STRONG junior interest in cattle handling was a highlight of an otherwise quiet Longreach Show cattle section a fortnight ago.
Thirty young people, from Longreach and Windorah as well as from Nudgee College and the Longreach Pastoral College, took part in junior parading and judging sections of the show.
Emily Robinson is the Seeney family’s nanny and guided five year old Chloe Seeney to a second placing in the younger age group of junior paraders before taking out the older age group and the right to represent the Central and North West sub-chamber in the state parading competition at the Ekka in August.
Judge Craig Turner said Emily had done everything right to set her animal up and present it for judging.
Craig had earlier selected Kenrol Wolverine, prepared by Nudgee College, as junior champion and grand champion bull and AgForce supreme exhibit.
The young Red Brahman bull won the judge’s nod ahead of Taroela Jetstream, the Braford entry who won the 16-month to 30-month bull class.
Kenrol Miss Tyesha, 14 months, gave the Brahman stud another feather in its cap when it won the junior champion heifer award and then went on to defeat fellow Red Brahman and senior champion female Chudley Almas for the grand champion female ribbon.
All eight cattle exhibited at Longreach had been given to Brisbane’s Nudgee College Cattle Club to prepare and show.
Kenrol/Nudgee also won the breeder’s group trophy, while Bill and Georgia Seeney’s young Angus heifer Betty won the led commercial cow or heifer prize.