Felicity Rockemer's Gigomgam Pastoral at Brooweena.
Mr Rockemer said the only year he missed was last year when it was cancelled due to the drought.
“In those days we exhibited under Rockemer Bros,” he said.
“In 2002, I and two brothers formed our own studs.”
Mrs Rockemer said she was really happy as the wins were unexpected.
“There are beautiful cattle here at Biggenden,” she said.
“Primary production is the most important part of a show.”
Gigoomgan Pastoral will now head to Maryborough Show for its prime cattle judging.
Mr Rockemer said at Biggenden it takes more to win than at the Maryborough Show.
Steward Ashley Trigger thanked Burnett Livestock and Reality for the use of the facilities.
“We couldn’t have a show otherwise,” he said.