A local team has impressed at the Goldstein Park National Junior Limousin Show in Coonabarrabran.
A team of five representing Mount Pleasant Limousins at Bedgerabong joined close to 90 competitors from South Australia, Queensland and NSW for the annual youth show.
It was a huge three days of competition and education for the young team of Jack, Harry and Tom Whitty, Ryan Browne and Rhys Glasson.
“The boys worked extremely hard, helping not only each other but other competitors as well,” coordinator Sherie Whitty said.
“I was complimented on my team of five young men, a judge said to me if there was an award for Best Team your boys of Mount Pleasant would have won it.”
The boys presented their heifers immaculately for show and brought home a number of ribbons.
Jack was named Champion Junior Judge for his age division, and was later announced Grand Champion Junior Judge of the Show.
His heifer Longreach Mary Poppins was named Reserve Champion Senior Heifer after winning her class, and a judging panel named Jack runner up for Longreach Most Potential Breeder Award.
He also picked up second in Junior Paraders and third in Herdsman.
Tom placed fourth in Junior Paraders, third in Junior Judging and fourth in Herdsman. His heifer JR Nicole (owned and bred by his older brother Jack) placed fourth in her class.
Harry placed second in Junior Paraders.
Rhys placed fifth in Junior Judging and Junior Paraders. His heifer Mt Pleasant Good Nightshade placed fourth in her class.
Although Ryan didn’t place in his large age group, he was praised on his hard work, and enthusiasm in the careers class.
Youth shows are run by a Youth Committee for competitors aged seven to 25. This one is a favourite for the Mount Pleasant team as they catch up with friends they only see once a year.
Senior competitors are ‘buddied’ with a PeeWee competitor and will help, teach and encourage their new little buddy.
Jack Whitty prepared his newly purchased heifer Longreach Mary Poppins while the other boys prepared Mt Pleasant heifers from the Forbes district stud.
Mrs Whitty said a big thank you to the senior competitors as well as fellow breeders who took the time to show the boys how to clip and offer them some show day presentation tips.