Cold and wet weather didn't deter stud breef breeders from turning out to exhibit 170 entries in this years Toogoolawah Show.
In the tropical ring Lachlin Trustim from Weona Brangus at Casino NSW had the tough job of sorting out the winners from 75 entries. Rosehill Santa Gertrudis came through for grand champion tropical bull, which was awarded to Rosehill Norman 31, exhibited by John and Rosemaree McCarthy,Clifton. Grand champion female was awarded to the junior champion female Whitaker Miss Estelle, exhibited by Clint and Robin Whitaker, Whitaker Brahman Stud, Munduberra.
The British breeds ring was cleaned up by the Ruby Ridge Angus stud winning both grand champion bull, with Ruby Ridge Pablo, and cow with Ruby Ridge North, judged by Henry Sinnamon from Kulkyne Brangus,Jackson.
Grand champion small breeds bull was won by Lik Lik Notorious exhibited by the Schiller family and cow was taken out by Dakabin High School with Molly.
The European ring housed the supreme exhibits of the show with KBV Norbit exhibited by Martin Rowlands and Stephen Lean taking the grand champion European bull and Jen-Daview Limousins winning the grand champion European female with Jen-Daview Natasha. The section was judged by Mitch Franz, Darr Creek Santa Gertrudis Stud, Jandowae.
Meanwhile more than 70 young people competed in the prime cattle and stud beef cattle young judges on Friday night. In the prime cattle young judges under 15 years' category, Jack Williamson came first, followed by Matilda Salter in second and Hunter Haynes in third. In the 15 to 25 years section top spot went to Charlie Salter, with Chloe Plowman second and Shania Gough third.
For the stud beef young judges Matilda Salter won the under 15 years, with Jack Williamson second and Hunter Haynes third. In the 15 to 25 years, Shania Gough was first, Charlie Salter second and Georgia Graham third.
Champion parader was awarded to Amy Davenport, who beat out 100 young paraders for the accolade.
Toogoolawah Show also has a special award for the overall champion young person of the show, awarded to the competitor who performs the best over the prime, stud and handlers classes. This year's winner was Matilda Salter from Dalby State High School.
The led steer and heifer spectacular judging also took place under cloudy skies with 29 exhibits from five South East Queensland schools paraded before the judge over three classes.
Dalby State High School took out the award for champion school led steer or heifer with a Limousin cross steer called Frog weighing 524Kg. Judge Craig Price from Kilcoy Pastrol Company said the quality of the 29 steer exhibited in the three school classes was of a very high standard.
Mr Price then turned his experienced eye towards the 53 steer entered in the five open classes.
After choosing his five class winners, the overall champion open steer was awarded to Gambler, a Black Limousin steer weighing 716kg, exhibited by Travis Luscombe, Toowoomba.
"I would like to thank all the exhibitors, stewards and the judge Craig Price for attending the show today but most of all I would like to thank our sponsors, because without them we couldn't run such a successful competition and I look forward to their support for next years event," led steer chief steward Peter Heath said.