Thompson Brothers named JBS pen of six winners

Nanango's Thompson Brothers named JBS pen of six winners

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JBS pen of six and John Sullivan Memorial Shield winner Midge Thompson (centre), Mingara, Nanango, with Katrina Masters and Michael Sullivan, Riverglen Pastoral Company, Condamine.

JBS pen of six and John Sullivan Memorial Shield winner Midge Thompson (centre), Mingara, Nanango, with Katrina Masters and Michael Sullivan, Riverglen Pastoral Company, Condamine.

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The Thompson Brothers have their name on the JBS John Sullivan Memorial Shield after 12 years of trying.

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IT has taken almost a dozen years but the Thompson Brothers from Nanango finally have their name on the prestigious John Sullivan Memorial Shield.

The shield is awarded to the top pen of six pasture fed steers in the JBS Japan ox competition at the Royal Queensland Show.

"We've won the champion single carcase and the reserve champion single carcase a view times before but this is the one we've been after for a long time," Midge Thompson said.

Steve Groom, JBS, and Midge Thompson, Mingara, Nanango, with the soon to be engraved John Sullivan Memorial Shield.

Steve Groom, JBS, and Midge Thompson, Mingara, Nanango, with the soon to be engraved John Sullivan Memorial Shield.

The winning entry was Charolais/Limousin-cross steers that had been running on oats.

"We were lucky to do it. The oats were just about done," Mr Thompson said.

The Thompson Brothers' entry included the champion single JBS carcase.

The reserve champion single carcase was a Charolais from the Sullivan family, Riverglen Pastoral Company, Condamine.

Jim Hutchinson, Coles Supermarkets, with champion carcase and reserve champion carcase award winner Girlie Goody, Malakoff, Monto.

Jim Hutchinson, Coles Supermarkets, with champion carcase and reserve champion carcase award winner Girlie Goody, Malakoff, Monto.

In the Coles supermarket trade competition Girlie Goody, Malakoff, Monto, was celebrating, awarded broad ribbons for both the champion and reserve champion carcases.

The winning Limousin/Murray Grey-cross and reserve Limousin/Angus-cross heifers were prepared on a 100 days grain by the Taylor family from MK Cattle, Murgon.

The Taylors were also celebrating, winning the Coles Supermarkets perpetual trophy for their pen of three Limousin heifers.

Coles Supermarkets pen of three award winners Andrea Taylor and Kayleen Taylor, MK Cattle, Murgon, with Jim Hutchinson, Coles.

Coles Supermarkets pen of three award winners Andrea Taylor and Kayleen Taylor, MK Cattle, Murgon, with Jim Hutchinson, Coles.

The Woolworths carcase competition is set to return for the 2020 Ekka. The popular competition was postponed this year because of a change in processing arrangements.

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