Hunter Valley and Gloucester district stud cattle exhibitors came home with some broad ribbons from last week's judging at the Queensland Royal National show the Ekka.
Judging day may have been pleasant but the trip home has proven a challenge for some with snow and ice affecting road in the New England and Gloucester tops.
Phylis Edwards, Gloucester, with grand champion Devon female Little Manning Miss Zena, exhibited by Graham and Brian Edwards, Little Manning Devon Stud, Gloucester, Janet Price, Notalot Devons, OConnor Catholic College, Armidale, Anthony Ball, Elders Stud Stock, Mackay, and Larissa Bilston, Farmalogic.
Ethan Edwards, Gloucester, Loma Wright, Benoak Devon Stud, Glencoe, Anthony Ball, Elders Stud Stock, Mackay, and Larissa Bilston, Farmalogic, with grand champion bull Little Manning Able shown by Little Manning Devon Stud, Gloucester.
Limousin: Grand champion Limousin bull Berdihold Playboy with handler Chloe Bailey, judge James McWilliam, Queensland Limousin Breeders president Peter Grant and Andrew Meara, Elders.
Murray Grey reserve Junior Champion Bull Rouchelle Primetime P120 Sire: Carlinga Linebacker exhibited Lyn and Paul Richards, McCullys Gap.