The Taroom show has proven to be a major player in the cattle game today, showcasing their brand new cattle yards and selling ring, with a record number of entries and the biggest prize pool in Queensland.
With almost 260 entries in the prime and store cattle section, a record for the community show, and over $13,500 in prize money to be won, exhibitors were jumping at the chance to throw their hat in the ring, and push their cattle through it.
Across the grass or crop fed, grain fed and store cattle sections, numerous exhibitors won big but Dangarfield Santa Gertrudis proved superior by taking home champion exhibitor, after taking out numerous classes during the day.
Another big winner across the course of the day was Beaumont Grazing, winning both the champion female and champion pen with their outstanding Charbray cattle.
Judge Amy Bolton of Oakey Beef Exports provided terrific insight into her decisions on each class, enlightening the crowd on how the winning animals would fit into both the domestic and international markets.
After the competition had come to a close, the show also provided the perfect opportunity for the grand opening of the new cattle yards and selling ring, with local graziers Robert Adams and Nigel Onley speaking about the history of the prime and store sections at the Taroom show, and the importance of carrying on the prestigious reputation of the section into the future.
The stud section was also hugely popular, with exhibitors travelling from afar to enter the Bos Indicus and Bos Taurus in the hopes of dipping into the $13,500 prize pool.
The highly anticipated Super Bull Challenge will occur later tonight, along with the announcement of champion interbreed bull.
The judges have narrowed it down to two mighty specimens, winner of the Bos Taurus section Elite Quittin Time, of Elite Cattle Co, Meandarra, and Bos Indicus winner, Whittaker Mr Cruiser, Whittaker Brahmans, Mundubbera.
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