GOOD LINES: Margo Hayes purchased this Lowline/ Angus steer from the Witherspoons, with its sibling a winner of the Warwick Hook and Hoof Competition.
GOOD LINES: Margo Hayes purchased this Lowline/ Angus steer from the Witherspoons, with its sibling a winner of the Warwick Hook and Hoof Competition.

Lockyer Valley lines hard to beat

LOCKYER Valley stud owner Margo Hayes has proven successful in one of south-east Queensland's biggest cattle competition.

The Thornton cattle breeder took out the Champion Lightweight Steer in the carcass section of Warwick's Hoof and Hook competition, now in its 49th year.

Ms Hayes' steer beat 129 exhibits, was 14 months old weighing 348kg.

This success follows on from her stud Vitulus winning Grand Champion Lightweight Led Steer at this year's Royal Brisbane Show against 152 entries.

To date Vitulus has been placed in 18 carcass competitions and 15 led steer competitions making 33 wining places since 2005.

The winning steer at the weekend competition was produced from a bull, Vitulus Yandilla, which was sold to another local Lowline breeder Jim and Marg Witherspoon of Townson.

Ms Hayes bought the steer back at 10 months and then finished him off specifically for this competition.

She also won this competition last year winning Champion Heavyweight carcass.


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