Our local member is a true champion
PRIMARY producers made it tough for the judges of the Warwick Show and Rodeo Prime Lamb Hook competition at the weekend, with some of the best quality entries yet.
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg managed to wrangle together a few entries while home in Yelarbon from his city office and impressed judges with his submissions.
Mr Springborg took out the grand champion title for his pen of three carcases and was the runner-up in the grand champion single carcase.
Warwick producer Brett Shelley was awarded the coveted title of grand champion single lamb and Pratten producers James and Audrey Mead were the class runners-up.
Long-time judge Greg Carey said the quality of the competition continues to get better each year.
"These are outstanding entries and this is an outstanding competition," he said.
"A lot of these vendors are selling at the Warwick Saleyards week in and week out and are striving for the reputation where buyers say 'I want that producer's products'.
"These are vendors who strive to produce the best product for the industry and this has become an elite carcase competition."
See tomorrow's Bush Telegraph for more on the competition.