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Cattle stud the star of the show

WINNERS: Gary Noller (judge) Peter Speers, Stephen Lean, Marty Rowlands and Les Lee with the winning stock from KBV Simmental stud.
WINNERS: Gary Noller (judge) Peter Speers, Stephen Lean, Marty Rowlands and Les Lee with the winning stock from KBV Simmental stud.

A MURPHYS Creek cattle stud has overcome adversity and taken out several sashes at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney.

KBV Simmental Stud owners Marty Rowlands and Stephen Lean took four head to the show and returned with Reserve Champion Bull, Junior Champion Female, Grand Champion Female and Supreme Exhibit at the Sydney Show.

"The stud being in the centre of Murphys Creek Township was spared from the obvious damage from the floods of 2011, however, the wet conditions did affect the production and health of the stock, with outbreaks of footrot, pest infestations and weed control," Mr Rowlands said.

"With Beef 2012 in Rockhampton this year we thought, what better way to promote our small quality stud than to play with the big boys.

"We thought we would take our team to Sydney as a practice run for our main show in Rocky, with no expectations of results.

"It was a long journey for the cattle, who travelled with no stops for 14 hours."

Mr Rowlands said the team would travel to Rockhampton for Beef 2012.


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