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More ribbons for Katherine campus stud cattle

By Patrick Nelson

Vocational Education and Training in School student Charles Lander leads Iggy at the Katherine Show Vocational Education and Training in School student Charles Lander leads Iggy at the Katherine Show

Two standout Brahman cattle born at Katherine Rural Campus have added to their collection of ribbons, following favourable outcomes at Shows in Katherine and Darwin recently.

Rural College Ivan did particularly well, winning first place in the Bull 18 to 24 months category and Reserve Champion Junior Bull ribbon at Darwin Show.

A week earlier he had won the Bull 18-24 months category and Champion Junior Bull at the Katherine Show.

Farm and Stud Overseer Jess Beckhouse said Ivan, who picked up a variety of minor ribbons last year, was a fine looking bull with a good temperament.

“He has good structure and a nice head on him, so we were delighted when the judges gave him the nod,” Ms Beckhouse said.

She said the bull Iggy (18 to 24 months) picked up ribbons at both Shows, including the Reserve Champion Junior Bull prize in Katherine.

“Isabella (Heifer 18 to 24 months) also did us proud with a second placing at Darwin and a third in Katherine.

“Our younger cattle did well at Katherine with K9 (bull) and Kirsty (heifer) winning their categories, along with three ‘pen of 2’ prizes.”

Ms Beckhouse said the results were testimony to the high quality of stud cattle at Katherine Rural Campus.

“We took them to four Shows this year and against tough competition picked up prizes at all of them.

“I’m most grateful to my colleagues for their support in preparing, transporting and showing the herd.”

Results

Darwin:

Heifer 6 to 9 months: 2nd Rural College Kai; 3rd Rural College Kirsty
Heifer 18 to 24 months: 2nd Rural College Isabella, 4th Rural College Iris
Heifer 24 to 36 months: 2nd Rural College Heather
Bull 6 to 9 months: 3rd Rural College K9
Bull 18 to 24 months: 1st Rural College Ivan, 3rd Rural College Indigo, 4th Rural College Iggy
Reserve Champion Junior Bull: Rural College Ivan
Parader’s 19 years and over: 2nd Troy Johnson, 3rd Jessica Beckhouse

Katherine:

Heifer 6 to 9 months: 1st Rural College Kirsty, 2nd Rural College Kai
Heifer 18 to 24 months: 3rd Rural College Isabella, 4th Rural College Iris
Heifer 24 to 36 months: 3rd Rural College Heather
Bull 6 to 9 months: 1st Rural College K9
Bull 18 to 24 months: 1st Rural College Ivan, 2nd Rural College Iggy, 3rd Rural College Indigo
Champion Junior Bull: Rural College Ivan
Reserve Champion Junior Bull: Rural College Iggy
Progeny group: 2nd CDU
Breeders group: 2nd CDU
Pen of 2 heifers under 12 months: 1st CDU
Pen of 2 bulls under 12 months: 1st CDU
Overall Best Pen of Cattle: CDU Pen of 2 Bulls under 12 months
Parader’s under 12 years: 1st Sharlotte Johnson
Parader’s 17 years and overs: 2nd Kaitlin Webster