Bet­ter sea­son makes for a high stan­dard

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

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.

PHO­TOS: ERICA MURREE

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