Prime cattle judge Alistair Rayner of Tamworth said he enjoyed judging the section at the Tenterfield Show, appreciating the effort involved in bringing the cattle in for competition.
“From a show perspective it’s important to see the class grow,” he said.
“It’s a big part of the show.”
He credited the grand champion beast – a 13-month-old Brahman heifer owned by John Claydon of Springfield, Mingoola – of embodying the traits he really wanted to see. These include a good balance of carcase and the characteristics to contribute to a profitable herd.
A 25-year veteran of cattle breeding, John said he liked the breed for its versatility, doing ability and fertility in the harder country. He sells a lot of bulls into Burketown and has even hit the $25,000 mark at Rockhampton.