Quality herd scoops pool
WHAT DO you get when you take 119 head of Santa Gertrudis stud cattle and a team of 30 people to the Brisbane Ekka?
Well for Clifton's Glenn Oaks Fitting Service, those figures resulted in triumph in six of the eight coveted broad ribbon classes at the 2012 RNA.
The locals won the junior champion heifer, reserve junior champion heifer, junior champion bull and reserve junior champion bull, as well as the reserve senior champion bull and reserve senior champion cow.
For Scott and Wendy Ferguson, from the Glenn Oaks service, it was a fitting reward for what was a logistical challenge.
"It was a world congress year, so the number and quality of Santa Gertrudis entries at the Ekka was up," Mr Ferguson said.
"So it was good to get the results we did.
"It was the largest number of cattle we have ever taken and ensuring everybody was where they should be, when they should be, was challenging.
"But the judges didn't have to wait for us once, so I was really pleased with how things went."
Three females from the Glenn Oaks show team as well as the grand champion female from the Sydney Royal will now be auctioned at the Santa Central Sale at Clifton in September.