Georgia Whitworth breeds and shows Belgian Blue cattle. She travels all around the North Island of New Zealand, competing for one class, the handler class. This class is judged on not your animal but the way that you handle and show off your animal to the best of its ability.
Georgia recently competed at the Hoof and Hook show in Fielding where she won the intermediate class for handling. She is competing in Hawkes Bay in October for the national title and the opportunity to go to Australia to compete. Georgia's ultimate goal is to get the Belgian Blue breed more known in New Zealand, as there are only a handful of breeders scattered around the country. She has been breeding and showing for about six years now, which all started with one little heifer calf lovingly called Bootylicious. She sadly passed on a couple of years ago, but now Georgia has a whole, small herd of Belgian Blues.
The cattle showing all started with Georgia's love for calf club. Her first ever calf club calf was a tiny jersey off the bobby truck called Feijoa, she ended up winning a couple of champions and it never really stopped after that. Georgia started calf club when she was six but her competing at the A&P shows only began when she turned eleven. "My dream is to become a vet, I have worked towards this goal since I was five. Everyone thought I would eventually change my mind like all kids do, but it stayed the same. Ive just been told that i will be receiving the highest award my school has, called the honours award. Im getting this for my accomplishments in agriculture. I love it because I have learnt so much more about cattle and genetics. There is some things I would have never thought I could do, some things I never knew were involved with showing cattle. Ive met so many different people, and I'm grateful for all of the amazing tips and tricks they have shown me."
Wow Georgia, your achievements are fantastic. You sound like your drive to be a vet and make a difference in the industry is strong and will make your journey all the more passionate. Good luck with all your upcoming endeavours!