Amber Doggett of Wellsford, New Zealand has recently joined as a Junior Member. Amber has admired Sean and Brady Roberts showing their Limousins for many years and was thrilled when given the opportunity to show a Limousin of her own. Amber has been showing since the age of five but has become serious in the last four years after deciding her future was to be in farming.
Amber is 16 years old and attends Rodney College where she has been doing farming papers through video conferencing with Telford, a division of Lincoln University. Next year she will continue doing papers through the Star and Gateway programs. She is already training a heading pup of her own and looks forward to a future in the farming industry.
On the 7th/8th December Amber and her calf Strongbridge Jana attended the Whangarei A & P Show in Whangarei. Participating in the Calf Club Section and competing in a very strong showing of Dairy/Beef Cross/Beef she successfully gained 1st Rearing, 1st Beef Type and 5th Leading. In the Youth Section that afternoon, where after completion of parading and showing their animals the beef calf and handler with most points then competed with the dairy calf and handler also with the most points for overall Champion Youth which was won by Amber and Jana.
Amber returned on Sunday to participate in the Beef All Breeds Section where she gained 2nd Heifer Calf and 3rd Senior Handling.
After purchasing the calf from Richard and Brigitte Wells of Strongbridge Limousins, Amber has reared Jana on milk powder which makes her placings even more impressive as, when competing in the Beef All Breeds section, all other heifer calves were running with and being reared on their mothers. Jana’s dam is Snake Gully X-Cess and sire Snake Gully Drummer.
Amber is presently trying to get a show team together for this and coming seasons. She will be attending the Sydney Royal Show in April where she looks forward to gaining knowledge from other Limousin Breeders.
New Junior member Amber Doggett with her calf Strongbridge Jana at Whangarei A & P Show where she had great success