Mary Valley bloodline win at Ekka
A CHAROLAIS cross heifer with Mary Valley bloodlines has won two major prizes at the Brisbane Ekka.
The heifer was bred by Greg and Leonie Ball of Singleton, New South Wales and was shown by the students from St Joseph's School in Aberdeen.
The heifer, entered in the school's section, won the champion junior-led heifer and the carcase as well.
The champion heifer has its origins in the Mary Valley.
John and Roz Mercer from Kandanga Valley Stud sold their prize bull Kandanga Valley Chester to the Balls. It is the father of the winning heifer.
The win comes on top of Gympie's Martin Nolan's pure-bred angus steer winning the champion carcase of the show earlier in the week.