Livestock

Breed judging to be on farm

By Country News

The Victorian Branch of the Australian Limousin Breeders Society will conduct an On-Farm Challenge next month.

The On Farm Challenge is a competition in which members can enter individual animals to be inspected, on-farm and in their usual condition, by an experienced cattle judge.

The judge will provide feedback on a score sheet, and awards will be given to the highest scoring animals in each class.

In the Northern Limousin Group, Greta South’s Mistletoe Limousins is one stud participating in the challenge.

Stud principal Denis O’Connor is looking forward to the challenge and hopes people will come and observe the judging or just check out the animals during the on-farm challenge day for the area on October 10.

After the three days of judging throughout Victoria, there will be a presentation of awards at a dinner being held on October 13 in Bendigo at the All Seasons Resort.

It is an excellent opportunity to get feedback, socialise and just get away for a night out with like-minded people.

The aims of the challenge are to improve the Limousin breed to better meet current and future market needs, to provide assistance to breeders by communication with experts who can provide constructive comments about individual animals and/or herds, to encourage and support greater participation by members without the need to prepare animals for show condition, to stimulate fellowship between members from different areas of Victoria and to promote and showcase the breed in Victoria.

Mistletoe Limousins will be one of three studs in north-east Victoria being judged on October 10.