Calrossy Anglican School, Tamworth, won champion junior led steer with a 484kg Black Simmental/Angus cross, known as Calrossy Go.
The steer was bred by Powerhouse Pastoral Company, Nundle NSW, and was on feed from Weston Milling for 180 days.
Reserve champion junior led steer went to a 478kg steer bred and exhibited by Queensland’s Beaudesert State High School.
Known as Boozer, the steer was sired by a Charolais/Red Angus composite bull and out of a Limousin/Charolais-cross cow, and had been on feed for 150 days.
In her first ever show, a 456kg Charolais/Red Angus-cross heifer known as Nova and exhibited by St Johns College, Dubbo, won champion junior led heifer.
Owned by Ken Sutcliffe (of Channel 9 fame) and Geoff Tink, Goolma, near Mudgee in NSW, the heifer was also bred by Geoff.
The heifer had been on the secret St Johns ration known as "rocket fuel" for 85 days in the lead-up to the Ekka.
Reserve champion junior led heifer went to a 406kg Charolais-cross heifer exhibited by Calrossy Anglican School.
The 10-month-old heifer was bred by David Rose, Mullaley NSW, and had been on a ration from Weston Milling for 120 days at Calrossy.
The junior led heifers and steers were judged by respected Queensland producer, Ivan Price, Moongool Charolais, Yuleba.