New show cat­tle for­mat a suc­cess

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS - David Charlesworth

ANEW for­mat and fa­cil­i­ties for the trade cat­tle sec­tion at the Brunswick Show saw more en­tries and $12,000 in prizes.

Trade cat­tle chief stew­ard Rod­ney Galati said the for­mat in­tro­duced this year was suc­cess­ful with six sec­tions, in­stead of 10, in ad­di­tion to the up­graded fa­cil­i­ties.

“I’ve had a lot of pos­i­tive feed­back about the qual­ity of the cat­tle and the for­mat,” he said.

This year also saw im­prove­ments from an an­i­mal wel­fare stand­point, Mr Galati said, with the new rub­ber mat­ting in the yards mean­ing cat­tle were much less stressed.

This year also saw a luncheon held be­fore the auc­tion for the spon­sors, buy­ers and those help­ing the show.

Mr Galati said the auc­tion was also very suc­cess­ful with 13 buy­ers putting in plenty of bids and prices ex­ceed­ing mar­ket value.

“The sell­ing ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions and current mar­ket value,” he said.

Hay­den Bal­lan­tyne’s speck­led park heifer was awarded the Cham­pion Year­ling and bought by Har­vey Beef for $4600.

Re­serve Cham­pion Year­ling went to a limousin cross steer from G and B Ben­dotti which was bought by Good­child Meats for $3000.

Cham­pion Vealer and Re­serve Cham­pion Vealer both went to limousin cross steers from the Mosca Fam­ily trust.

Mosca was named the most suc­cess­ful ex­hibitor and the Lucky Pur­chaser Prize went to Good­child Meats.

Mr Galati said he wanted to thank all the spon­sors that came on board this year to en­able the big­ger prizes and the new for­mat.

Pri­maries live­stock agent South West Lisa Ben­dotti, live­stock agent Wheat­belt Jay Macdon­ald, State live­stock man­ager Paul Ma­honey and live­stock agent north Rhys Heb­ber­man.

Ma­jor spon­sor Michael Patane and Brunswick Agri­cul­tural so­ci­ety vice pres­i­dent Mark Tal­bot.

Wayne and Evonne Mitchell, of Nar­rikup.

Land­mark live­stock man­ager Leon Giglia, Good­child Meats man­ag­ing di­rec­tor James Good­child, Western Meat­pack­ers cat­tle buyer Gre­gory Jomnes and trade cat­tle judge Alas­tair Mur­ray.

Pa­trick Reilly, of Boyup Brook, and Tex Pear­son, of Brunswick.

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