Droughtmaster Futurity Show 2018

Droughtmaster cattle futurity show 2018 results


Studstock
Aa

UPDATES: A large crowd has gathered to see the best of Droughtmaster’s stud cattle breed compete for the title of Grand Champion Exhibit.

A large crowd has gathered to see the best of Droughtmaster’s stud cattle breed compete for the title of Grand Champion Exhibit.

Aa

Social media highlights

Related story: Faces of Droughtmaster Futurity 2018

All the details...

more social media...

more details...

First win...

Meet the judges

Mac and Gayle Shann were both born and bred with a love for cattle and horses, it in their blood.

Mac grew up on a remote cattle property “Myall Springs” two hours west of Collinsville in Northern Queensland.

Judges Mac and Gayle Shann.

Judges Mac and Gayle Shann.

The Burdekin Dam was constructed on their property, so despite losing some of their best cattle country, they now have the luxury of an abundance of water.

Gayle grew up on the headwaters of the Burdekin River, on a cattle property called “Valley of Lagoons” that looked as good as it sounded. It too is an isolated cattle station about two and a half hours west of Ingham.

Mac and Gayle Shann took over Cantaur Park and Lamont Stud in 2000, when they moved to the property. Cantaur Park is a 29,000 acre property with 12kms of frontage to the Suttor River. They are 100kms North of Moranbah and 160kms North East of Clermont in Central Queensland. They run Lamont Stud, named after Gayle’s grandfather Monty Atkinson who was the founder of the Droughtmaster breed. They also run a commercial herd of Droughtmasters, consisting of approx 1000 head of breeders in total. They sell close to 100 bulls a year though both an on property paddock bull sale day and the annual Monty Atkinson Genetics Sale (MAGS) in Charters Towers every November in conjunction with other family members. Mac and Gayle strive to achieve excellence in their herd by strategic selection of sires and rigorous culling. They put strong emphasis on temperament, fertility, confirmation, bone and weight for age. Mac & Gayle both love the Droughtmaster breed for all their ease of handling and wonderful beef traits, yet hardiness and adaptability and acceptance across a broad array of markets.

Droughtmaster Futurity 2018 stud cattle show is underway at Gatton Showgrounds.

Droughtmaster Futurity 2018 stud cattle show is underway at Gatton Showgrounds.

The story Droughtmaster Futurity Show 2018 first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

Aa

From the front page

Sponsored by