Maximum is top exhibit
Studs from Murgon hit the jackpot
HAVING to work on Saturday paid dividends for Craig Taylor at the Biggenden Show.
The MK Cattle Limousin Stud owner from Murgon would normally go to Blackbutt but had to work so decided to come to the Biggenden Show and exhibit his cattle for the first time.
His six-month-old bull called Maximum Energy was named champion bull and then supreme champion exhibit of the show.
Mr Taylor said he was glad he came.
“I didn’t expect this,” he said.
“We knew he had potential but still a little bit surprised with the win.
“This is only his second show, next stop is the Ekka.”
Judge Brent Evans of Jenda View Limousins at Kingaroy described Maximum Energy as truly phenomenal.
“He has his I’s dotted and T’s crossed,” he said.
Champion female was Midas Tanya owned by Chris Braithwaite from the MidasGlebieth Stud, also from Murgon.
Handler Amanda Weber said the two studs were just over the hill from each other.
“We are very excited with the win,” she said.
“Next port of call is also the Ekka.”
Five studs covering Gelbvieh, Blonde D’Aquataine, Limousin and Brahman made an impressive line-up in the arena for the breeders group.
The class was won by Bevan Glasgow’s Ruina Red Brahman stud from Chris Braithwaite’s Midas Gelbviehs and Aisthorpe Family’s Monal Gracing Co Meridan Blondes.
Mr Evans said the breeders group was one of his favourite classes.
“It shows where the breeders are going with their cattle,” he said.
“The clear winners here today are the Red Brahmans.”
An extra class in the led steers was made to accommodate all the school children.
Steward Robin Roberton said the prize money had been donated by the sponsors to give students an incentive to exhibit.
Junior paraders and judges from Monto, Isis District High, Riverside Christian College and Biggenden participated in various age groups.
SUPREME EXHIBIT: Craig Taylor, of MK Cattle Limousin Stud in Murgon, took out the Supreme Exhibit of the Biggenden Show with Maximum Energy.
Junior judge 15-25 years class won by Angus Stewart from Paris Stark (both from Riverside Christian College) and Luke Aisthorpe of Monto.
Heavyweight led steer won by Hayden Beresford, of Boompa.