News Archive 2009/10

Don named Finalist and Qld State Winner in the Virbac Proud Achievers Award

Congratulations to Don on his recent success in the Virbac Proud Achievers Award.   From a field of over 100 nominations, Don was selected as one of 3 finalists in the Beef category.  He then went on to win the QLD State prize and was awarded $1,500 in Virbac Products.  Click here to read the article from the Queensland Country Life profiling Don after the announcement of finalists
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June 2010 - Mt Brisbane hosts International Benchmarking Delegation

It was our pleasure to recently host an “International Benchmarking Delegation”.  The group was made up of representatives from a mix of countries, they travel the world rating Agriculture globally.  The visit was organised by DEEDI and as far as we are aware we were the only rural property they visited, other visits were undertaken to feedlots and processors.   We have since been advised a Mt Brisbane bull featured prominently on the front cover of their newsletter.

 

2010 Esk Show Results

Mt Brisbane had a very successful day in the Prime Cattle section at Esk Show with  pure bred Droughtmaster cattle.  

Mt Brisbane’s Champion Steers

Left : Reserve Champion Grass Fed Steer or Bullock. 
Weight : 698kg. Age : 6 teeth.  Sale Price $1,150

Right : Champion Grass Fed Steer or Bullock, Supreme Champion Grass Fed Exhibit, Reserve Grand Champion Exhibit of the show.  Weight : 664kg.  Age : 6 teeth.  Sale Price $1,140

Mt Brisbane Results :  

  • 2nd : PRIME HEIFER, any breed, showing no permanent teeth
  • 2nd : PRIME HEIFER, any breed, showing no more than 2 permanent teeth
  • 1st : PEN OF THREE BULLOCKS, suitable for the export market, no age limit
  • 2nd : PEN OF THREE BULLOCKS, bred and owned by exhibitor
  • 1st : PEN OF THREE PRIME HEIFERS, no age limit
  • 1st : PEN OF THREE PRIME HEIFERS, showing no more than 4 permanent teeth
  • 2nd : SINGLE STEER, any breed, suitable for local trade, ideal liveweight 440kg or under, showing no permanent teeth
  • 1st : STEER, any breed, showing no more than 2 permanent teeth
  • 2nd : PRIME BULLOCK, any breed, showing no more than 4 permanent teeth
  • 1st : PRIME BULLOCK, any breed, showing no more than 6 permanent teeth
  • 1st : PRIME BULLOCK, any age, no weight limit, suitable for export
  • CHAMPION GRASS FED STEER OR BULLOCK
  • RESERVE CHAMPION GRASS FED STEER OR BULLOCK
  • SUPREME CHAMPION GRASS FED EXHIBIT
  • RESERVE CHAMPION EXHIBIT OF THE SHOW
  • MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR

Beeftalk

The Beeftalk publication [April 2010] issued by Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, featured an article
“Size Isn’t Everything”
written by Carli...[view story]

Bruce McConnel nabs top ambassador title: Story ~ Queensland Country Life

Top Queensland young ambassador for 2008, Bruce McConnel (pictured), has won the national title against all other State and New Zealand finalists at Hobart Royal Show on October 22.
Bruce, aged 28, has been agribusiness manager of NAB at Gatton for two years, having joined NAB seven years ago.
Raised on the land, and graduating with a bachelor of agribusiness from the University of Queensland Gatton Campus, Bruce is one of five children of John and Carli McConnel of the Mt Brisbane Droughtmaster stud at Esk.
After winning the Marsh insurance sponsored Queensland final run by the Queensland Chamber of Agricultural Societies at the 2008 Brisbane Royal, Bruce threw his energies into a next generation committee for the Queensland chamber, an initiative that is thought to have given him a winning edge in the national final judging. His next goal is to develop a similar next generation committee within the Federal Chamber of Agricultural Societies to further the cause of the show movement on a national level.
Bruce and wife Alison’s first child, a boy, Lachlan Robert, was born on August 23.

Toogoolawah Show Results

Mt Brisbane cattle had a solid showing in the Toogoolawah Show prime cattle section in June 2009.  With 186 cattle exhibited in total (121 grass fed entries and 65 grainfed entries) , the show continues to be one of the largest prime cattle shows in South East Queensland.

Mt Brisbane Results (all in grassfed / pasture fed classes) :

  • 2nd Single Heifer, showing no more than 2 permanent teeth
  • 2nd Single Heifer, showing no more than 4 permanent teeth
  • 2nd Single Heifer, showing no more than 6 permanent teeth
  • 1st Pen of 3 Heifers, showing no more than 3 permanent teeth
  • 2nd Prime Cow
  • 1st Best Boner Cow
  • 1st Pen of 3 Steers or Bullocks bred and owned by the Exhibitor
  • 2nd Pen of 3 Steers or Bullocks, 600kg and over live weight
  • RESERVE CHAMPION PEN OF PASTURE FED STEERS OR BULLOCKS
  • 3rd Single Steer, best suited to the Domestic Market under 480kg liveweight, showing no permanent teeth
  • 2nd Single Steer, showing no permanent teeth
  • 1st Single Steer, showing no more than 2 permanent teeth
  • 2nd & 3rd Single Steer, showing 6 or more permanent teeth
  • CHAMPION PASTURE FED STEER OR BULLOCK

2009 Gympie Sale: 4 cows & calves and 3 joined heifers all sold.
Thank you to all Buyers and Underbidders, we wish you all the best with your purchases. 

Joined heifersLot 15 : Mt Brisbane Xasperate and heifer calf Mt Brisbane Annika sold to Bill & Beryl Avis.  Lot 16 : Mt Brisbane Xemplary and heifer calf Mt Brisbane Annie sold to A. Templeton & Son.  Lot 17 : Mt Brisbane Yuppie and bull calf Mt Brisbane Ascot sold to A. Templeton & Son.  Lot 18 : Mt Brisbane Yumcha and heifer calf Mt Brisbane Asia sold to Rob & Donna Atkinson.  Lot 62 : Mt Brisbane Yearn sold to True Blue Droughtmasters.  Lot 63 : Mt Brisbane Yootoo sold to Carl Hockey & Greg Nugent.  Lot 64 : Mt Brisbane Yaamba sold to Colin & Julie Dodd.