Enthusiastic young Allora cattleman, Mitchell Lollback, aged 21, claimed the double by winning both the 15 to 25 years young judge’s competition, as well as the young parader’s competition at the Toowoomba Royal Show.
This win automatically gives Mitchell a berth at the Darling Downs sub-chamber finals in both events to be held at Killarney in June. The winner of the sub-chamber final will them complete at state level at the Brisbane Exhibition in August.
In the paraders competition, judge Bart Bowen, Downs Downs, Meandarra said Mitchell certainly had a difficult animal to parade and it certainly tested his skills.
“He worked with his animal, and got him going very well, while at the same time maintaining his composure,” Mr Bowen said.
Mitchell then used his cattle knowledge to good use in the young judges competition impressing the judge with his overall placings and comments.
He previously won the young parader’s competition in the same age group at the Toowoomba Royal Show in 2015.
Mitchell registered his Yurangpa Park Charolais Stud in 2008 just after his 12th birthday.
With 30 registered cows on the books he mainly sell his bulls in the paddock.
He recently returned from New Zealand sourcing Charolais embroyo genetics from Brent and Anna Fisher’s Silverstream Stud, Christchurch.
Mitchell will return to Silverstream Stud in June where he will work for the Fisher’s for the week leading into their annual bull sale.
“It will be a great opportunity to spend time at Silverstream – the experience will be valuable to me,” Mitchell said.
For the past two years Mitchell has been the stud groom at Niora Santa Gertrudis Stud, owned by Robert Niora of Talgai Homestead, Allora.