GREAT EFFORT: Greta Dunne feels better off after competing at the Ekka.
GREAT EFFORT: Greta Dunne feels better off after competing at the Ekka. Contributed

Taking key lessons from Ekka experience

ONE of our region's youngsters competed with the state's best at the Ekka in Brisbane.

Seventeen-year-old Greta Dunne competed in the Junior Stud Cattle Judging on August 10, representing the Callide Valley Show.

Although she failed to place in the competition, Dunne said she was much better off after the whole experience.

"I didn't get anywhere but it was a great experience,” Ms Dunne said.

"Meeting new people and the different perspectives on cattle.

"Being introduced to breeds you haven't seen before, getting to know more about yourself, judging ability and the cattle within the industry.”

With the best and perhaps harshest judges at the Ekka, Dunne had an open mind in receiving feedback.

"It's opinion at the end of the day so you can't take to heart what the judge says,” Ms Dunne said.

"You agree with some things, disagree with others.

"It's the learning experience, learning about the cattle and the qualities that people look for in this industry.”

Greta lives on a property outside of Biloela.

Her family breeds commercial beef cattle.

She hopes to continue working in the industry in years to come.

"I hope to study an agricultural course next year at university.”


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