Charolais genetics performed strongly over the many commercial based competitions at the Brisbane Ekka. In the Paddock to Palate competition Class 37, (70 day feed) Palgrove Pastoral Co placed first with purebred Charolais steers, Riverglen Pastoral placed third with Charolais cross and J & E Drynan placed seventh. J & E Drynan exhibited this sections grand champion carcass and Palgrove Pastoral Co exhibited the Reserve Champion carcass. Darr Creek Pastoral won the Coles Supermarket Pen of Three Champion Carcass with a Charolais cross.
In the Prime Cattle section RB & & VA Budd & Willoise Grazing Co won the Single Steer 380 to 450kg and the Champion Pen of Three Steers. N & E Cook won the Champion Pen of Six steers as well as Overall Champion Pen.
In the Led Steer competition the Nicholl’s Family won the Medium Weight Champion Steer on the Hoof and Travis Worth won the Medium Weight Champion Carcass. This steer was also part of the purebred Charolais Ken McDonald team that won the shield. The Charolais team won both the hoof and hook sections of this prestigious award.
Feature Image: Margaret Ferguson seen with Ken McDonald Team, Travis Worth (This steer was Mediumweight Champion Carcass, Tayla Miller and Mitch Franz.