Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017

What an amazing time the WestMAC Cattle Show Team had at the 2017 Ekka. Congratulations to the dedicated team of staff and students.



  • 11-13 Year Old Paraders - Grace Davis 5th (out of 65)
  • 14-15 Year Old Paraders - Brooke Parlane 8th (out of 160), Ben Wendt and Olivia Lems made the finals.
  • 16-19 Year Old Paraders - Amy Davenport 1st (out of 125), Sarah-Jane McCartney 8th, Lachlan Young and Faith White made the finals.

Young Judges

  • 12-13 Young Judges - Sarah Stewart 2nd, Grace Davis 3rd, Caitlyn Early 4th
  • 14-15 Young Judges - Keianna White Highly Commended
  • 16-19 Young Judges - Edward Johnstone Highly Commended

School Steers

  • Champion and Reserve Champion School Steer
  • Overall we exhibited 11 Steers for 8 Ribbons.
  • 2nd Place in the School Herdsmanship out of 28 schools
  • Overall Champion School

Open Steers

  • Champion Lights Weight Steer with our Charolais Steer Dyno
  • 2 x 4th place
  • 2 x 5th place

The WestMAC Cattle Show Team is again showing what they are made of at the Ekka - taking out both the Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Steer. You can read the full story below, or visit the Queensland Country Life. Congratulations to the whole team on a job well done!

WestMAC win Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Steer at the Ekka

A DECISION 10 years ago by West Moreton Anglican College, Ipswich, to source cattle from reputable local breeders has seen them establish themselves as one of the best school led steer teams.

Their success in the show ring continued today when they won both Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Led Steer at the Ekka.

It was their Speckle Park Limousin cross steer Jackson, bred and owned by Greg and Chris Bell, Kandu Limousins, Cushnie who won the 375-400kg steer class and was named the Champion Junior Led Steer.

Weighing 400kg, Jackson is one of the first Speckle Park cross calves from Greg and Chris Bell who added the new genetics to their herd for added softness in their cattle.

The school also claimed the Reserve Champion Junior Led Steer with the Limousin cross steer, Grizlee Bear owned and bred by Raymond and Cathy Yarnold, Kingsthorpe.

The couple only have 13 cross bred cows on their 44 hectare property but have proven that you don’t need a large herd to breed winners.

The Junior Led Heifer Champion was awarded to Stanthorpe State High and their heifer bred by Principal Peter Grant.

Reserve Champion was a heifer owned by Greg and Leonae Ball, Sara and Travis Worth and Zac Miller, New South Wales.

Story Credit - Lucy Kinbacher, Queensland Country Life

Photo Credits - Queensland Country Life