Show season is here again! 2010 has been very successful, especially for our boys, taking Champion ribbons at three shows in a week – Ridgelands, Rockhampton and Yeppoon. The Three Amigos are now for sale as they need to make their own way as future stud bulls.
We would like to thank the students from St Brendan’s College, Rockhampton State High School and Rockhampton Grammar School for showing our cattle at various shows with such enthusiasm and expertise. All these young people were hardworking, helpful, polite and a credit to their schools and parents. We could not have had such success without their assistance and we applaud them as the future of the industry.Thanks to all of you!
Our trip to Finch Hatton Show was tiring but worthwhile. Cattle numbers were up on last year and the ring became a little crowded as some of the photos indicate. Quartz came second in her class with calf at foot. Timitch Hill were runners up in the Interbreed Breeders Group – you can see Dolly checking out some of the big red opposition! And in the final event of the day we won the Interbreed Sire’s Progeny with three Alex calves – Deluge, Debonaire and Dolly! So two broad ribbons and a trophy! Many thanks to Shannon for travelling with us and parading the cattle, and to Kaylee from Mackay State High for “subbing in” at a moments notice to parade in the groups.
Storm and some of his girls at Ridgelands
Lakota Rutherford, aged 8, took Timitch Hill Dolcetto, aka Dolly, in his very first junior handler class and won third place! He was competing against much older and more experienced handlers and was thrilled with his win. He then led her in the Grand Parade wearing his ribbon – congratulations!
Beef Australia was held in Rockhampton in May, the biggest cattle display in the southern hemisphere. It was a great event and the Lowline display site was busy and very informative. The competition was strong with 40 Lowlines. Timitch Hill took Mugga Adroit and her 8 month old bull calf, Timitch Hill Debonaire. While there she was scanned ( ultrasound) and found to be 7 months pregnant! We also exhibited Timitch Hill Deluge ( 2nd in his class) and Timitch Hill Dolcetto, expertly led by Ben Jamieson from RGS.We enjoyed the camaradarie of the Lowline shed and gained lots of useful information – a wonderful experience.
Rocky Show was held within 3 weeks of Beef Australia and required a combined effort of several paraders to get the cattle in the ring. We’d like to thank Maddison and Casey from RGS for showing in the stud classes and Mitch and Harry from SBC for leading in the Grand Parade and the Interbreed classes. They did a terrific job! Also thanks to Tim for being the OIC and leading the smallest heifer ( Dolly, Junior Champion Female)! Timitch Hill took out the Junior Champion Male, Reserve Senior Champion Female, Junior Champion Female and Champion Bull in the Lowline classes, as well as Sire’s Progeny and Breeders Group.
These three lovely new heifers have arrived safely from Burnt Creek Lowline Stud to join the breeding herd. A long and tiring journey but they are settling in well. Many thanks to John and Gail Arthur from Burnt Creek for maintaining the cattle in such good condition in the drought and for their great effort in helping deliver them.
Rob McKewen, Cawarral, purchased two of our heifers and unfortunately one needed treatment for pink eye (ointment applied in the eye twice a day). Speaking to him later he said “ I walked up to her and treated her in the paddock, and afterwards, found myself patting her absentmindedly on the neck saying “Good dog, good dog”.
Doug and Joy Smith from Mackay said “The reason we went with your cattle is not only are they well presented and healthy cattle, they are also quiet to handle which is a bonus. It’s great to be able to walk up to them anywhere in the paddock and handle them.”
Mick, one of the butchers at Knoxy’s Meats, Rockhampton said after processing one of the steers “I don’t need sharp knives to cut up your meat.”
Sue and Noel King from Emu Park, after sampling some of the Lowline cross beef stated “We only need forks to eat this steak, it’s so tender”.
Rocky Show 2008 and Mt Larcom Show 2008
At Rockhampton Show this year we were very pleased with the level of interest and visitors to our cattle. Timitch Hill Alexander won Best of Breed and Grand Champion Bull and Merowen Yalumba was judged Senior and Grand Champion Female. Alex stood up well against his larger rivals for the interbreed championship.
At Finch Hatton Show, Yalumba was judged Reserve Champion Female in the interbreed competition and again the interest from the public was amazing.
At Mt Larcom Show, two junior handlers showed our cattle, Shannon Goodwin and Jackson Newport, both of whom did an excellent job and their help was invaluable.