Ascot Charolais produces a Grand Champion bull
AFTER years of entering Beef Week competitions Ascot Angus and Charolais stud owner Jim Wedge has finally picked up a major prize.
He walked away from the event with Grand Champion Charolais Bull.
Mr Wedge said the win was a real bonus.
"We didn't really go for the competitions this year," Mr Wedge said.
"We knew the bull was good, but it was a nice surprise. "The main reason for us displaying at Beef Week was to promote our annual on property bull sale at North Toolburra Station on October 16 this year.
"We will have 50 Angus bulls and 50 polled Charolais bulls on offer."
The stud is located between Warwick and Allora and Mr Wedge as worked out there with the cattle for the past five years.
Good forward planning prevented them from being severely hurt during the current drought.
"We had a good storage of feed and enough irrigation to get us through the dry period," he said.
The December rain was helped get the stud back on track.
Mr Wedge said he was confident they would have enough stored feed to get them through the dry winter.