Boom Box wins Toogoolawah spectacular

Toogoolawah Show led steer/heifer competition results

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Toogoolawah Show’s 2017 Led Steer and Heifer Spectacular started under cloudy skies, but it wasn’t long before the sun was shining on the competition last Saturday.

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Champion Open Steer was Boom Box exhibited by Donny O’Dwyer from Roadvale and sashed by judge Jon Gaffney, Graneta Limousins, Bell.

Champion Open Steer was Boom Box exhibited by Donny O’Dwyer from Roadvale and sashed by judge Jon Gaffney, Graneta Limousins, Bell.

Toogoolawah Show’s 2017 Led Steer and Heifer Spectacular started under cloudy skies, but it wasn’t long before the sun was shining on the competition last Saturday.

The Led Steer and Heifer Spectacular is judged over eight classes with 101 exhibits competing for $5000 in prize money.

Reserve Champion Steer Cookie exhibited by Travis Luscombe, Toowoomba with Miss Showgirl Jessica Salotti and runner-up Miss Showgirl Ayla Nash.

Reserve Champion Steer Cookie exhibited by Travis Luscombe, Toowoomba with Miss Showgirl Jessica Salotti and runner-up Miss Showgirl Ayla Nash.

The three school classes consisted of forty-six entries from no less than seven schools with the winner of class one being Minx exhibited by Dalby State High School, class two won by Midnight exhibited by Crows Nest State High School and the winner of class three was Erastus exhibited by West Moreton Anglican College, who also went on to be 2017 Champion School Led Steer.

The judge, Jon Gaffney, Graneta Limousins then turned his eye towards the five open classes of fifty-five head. Winner of class four was a steer called Dyno exhibited by West Moreton Anglican College, class five won by Gambler exhibited by Travis Luscombe, class six won by Black Heart Bart, class seven won by Simon and class eight won by Boom Box exhibited by The O’Dwyer brothers who also went onto to take out the prize for 2017 Champion Open Led Steer with the second place getter from class eight Cookie exhibited by Travis Luscombe being sashed as Reserve Open Champion.

Champion School Steer Erastus exhibited by West Moreton Anglican College.

Champion School Steer Erastus exhibited by West Moreton Anglican College.

Led Steer and Heifer Spectacular chief steward Peter Heath said the number and quality of steers and heifers entered in this year competition was second to none and really challenged the judge on the day.

“I received many favorable comments from exhibitors and spectators who liked the job and the comments from judge Mr Gaffney,” he said. 

Led Steer and Heifer Spectacular organiser Peter Heath said he would like to thank the sponsors who helped make the event a great success.

“Without their generous support events like this just don’t happen,” Mr Heath said. 

“Our major sponsors are Komatsu Australia, gold sponsors are Westco Truck Sales in Toowoomba, Vanderfield at Gatton and Queensland Country Life plus silver sponsors Felco Manufacturing in Toowoomba and Black Truck Sales also in Toowoomba and I look forward to their support for next year’s Toogoolawah Show and invite anyone else that would like to be a sponsor of this great event.”

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