Issue 3
Monday, 30 April 2018
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Agriculture student Maddi Harley hoses down Mackie. Image: Katherine Times
Agriculture student Maddi Harley hoses down Mackie. Image: Katherine Times

National judges to view CDU’s best Brahmans

By Patrick Nelson

The finest cattle from Charles Darwin University’s Katherine Rural Campus Brahman Stud have arrived in Queensland for one of the world’s great beef cattle events next week.

Agriculture and Rural Operations Team Leader Alison Haines said this was the first time CDU cattle had competed at the triennial national beef expo in Rockhampton.

“We’ve sent 11 heifers and bulls, including two from Taminmin, to compete at an event that showcases the best beef cattle in Australia,” Ms Haines said. 

“Nine Agriculture students from the Pastoral Futures Program, who participated with our Show cattle teams last year, have been chosen to lead our cattle.

“They fly out to Queensland with support staff tomorrow.”  

Ms Haines said Katherine Rural Campus had bred and shown Brahman Stud cattle across the NT for more than 30 years, mostly within the NT Show circuit.

“After a successful show season last year the decision was made to make the trip to Rockhampton.”

Ms Haines said Katherine Rural Campus had teamed with the NT Department of Education and Taminmin College to make the trip to Rockhampton.

“Beef Week is Australia's biggest cattle event celebrating all facets of the beef industry. Being somewhat isolated in the North, it is an excellent opportunity to engage with the wider cattle and stud industry,” she said.