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Goombungee-Haden Show Report

Sarah Collins - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Last Saturday, I attended the Goombungee-Haden Show as a Boer Goat exhibitor. There were quite a few exhibitiors who made the effort to attend and the day had a friendly, fun atmosphere. My own stud, Cedar Grove Boer Goat Stud, was successful on the day, achieving Supreme Boer Goat Exhibit with a young doe named Cedar Grove Chiffon. My parents' stud, Temba Boer Goats, was also successful with their junior buck, Temba Seneca.

Friendly competion between exhibitors made for a fun and relaxed show day
Exhibitors taking great pride in preparing their animals

As for other sections, there was an exhibition of fat lambs which were auctioned at the end of the day. The cattle also appeared to be well supported, and junior judging was still in full swing at 4pm. Junior judging and handling competitions and training are such important exercises. They can really be used to bring young, passionate people into an industry. It is my belief that youth are the future of any industry and will benefit greatly from support and training. From personal experience, I am in the Boer Goat industry as a direct result of a farming program at my school and support from influential members of the industry.

While at the show, I was speaking to a number of people about my new business, Zero Count, offering gastrointestinal worm burden testing for sheep, goats, cattle, alpaca, and deer. The Queensland State Government Wormbuster Lab closed at the end of March, and I saw this as a fantastic opportunity to put my university studies to a practical use and provide a much-needed service for people in the livestock industry. Everyone I spoke to was very supportive and lamented the closure of the Government Lab. Zero Count opens for business in mid-May so watch this space!

 

Comments
Bryce Swift commented on 19-May-2013 01:53 PM
Hello Sarah

I love the website it looks fantastic.
congratz on your very successful show at Goombungee. You have got very good quality goats.
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Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to create a good article… but what can I say…
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