The 2017 Upper Hunter Beef Bonanza was held on October 27-29 in Scone NSW, drawing 850 young cattle handlers.
The show was a true demonstration of the quality among our Limousin Youth Members and the potential they have for the future.
On the Saturday and Sunday of the show, the Paraders competition was held with just over 850 students competing.
Throughout the competition nine Limousin youth members placed first in their heats for their respective ages, these were; Campbell Walsh, Clayton Porter, Montana Cronin, Grace Inder, Caitlin Porter, Ryan Browne, Destiny Perrett, Emily Polson, and William Saul.
Youth Members Harry Walsh, Hugh Shannon, Gemma Lydford, and Riley Burgin also placed second in their tough Paraders Heats.
Caitlin Porter and Ryan Browne both went on to win Champion in their age but narrowly missed out on Grand Champion.
In the junior Judging competition, Limousin youth held their own with places being given throughout their respective age groups.
Caitlin Porter placed 1st in the Under 14’s, Montana Cronin placed 2nd in the under 12s, and Riley Burgin placed 3rd, Emily Polsen placed 4th, and Harry Inder placed 5th in the 17 years section.
Riley Burgin, Harry Inder, and Emily Polsen, 3rd-5th in the 17’s Junior Judging.
In the intercollegiate meat judging competition, youth member William Saul was awarded Champion in the Primal and Retail identification, Champion individual, and the NSW Champion for the 3rd year in a row.
The LYA also gave out a scholarship to attend the 2018 Junior Show, this was awarded to William Saul.