Pfeffer is a show champion
THE Sydney Royal Easter Show honours keep coming for Maclean cattle breeder Glen Pfeffer.
Mr Pfeffer, who has racked up 26 years involvement with the Royal, has been named a ‘Show Champion’ ahead of the 2010 Sydney Royal Easter Show in recognition of his ongoing dedication.
As manager of the Mogul Brahman Stud on the Brooms Head Road near Maclean, Mr Pfeffer has enjoyed tremendous success as an exhibitor at the Royal Easter Show.
Last year, Mogul won the Premier Breeder Award for being the most successful beef cattle exhibitor at the show, backing up its success in 2006 when the stud won the award in its inaugural year.
Mogul was also awarded Supreme Brahman Exhibit in 2007.
Mr Pfeffer is taking 10 adult cattle and a couple of calves to the show this year and hopes to have similar success.
Since 1984, he has served as a breed captain, steward and judge at the Royal Easter Show.
This year he has been invited to be the herdsman for the lowline cattle exhibition.
“The Australian Lowline Cattle Association is holding the breed’s World Conference this year at the Royal,” he said.
Each year, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) selects a group of exhibitors, entertainers and participants from across regional NSW who represent the myriad of Sydney Royal competitions to be ‘Show Champions’.
Mr Pfeffer described the recognition as an accolade for his years of service to the Royal Easter Show plus his work for the Maclean Show Society.
“The Sydney Show is still a relevant agricultural event for both NSW and Australia,” he said.
“It’s the largest agricultural event in the southern hemisphere and is used as a pathway for people from the city to connect with rural people.”
As a show champion, Mr Pfeffer’s role is to promote the Royal Easter Show to the general public.
He has just returned from the Dubbo Beef Expo where he was promoting the show.
He says local shows still have a lot to offer their communities. “It’s the one event where people can be involved showing anything from their pet budgie, their fruit and veg through to their sheep and cattle,” he said.
He also recommended young women take part in the Showgirl competitions.