Chief steward, David McIvor, and committee chairman, Bill Gross, are expecting good numbers of entries in this year’s Hoof and Hook competition.
Chief steward, David McIvor, and committee chairman, Bill Gross, are expecting good numbers of entries in this year’s Hoof and Hook competition. Linda Mantova

Cattle producers busy themselves for prime competition

IT IS that time of year again, when local cattle producers and those further afield prepare their animals for one of the most prestigious carcase competitions in the country.

The 51st Warwick Show and Rodeo Society Prime Cattle Hoof and Hook competition will be held September 19-21, and entries are invited.

Hoof classes will be judged at the Warwick Saleyards at 8am on Thursday, September 19, and hook classes will be judged at the John Dee Abattoirs on Saturday, September 21.

Carcase viewing will take place at John Dee from 2.30pm.

Committee chairman Bill Gross said the competition had again attracted great prize money and valuable trophies.

He said the exhibitors of the champion heavyweight, domestic trade and crainfed carcase would each receive $750 cash, plus the winners of all hook classes would receive $500, while the hoof class winners would receive $200.

Entries for the hoof and hook competition close at 4pm on Friday, August 30, and schedules are available from the show office or your preferred agent.

Mr Gross said the committee thanked all trophy donors, including: The Coy family, David Cory, Warwick Watchmakers and Jewellers, John Dee Warwick Pty Ltd, Lyons Street Butchery, Warwick Livestock Selling Agents and Southern Downs Regional Council.

He said all winners would be presented with their trophies at the Warwick Credit Union Beef and Lamb Dinner held at the Douglas Feez Pavilion on Saturday, September 21.

Cost for the dinner will be $30 per adult, and a guest speaker will be announced closer to the date.

The dinner follows the success of last year's 50th anniversary celebration beef dinner, which was heralded by all as a fabulous night.

Tickets for the dinner must be bought by Monday, September 16.

For more details, visit: www.warwickshowandrodeo.com.au.

For tickets phone the Warwick Show and Rodeo Society office on 4661 9060.

Prize purse

  •  Champion Heavyweight, Trade and Grainfed carcase: $750
  •  Hook Classes, all winners: $500
  •  Hoof Classes, all winners: $200


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