Show­ing they have what it takes

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE -

CHAM­PION breed­ers Elvis Poin­ton and Adam Hatton know first hand how chal­leng­ing rais­ing cat­tle can be.

At the 2017 Eidsvold Show, they proved they had risen to the chal­lenges.

Mr Hatton won the Slater Memo­rial Shield for the most suc­cess­ful ex­hibitor and Mr Poin­ton won for Cham­pion Grass Fed Fe­male.

A Santa Gertrudis breeder, Mr Hatton said the was a way of pro­mot­ing cat­tle.

“We breed bulls and we sell stud cat­tle so it’s a way of stand­ing up against other peo­ple’s cat­tle,” he said.

“The main ob­jec­tive is to breed bulls for sale, it’s not an easy job as you have to have the cor­rect tem­per­a­ment and a lot of time and money.

“I’ve been breed­ing cat­tle since I left school, it’s a lot of fun.”

The Hatton fam­ily has bred Santa Gertrudis for the past 45 years.

PHOTO: PHILIPPE COQUERAND

WIN­NERS: Elvis Poin­ton and Adam Hatton ex­hibit­ing their cham­pion cat­tle.

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