Cattle show has variety
Bovine beauties on parade will make their appearance at the Waroona Show with entries from across the State expected in the cattle section.
Cattle section head steward Pat Terpstra said last year six exhibitors entered with a total 50 to 60 cattle in the judging.
Mrs Terpstra said the exhibitors came down from Mundijong and up from the Great Southern region with a variety of breeds including short horns, charolais, dexters, murray greys, limousins and even specialised breeds like miniature herefords.
“It’s the first country show after the Royal Show,” she said. “We do have a variety of breeds.” Judging begins at 9am on Saturday and will be finished by lunchtime, Mrs Terpstra said, which gave visitors the opportunity to have a look at the cattle in their stalls and chat to the exhibitors.
“By lunchtime it’s finished, people can relax and go into the sheds,” she said.
“People can touch certain breeds, like the miniature herefords and talk to the exhibitors. “It’s a lovely laid back show.” Harris Thompson, of Boyup Brook, will be judging the competition this year after winning the National Young Judges competition in Queensland.
“I’m certainly hoping to have a good turnout this year and we have a great judge,” Mrs Terpstra said.
The Champion Beef group competition was also popular to watch with three cattle of any sex with the same breed being judged against other groups of different breeds.
Cattle are judged in their individual breeds before the champions of each of the breeds go head-to-head in competition.
The judge will look at the cattle for how structurally sound they are, their overall look, their feet, how they are handled and how they stand among other attributes.
Mrs Terpstra said the junior cattle handling section was always popular and played an important role in encouraging young participants in the competition.
Participants under 10 years old lead calves under six months old around the arena and there is another competition for handlers over 10.