Young competitors excel at Angus roundup
YOUNG beef cattle exhibitors from across the Northern Rivers had plenty of success at this year's Angus Youth National Roundup.
The event, held at Toowoomba, was attended by 170 young competitors who exhibited 170 head of cattle.
Over two days of competition, cattle classes included the judging of young bulls, steers, heifers and cows and calves, as well as parader competitions, junior judging competitions, herdsman competitions and special individual awards.
Craig and Renae Gapes, of Triple M Red Angus at Rukenvale, supported 14 young competitors. "We are very proud to be involved with such a wonderfully talented group of young beef cattle exhibitors," Craig said.
- James Wilson, of The Risk, paraded Triple M Hollywood, a 15-month-old bull, which placed fourth in a strong bull class of 14 head.
- Casino's Jane Dockrill placed fifth overall in the Senior Herdsman Event, a very strong and well-contested competition.
- Zoe Mackay, of Casino, placed fifth in the Intermediate Parader Competition and paraded Triple M Hotshot, a 14-month-old bull, which placed sixth in his bull class of 14.
- Heidi Nicholls, of Rukenvale, was awarded the Reserve Champion Sub-Intermediate Parader and paraded Triple M Empress, a 14-month-old heifer, which was judged first in her class.
- Heidi was also awarded the overall Reserve Champion Sub-Intermediate Herdsman, was the sole recipient of the EJ Angus Encouragement Award and was a part of the Champion Team of Roundup.
- Catherine Nicholls, of Rukenvale, came second in the Intermediate Parader competition and fourth overall in the Intermediate Herdsman competition.
- Catherine also paraded TP Lodi with her calf Jackpot, which were awarded the Champion Cow and Calf.
- Erica Bayliss, of Evans Head, paraded Triple M Morrojitti, which placed fourth in her heifer class, and Erica was a part of the Champion Team of Roundup.
- Caniaba's Monique Gapes paraded her own heifer Ruby Red Snoopy, winning the Champion Bred and Owned Heifer.
- Sophie Bulmer, of Kyogle, was fifth in the Sub-Intermediate Parader Competition and fourth overall in the Sub-Intermediate Herdsman Competition.
- Sophie paraded Triple M Whisper, which placed third in her Junior Heifer Class.
- Bethany Bayliss, of Evans Head, was fifth in the Junior Parader Competition and fifth overall in the Junior Herdsman Competition.