Young stud owner a winner at Show
STARTING her own stud aged just 21 was a good move for Cinnabar stud beef owner Julie Gould.
Julie started her love affair with cattle when she was still at high school, and at the end of last year bought her first Gelbvieh heifer.
She said showing beef at school from the age of 14 led to her working on properties before she was inspired by Murgon vet Chris Braithwaite to go into breeding Gelbviehs.
So she started her own stud Urdiamond at the end of 2009, with a lot of help along the way, she said.
On Thursday her heifer, Sherry, took out Grand Champion Female Gelbvieh at the Gympie Show.
All up she showed three of her five Gelbviehs.
And that wasn't all she won; Julie took out the Charlie Cotter Memorial Trophy for best overall young judge and handler in the young judge competition on Wednesday.
The competition is one the biggest of its kind in the state and the win was a major coup for Julie.
“Taking out the Memorial Trophy was excellent,” she said.
Julie said starting her own stud had been hard work, but with a lot of help she pushed through until Urdiamond was up and running.
Now her sister Chloe is looking to go into partnership with Urdiamond, and will head with Julie to the Toowoomba sales later in the year.