THIS year's Limousin Youth Camp at Pittsworth attracted 110 young cattle enthusiasts, all of who enjoyed the opportunity to gain hands-on skills, practical industry knowledge and form lifelong friendships.
The Limousin Youth Camp has been running for 10 years now, and camp co-ordinator Paul Foreman said the focus had always been, and always would be, on the participants and providing them with opportunities.
"We try to make sure the kids do as much work as possible themselves, to get the most benefit from this weekend," Mr Foreman said.
"We also try to keep the program interesting and practical. This year's topics were very different to last year's, and next year's will be different again.
"One new demonstration we had this year was on hoof trimming, which was presented by Steve Hayward, from Advance Fitting Service at Allora.
"The feedback from the weekend has been great; all the kids really enjoyed the camp.
"Looking back, I still can't believe how confident some of these young people are in the show ring and with cattle - it's excellent."
In the led cattle competition, judge Travis Luscombe, of Luscombe Show Steers and Livestock, Toowoomba, had his work cut out for him with an exceptional line of cattle presented.
After carefully judging each and every animal, he awarded the grand champion heifer to Maryvale Luscious.
The heifer was paraded by Carmen Sowden, of Five Star Limousins, Kingaroy, and was exhibited by the Evans Family, from Jen-Daview Limousins, Kingaroy.
Oakwood Native Cut was given the reserve champion heifer ribbon.
She was paraded by Lauren Kelly, of Bundaberg, and exhibited by Paul Foreman, of Oakwood Limousins, Bundaberg.
In the led steer category, Mr Luscombe awarded the champion ribbon to an 11-month-old limousin cross steer paraded by Mitch Franz, from Jandowae.
The reserve champion steer was paraded by Callum McNichol, of Stanthorpe.
Other highlights from the three-day weekend included Mitch Franz, from Jandowae, being announced as the champion parader.
The honourable Jean Plaisted Memorial Herdsman award was presented to Destiny Perrett, from Muswellbrook in New South Wales, while Cooper Rafton, from Mount Marshall, was named the new Queensland Limousin Youth Ambassador.
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