THE 2018 Goldstein Park National Junior Limousin Show was a hit, with close to 90 competitors travelling from South Australia, Queensland and NSW to attend the event held at Coonabarabran from July 6 to 8.
Participants were educated in drafting, auctioneering, career prospects and supply chain facets with those in the senior division given a unique opportunity to travel to Chadwick Downs Cattle Company to look at their feedlot and artificial insemination centre.
Paul Forman from Oakwood Limousins, Bundaberg, Queensland, was the cattle judged who couldn’t go past 13-month-old Ruby Park Nelly, led by Nathan Hanson, as the junior champion and supreme exhibit.
Champion bred and owned went to Josh McLachlan with Triple Three HSJ Wattle N6. Erica Bayliss exhibited the champion bull, Back Creek Notabull, and the sire’s progeny group went to the team of three sired by RPY Payne’s Derby.
Rachel Relf took out grand champion parader after she was sashed senior champion by judge Annika Whale, Double A Cattle Company. Hot on her heels was the intermediate champion, Ryan Carpenter; junior champion, Caitlin Porter, and pee wee champion, Campbell Walsh.
Grand champion herdsman was awarded to Emily Shannon, Granview Limousins, by Bede McAlpin and Kate Johnston. Other division champions were; Nathan Hanson (senior), Rebecca Hatch (intermediate) and Caitlin Porter (junior).
Young-gun, Zara Gill, had a successful show, sashed as the champion pee wee herdsman and junior judge.
Judged by Jason Catts, Futurity Shorthorns, Baradine, the judging competition had junior division winner, Jack Whitty from JR Limousins, on top as grand champion. Intermediate champion was Erica Bayliss and senior champion was Alana Wade.
The Limousin Youth Auction raised $11,020 during the Alexander Downs annual dinner where all the major awards and scholarships were presented.
Patrick Rankmore received by International Travel Award; Michelle Fairall was awarded the ANZAC Exchange to New Zealand; and Lauren Moody received the Val Littleton award while the Jim Maxwell award went to Caitlin Porter.
Kate Loudon from Kloud Livestock and Photography, Dubbo, was the recipient of the 2018 Longreach Most Potential Breeder award, receiving a stud registered heifer from Carolyn Tooth, Longreach Limousins., Marulan.
Supported by Pelican Rise stud, a steer was donated to the students of St Paul’s College, Kempsey, who included Hugh Shannon, Emily Shannon and Liana Tyne.
The 2018 Limousin Youth Ambassadors were Victoria Lee and Phoebe Eckerman.
Outgoing president, Patrick Rankmore, thanks all the sponsors that made the weekend possible.
“Without their continued support of our program, a weekend like this would not be possible,” Mr Rankmore said.
“To the the committee for their dedication over the past 12-months to get to where we are today, thank you.
“I wish incoming president, Kate Loudon, and her team the best for the coming 12-months. They are a good group with a great leader, I look forward to what is going to happen in the next year.”