South Burnett producer reveals secret to Ekka success
A SOUTH Burnett agricultural business has reaped the rewards of endless hard work after taking out a handful of awards at this year's Ekka.
Glenrae Pastoral Co owners Glen and Judy Perrett were proud to win six classes out of the nine exhibiting categories.
Mr Perrett attributed the results to their high quality of Angus cattle breeding from strong blood lines.
"Bowenfels Jeddas Pride won the Senior and Grand Champion Angus Female Category," Mr Perrett said.
"She was 31 months of age and had a heifer calf at her feet whose name was Bowenfels Eboni.
"In 2017, Bowenfels Jeddas Pride's mother took out the same category.
"We've had quite a few successful shows over the past couple of years.
"I think it's because our cattle are extremely correct in structure and very free and mobile walkers."
Mr Perrett said to win this year was particularly special as the industry was celebrating 100 years of Angus cattle in Australia.
As a nod to the cattle's originating home country of Scotland, the South Burnett family business was presented with a tartan sash along with the Shield of Excellence and a medallion.
After being brought up on the land in the South Burnett, Mr Perrett values the importance of connection to his community.
"We have always bred and shown stud cattle on our farm," Mr Perrett said.
"It's very special for us to be working in the beef industry and it's an exciting industry to work in.
"It was a touching moment to have our cattle paraded by Chloe Gould, who is originally from Gympie, and assisted by local Kingaroy girls Georgia Graham and Nateesha Taylor."
Based at the foothills of the Moffatdale valley, the family-operated business also specialises in bullock fatteners for both import and export markets.
Mr and Mrs Perrett are in business with their son and his wife, Dan and Camille Perrett, and work tirelessly to breed the best stock for the meat industry.
"We also strive to produce really good stock feed to put back into the industry to breed better cattle," Mr Perrett said.
"It's about improving the quality of our markets for the future generations to come."