2017 Gloucester Junior Cattle Show

Budding cattle paraders took to the Gloucester Showground for the annual Junior Cattle Show.

The show was an opportunity for new and experienced junior participants to get a chance to work with beef and dairy cattle, while getting advice from past competitors.

Numbers were down for this year’s event, as the Gloucester AH and P Association, had to hold competition in a smaller location on the grounds due to the state of the dairy shed.

It wasn’t advertised far and wide to attract out of town participants, so it was just Gloucester’s youth at the event held on Friday, September 15. 

But next time, the hope is to have the new dairy shed up and running, after the association received funding to build a new facility. 

Both the children and the animals braved the unusually warm day in the smaller yards to see the competition through. 

Winners were:

Cattle judging:

  • Under 10 years – 1st Samuel Ellis, 2nd Mia Tresidder
  • 10 to 14 years – 1st Summer Edwards, 2nd Julius Hollingsworth
  • 15 years – 1st Chloe Garnham, 2nd Jordyn Snape

Herdsperson:

Dairy:

  • Senior winner – Jess Kernahan
  • Senior encouragement winner – Luke Williams
  • Junior winner –  Charlotte Marchant
  • Junior encouragement winner – Sienna Forbes

Beef:

  • Senior winner – Tayla Hartley
  • Senior encouragement winner – Miranda Riley
  • Junior winner –  Bianca Turner
  • Junior encouragement winner – Miranda Yates

Dave “Robbo” Robinson trophy for beef encouragement: Jack Bignell

Brian “Brooke” Middlebrooke shield for dairy encouragement: Tom Harris

The competition is open to children aged up to 20 years, with no requirement of past experience. They don’t even need to bring their own cattle, as many are donated by local farmers for the children to use. The Junior Cattle Show is a sub-committee of the Gloucester AH and P Association.