What an amazing week at 2019 RNA Show (Ekka) for Angus Haynes. He has been named the Most Successful Competitor – Cattle at the Ekka. He also won this award in 2018 so now has made it back to back wins. In the School Judging he won his Intermediate Section and then went on to win the Champion School Steer Judge. He won the RNA Prime Judging Open Competition and then went on to be the Runner Up at the State Titles. He made the final of the 14 – 15 years Paraders Competition. 



For the second year in a row Angus Haynes, 15, of St George has taken out the Queensland Country Life Special Award for the Most Successful Competitor in the Cattle Section at the 2019 RNA Show.

This year he achieved this by accumulating the School Steer Judge Champion, winning the RNA Open Prime Judging and then taking out the Runner Up in the State Final and finally placing third in the RNA Open Stud Cattle Judging.

Angus has a passion for judging cattle. “I like all of the Junior events but I really enjoy the judging competitions. I try to go in as many as I can at the local shows” he said. While going to school in Toowoomba, he tries to spend as many weekends and some school holidays at his grandparents property at Linville in the Brisbane Valley where they run a Charolais stud and a commercial beef operation. He has always been interested in Prime cattle and carcase competitions and has even put his own cattle in local shows. “I really like the feedback that you can get from those types of competitions and next year I am hoping to have one of my own steers in the Ekka prime cattle” he said.


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