2018 Rockhampton Beef – Australian Lowlines on show

June 16, 2018

Once again ALCA had a Trade site at Rockhampton Beef with just under one thousand visitors recorded, including local radio and ABC Tropical North radio doing live crosses and enquiries from France ( 1000 head dairy), South Africa, Philippines, China and Malaysia. In addition we had visitors from all over Australia including several from as far afield as WA.

The Trade site was put together and manned by a small group of dedicated ALCA members. Thanks to those who donated time, materials and display cattle.

Many school groups visited and took away promotional bags and materials and there was a steady stream of people who were interested in learning more about the cattle. Each day there were speakers giving talks about various aspects of animal husbandry and the Lowline breed which proved to be very popular. Thank you to all involved.

The showing of the Lowline cattle took place early on Thursday morning with 62 head of cattle being exhibited – Lowlines being one of the more well-supported breeds at Beef. Livestreaming of the event– thanks to Landmark – was a great idea and Mandy Tennent uploaded snippets to the ALCA Facebook page for those not able to attend. This generated a lot of interest from ALCA members, in Australia and overseas. The day was hot with a 7.30 a.m. start, but all 62 head were well presented and the judge, Renee Rutherford, spoke very well.

Congratulations to all Lowline exhibitors for presenting such a brilliant line-up of animals at the show for such a large crowd of Australian and international visitors to Rockhampton Beef.

For the full show results – 2018 Rockhampton Beef Results