Julie Sheehan from Rockhampton takes a break from showing cattle at the Ekka on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Picture: Sherele Moody
Julie Sheehan from Rockhampton takes a break from showing cattle at the Ekka on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Picture: Sherele Moody

Rockhampton grazier excels at the Ekka with brangus

ROCKHAMPTON grazier Julie Sheehan is feeling confident after scoring well in the Ekka showring with her small contingent of brangus cattle over the past few days.

"We show the cattle for those outside of the ring - our customers," Julie said.

"Each showing is one person's opinion on the day but we take on board feedback from the judges and those outside the ring.

"As far as awards go, it is encouraging to know you're up there producing stock that people are looking for."

Attending the Ekka gives Julie a break from the hard yakka of producing strong cattle with excellent genetics.

While a lot of farmers are feeling the heat as the drought lengthens, Julie said she was "fortunate" in terms of rain and feed.

"We have had some rain and we are fairly lightly stocked so we have been able to get through," she said.

"There are people who are a lot worse off than us." - NewsRegional

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