Cattle entries close soon
BILL Gross is hoping for a major influx of entries for the Warwick Show Prime Cattle competition on April 9.
The prime cattle committee chairman said entries could come from as far away as Gympie, Chinchilla and Kingaroy.
“We expect strong entries from the Southern Downs and Granite Belt,” the prime cattle committee chairman said.
There is $1000 worth of prizes for the exhibitor of the champion vealer or yearling of the Warwick Show.
Mr Gross said the champion vealer or yearling would come from the four smaller classes.
“All cattle will be offered for sale at the show sale at 3pm on the Friday,” Mr Gross said.
“We expect the prices of the champions to be well up on current market rates.
“Once at a show sale, a wholesaler paid $6 per kilogram dressed for the champion vealer or yearling, almost three times the market value.”
The judge is Neil Goetch, of Kalbar, who wins a lot of led steer classes on the show circuit.
Cattle must be at the Warwick Saleyards at 3pm on April 8 for weighing at 6am on the Friday.
The cattle will be transported to the Warwick Showgrounds for the start of judging at 9am on April 9. Presentations at 2pm on the same day precede the sale.
Prime cattle entries, which close on Friday, can be made with the agents or the show office on 4661 9060. Sheep and lamb entries close tomorrow.
Classes: First four classes for cattle with no more than two permanent teeth.
Single steer, 465kg and over.
Pen of three steers, 465kg and over.
Single steer or heifer, 375-460kg.
Pen of three steers or heifers, 375-460kg.
Single vealer or yearling, 305-370kg.
Pen of three vealers or yearlings, 305-370kg.
Single vealer or yearling, up to 300kg.
Pen of three vealers or yearlings up to 300kg.
Single steer or heifer, maximum 460kg.
Single steer or heifer, 465kg and over. Last two classes are for feedlot cattle with minimum of 70 days.