COMMERCIAL CATTLE INCENTIVES

Now is the time to start drafting out any potential champions for this year’s commercial cattle section at the Taroom Show, to be held on May 2 and 3.

Commercial cattle committee member Melissa Hopkins said that even though the wonderful break in the season has only just arrived, producers should make an extra effort to present some prime and store cattle at this year’s show.

“This will help to showcase the renowned quality beef region that we all call home,” Mrs Hopkins said.

“There are a broad range of classes to cater for all livestock descriptions, and this year’s program will see in excess of $4000 in cash, product vouchers and trophy’s available for the winners.

“The committee is also pleased to announce several incentives for exhibitors. Firstly all cattle exhibits will be fed at no cost to the vendor. Secondly, Wes and Sue Presho from Utopia Transport have kindly offered to carry exhibits to and from the showgrounds for those without their own transport- conditions do apply,” Mrs Hopkins said.

In past years, committee members have often been approached by patrons indicating their willingness to provide cattle for this important part of the Taroom Show. The committee is hopeful that this year’s enticements- including an increased cash pool, cattle feed and cartage- will encourage previous and new entries into this section.

For more information, please contact stewards Randall Ziesemer on 0407 224 050 or Luke Hopkins on 0427 129 060.

Image: Sue Presho, Taroom, sponsor Lexy Walker from Allflex, Brisbane, (front) Wes Presho, Taroom, and judge George Pitkin at the 2014 show where the Presho family won the champion grass or crop fed pen. This year the Presho family are kindly donating transport to encourage exhibitors to enter the commercial cattle section.IMG_1460

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