BEST MATES: Joanne Fearby with her best mate Charcoal, from Hillsborough Limousin, who won first place in the Led Steer Under 350kg class at the Murgon Show on March 16, 2019.
BEST MATES: Joanne Fearby with her best mate Charcoal, from Hillsborough Limousin, who won first place in the Led Steer Under 350kg class at the Murgon Show on March 16, 2019. Jessica McGrath

Best mates bring in win at the show

TINGOORA resident Joanne Fearby had a great day with her best mate at the Murgon Show.

Her steer, Charcoal, was awarded first place in the under 350kg led steer class on March 16.

This was the first time the student had shown any cattle and got the opportunity to participate in the show's championships competition.

Joanne has formed quite a bond with the steer and her family said the two have been best mates since they first met.

With a rich cattle showing heritage in her family, Joanne's first win with Charcoal may be the start of a long cattle showing career.

Joanne Fearby, Romana Ricketts, Brock Wiley and Mersadeez Nielsen show their cattle at the Murgon Show on March 16, 2019.
Joanne Fearby, Romana Ricketts, Brock Wiley and Mersadeez Nielsen show their cattle at the Murgon Show on March 16, 2019. Jessica McGrath

Charcoal from Hillsborough Limousin impressed the Murgon Show judges who found it difficult to split him from the second place winner, Snowflake from Genderview Limousin.

"It was pretty hard to split these two, the white and the black,” he said.

"We put our hands on this calf and we think he's got a bit more fat on him, that's what got him up here is that better coverage on the steer.”

Murgon State High School's Jupiter was awarded third place in the under 250kg led steer class.