ON SHOW: Blake Doro, Peter Bonner, Michael Boucher, Maugan Benn and Claudia Sibley are ready for the Prime Cattle section of the Stanthorpe Show.
ON SHOW: Blake Doro, Peter Bonner, Michael Boucher, Maugan Benn and Claudia Sibley are ready for the Prime Cattle section of the Stanthorpe Show. Liana Turner

Change for prime cattle categories at the show

THERE'S still time to enter your prime cattle into the JJ Richards and Sons 2017 Stanthorpe Show, and organisers have called for more people to get involved.

Michael Boucher is one of the Chief Stewards for the Prime Cattle sub-committee, along with Maugan Benn.

Mr Boucher said a segregation of Prime Cattle categories would make for a fairer judging process at this year's show.

"The big thing is we've got two sections now,” Mr Boucher said.

"We've got grain fed and grass fed, which is going to create a huge difference.”

Mr Boucher said it would be fairer for grass fed and grain-fed beef to be separated.

He said this would be the first time they would separate the categories.

Mr Boucher said a charity auction run in conjunction with the show, which will support rescue helicopter service LifeFlight, would hopefully spark further interest in Prime Cattle entries.

He said some of the entrants would be automatically donating their earnings from the Prime Cattle auction to the LifeFlight funding drive.

While it might have been a tough season for some, Mr Boucher encouraged more people to enter the Prime Cattle category.

"A lot of blokes have said they're not sure (their cattle) are up to the standard,” Mr Boucher said.

Prime Cattle will be judged on the morning of Friday, February 3.

The Prime Cattle auction will be held at noon that day, followed by the auction.

See page 6 of the Bush Telegraph for more details on the LifeFlight auction.