TOP BEAST: The quality of cattle at the Gayndah Show was high in the eyes of judges.
TOP BEAST: The quality of cattle at the Gayndah Show was high in the eyes of judges. Adam McCleery

Record number of quality show cattle

GAYNDAH Show cattle judge David Harch came out of a ten year hiatus to judge a record number of cattle at the Gayndah Show and was impressed with what he encountered.

"It's always very good out here and the quality is very high,” Mr Harch said.

"The Burnett has a lot of established cattlemen which contributes to the quality.”

As a grazier himself Mr Harch said it sharpened his game when it came to both judging cattle and working the land.

"It always sharpens you up, judging keeps you sharp and that's a good thing for you,” Mr Harch said.

"I enjoy judging and I breed Brahman's too so whenever I am asked to judge I try and do it.”

Gayndah Show Society president and grazier Stuart Kirk said this year was a great one for the cattle.

"We had a record number this year, 150 head of cattle and all of them were really strong,” Mr Kirk said.

As president Mr Kirk could still enter cattle if he chose to.

"I could if I wanted to but I have enough on and the whole family is helping me out so who else could have done that for me,” Mr Kirk said.

It's hoped that next year will bring more success for Burnett graziers.


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