CATTLE COMPETITION: Member for Callide Colin Boyce with Monto State High School students Will Myles, Sophie Mclaughlan and Kiralee Streeter.
CATTLE COMPETITION: Member for Callide Colin Boyce with Monto State High School students Will Myles, Sophie Mclaughlan and Kiralee Streeter. Felicity Ripper

Close call for cattle competition after dry summer

MOUNT Perry Show secretary Judy Fenn said the cattle competitions were on the rocks a month out from the show.

Dry conditions were affecting the animals and few had come forward with nominations.

"We didn't think we would get any cattle because of the drought conditions farmers have been experiencing,” Ms Fenn said.

"Showing cattle can knock them around a bit if things are dry.”

Luckily heavy rain in late March eased conditions and, despite stud cattle being down in numbers, the cattle show drew a crowd.

Prime cattle:

Champion Grain Assisted Steer- Smith Family

Champion Grain Assisted Female- Smith Family

Champion Grain assisted pen- Jeff Berrie

Champion Grassfed Steer- Gordon Brian

Chapion Grassfed Female- Gordon Brian

Champion Grassfed Pen- Arthur Dingle

Stud cattle:

Reserve Junior Champion female- Tread Stone Limousin- Oakwood Apple Jax

Junior Champion Female- Harriet Valley Savannah

Reserve Jnr Champion Bull- "Santana"- Peter Pan

Junior Champion Bull- Seymour Julian

Reserve Senior Champion Female- Seymour Sarah

Senior Champion female- Sonighal way

Reserve Senior Champion Bull- Seymour Jethro

Senior Champion Bull- Bony Vila Neville

Grand Champion Female- Sanianat Lucy

Grand Champion Bull- Seymour Julian

Champion Stud Beef Exhibit of show- Sanianat Lucy


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