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Champion Bull Calf RSVP Nevada— Droughtmaster (@droughtmasterAU) March 2, 2018
Reserve Champion Bull Calf Oakmore Robroy
Meet the judges
Mac and Gayle Shann were both born and bred with a love for cattle and horses, it in their blood.
Mac grew up on a remote cattle property “Myall Springs” two hours west of Collinsville in Northern Queensland.
The Burdekin Dam was constructed on their property, so despite losing some of their best cattle country, they now have the luxury of an abundance of water.
Gayle grew up on the headwaters of the Burdekin River, on a cattle property called “Valley of Lagoons” that looked as good as it sounded. It too is an isolated cattle station about two and a half hours west of Ingham.
Mac and Gayle Shann took over Cantaur Park and Lamont Stud in 2000, when they moved to the property. Cantaur Park is a 29,000 acre property with 12kms of frontage to the Suttor River. They are 100kms North of Moranbah and 160kms North East of Clermont in Central Queensland. They run Lamont Stud, named after Gayle’s grandfather Monty Atkinson who was the founder of the Droughtmaster breed. They also run a commercial herd of Droughtmasters, consisting of approx 1000 head of breeders in total. They sell close to 100 bulls a year though both an on property paddock bull sale day and the annual Monty Atkinson Genetics Sale (MAGS) in Charters Towers every November in conjunction with other family members. Mac and Gayle strive to achieve excellence in their herd by strategic selection of sires and rigorous culling. They put strong emphasis on temperament, fertility, confirmation, bone and weight for age. Mac & Gayle both love the Droughtmaster breed for all their ease of handling and wonderful beef traits, yet hardiness and adaptability and acceptance across a broad array of markets.