Shorthorn Jnr Heifer Show 2008
I originally started my stud in 2004, from the Erambie dispersal sale I purchased one cow and calf unit and the following year I took her around the shows and won some prizes.
In 2005 I purchased a heifer from the Dubbo national sale, her prefix was spring wood station. I showed her at the Sydney show and gained first place. This is what got me really keen and I have been showing at the National shorthorn heifer youth expo for the last few years. After being acknowledged I applied for the South Australian heifer show scholarship and the NSW Shorthorns offer and I was lucky enough to win it which was great.
I had the best time over there thanks to the NSW shorthorn youth branch. I learnt a lot and I was lucky enough to win reserve intimidate parade which was a very big highlight. Just recently I was elected on the Shorthorn youth club of Australia for a year and I was elected the NSW youth branch president. Now I am looking after my Chadwick shorthorn stud herd of 30 cows and mainly use sprys genetics for my sires.
Martin Beltrame (SA) - owns Red Creek Shorthorns, 23 years old, showing his own cattle regularly, has a good commercial focus I think, Reserve Senior Champion Handler at 2008 SA Junior Heifer Expo, has been vendor at Naracoorte Shorthorn bull sale
Ashley Rowe (SA) - owns Kentash Park Shorthorns, 23 years old, has had reasonable success with cattle he has bought and bred, won educational scholarship at SA Junior Heifer Expo in 2007, has been vendor at Naracoorte Shorthorn bull sale with this year being his 3rd year
Carla Wiese-Smith (NSW) - owns Killala Shorthorns (SA), 22 years old, small herd using a mix of genetics, has represented SA at National Parader’s Championships twice (twice state champ), won educational scholarship at SA Heifer Expo 2006, Senior and Grand Champion Parader at 2008 National Shorthorn Heifer Expo, 2009 NSW Shorthorns Youth Ambassador
Jake Taylor (Vic) - Comet Shorthorns, not sure on age (in school still), making his debut as exhibitor at the Naracoorte Shorthorn Bull sale this year, reasonable success around the show circuit, attended 2007 National Shorthorn Heifer expo on SA Shorthorn Youth scholarship
Claudia Nielsen (NSW) - Zinzan Shorthorns, not sure on age (early high school years), does well in parade competitions, exhibited Grand Champion Heifer at 2008 National Shorthorn Heifer Expo with a heifer she purchased at the Dubbo sale in June 2008
Chad Williamson (NSW) - owns Chadwick Shorthorns with his father, 18 years old, bought a fair few females in the last year or so, attended SA Heifer Expo last year on Shorthorn Scholarship and won Reserve Intermediate Handler
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