Stud cattle judging at Beef Australia 2015 will be held from Tuesday May 5 to Thursday May 7.JUDGES for the stud cattle competition at Beef Australia 2015, Rockhampton, have been announced.
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Check out who will be making the big decisions.

Brangus: Renee Rutherford

Renee Rutherford works at her family’s Redskin Droughtmaster stud at “Redbank”, on the Fitzroy river.

Ms Rutherford has twice been a judge at the Brisban Ekka, as well as judging at many of her local shows.

Located 75 kilometres west of Rockhampton, “Redbank” also runs a Droughtmaster/Brahman based commercial herd.

Bazadais: Lindsay Dingle

A third generation beef producer, Lindsay Dingle breeds both stud and commercial Simmental and Simbrah cattle.

Mr Dingle judged at Beef Australia in 2012, and has previously judged at feature shows in Queenlsand and Western Australia, as well as at local country shows.

Blonde D ’Aquitaine, Junior Led Steers, Paraders: Terry Nolan

A director of the family owned meat processing Nolan Meats, Terry Nolan is involved in cattle breeding, backgrounding, feedlotting, beef processing and distribution.

Based in Gympie, Queensland, Mr Nolan judged at the inaugural Beef Australia in 1988, and in 2010 was named the Maersk Shipping Distinguished Australian of the Year for service to the Australian export meat industry.

Simbrah, Simmental, Piedmontese: Rob Sinnamon

Manager of Yulgilbar Pastoral Company, Baryulgil, New South Wales, Rob Sinnamon runs 5500 stud and commercial Santa Gertrudis cattle.

National Champion Young Beef Cattle Judge in 1987, Mr Sinnamon has judged the majority of beef breeds at every Royal show in Australia.

Brahman: David Bondfield

Co-principal of Palgrove stud with wife Prue, David Bondfield’s family was among the first breeders of Charolais in Australia.

Based in south east Queensland, Palgrove cattle have won the interbreed competition at the Brisbane Royal a record 10 times in the past 23 years.

He has judged cattle at every Royal show in Australia, as well as at events in New Zealand, Canada, United States and Scotland.

Limousin, Gelbvieh, Dexter, Pinzgauer: Neil Goetsch

Neil Goetsch has 38 years’ experience in the livestock industry, showing both commercial and stud cattle.

This includes running a stud, commercial feedlot, fitting service.

Droughtmaster: Lawson Geddes

Lawson Geddes, along with wife Linda and their children, run the stud and commercial Brangus cattle operation Couti Outi, 150km north of Rockhampton

The family also have Brangus breeding and fattening operations across Queensland in the Springsure, Dingo and Anakie districts.

Romagnola, Sahiwal: Reade Radel

Reade Radel’s family runs cattle across four properties in the Taroom, Injune and Augathella districts, Queensland.

This included the Kandoona Red Brahman Stud. Mr Radel has judged at shows across Queensland, including previously at Beef Australia.

Charbray, Devon, South Devon: Andrew Chapman

Based at “Rowanlea”, south west of Calliope in central Queensland, Andrew Chapman is a fourth generation cattleman.

Now managing Rowanlea Cattle Company, a Santa Gertrudis and Brahman stud and commercial cattle operation, Mr Chapman has judged at regional and Royal shows in three states.

Red Angus, Red Poll: Glenn Trout

Raised on a stud and commercial cattle property between Chinchilla and Eidsvold in Queensland, Glenn Trout has managed the Tynan family’s Birubi Limousin and Lim-flex Studs at Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, since 1996.

He has previously judged at events including Farmfair International Edmonton, Canada 2014 and the Alberta Supreme Show, as well as royal shows across Australia.

Angus, Lowline: Steve Pocock

Steve Pocock has worked in cattle breeding, feedlotting and stud operations across New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Currently operations manager at Brunette Downs Station for AACo, Mr Pocock has judged in the US as a member of the University of Illinios team, as well as locally.

Charolais: Matthew Welsh

Matthew Welsh family’s business, Welsh Cattle Co, has evolve over the years from commercial breeding to a major seedstock operation, Huntington Charbrays.

Shorthorn: Jason Catts

Jason Catts established Futurity Shorthorns in 1987 with wife Kylie and his parents John and Althea.

Now running the business, Mr Catts has judged at numerous royal shows, most recently the Angus at the 2011 Brisbane EKKA.

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