EKKA WIN:  Owner Marilyn Hanson with her winning bull Shell-Dee Batman, Dean Rasmussen, and the trophy donor.
EKKA WIN: Owner Marilyn Hanson with her winning bull Shell-Dee Batman, Dean Rasmussen, and the trophy donor. Marilyn Hansen

South Burnett woman builds on 30 years of Ekka success

SOUTH Burnett's Marilyn Hansen has returned from this year's Ekka with a haul of blue ribbons.

Ms Hansen, from Goodger, has lived in the region all her life and has been showing her bulls at the Ekka for nearly 30 years.

She said it was not uncommon for her to return home victorious.

"I usually win,” she said.

This year she entered four bulls and was awarded three blue ribbons.

Her bull Shell-Dee Batman won the Junior Champion Murray Grey Bull category.

He was 10 months old and 508kg during the competition.

"I also took out Junior Female with Shell-Dee Absolute Star, and Senior Bull with Stardust,” Ms Hansen said.

"He was a long, smooth bull weighing 1062kg.

"So we had a very rewarding Ekka.”

Ms Hansen said Droonoodoo Roseanna won the Junior Champion Brahman Heifer title.

Droonoodoo Roseanna won the Junior Champion Brahman Heifer category. It's led by Dean Rasmussen, and photographed with the trophy donor and showgirl.
Droonoodoo Roseanna won the Junior Champion Brahman Heifer category. It's led by Dean Rasmussen, and photographed with the trophy donor and showgirl. Marilyn Hansen

"This was a brahman feature with approximately 140 entries, so we were very excited about this result.

"Droonoodoo Sokota, an eight-month-old bull calf was placed second.

"Droonoodoo Miss Lily was also placed second.”

Ms Hansen said she had a busy, but good time at the Ekka this year.

South Burnett


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