WINNING FEELING: Sarah and Nick Hughes had plenty to smile about at Gympie Show last year. And they are still grinning.
WINNING FEELING: Sarah and Nick Hughes had plenty to smile about at Gympie Show last year. And they are still grinning. arthur

Kandanga stud's international showing

SUCCESS is a motherhood issue for Upper Kandanga stud cattle breeders Sarah and Nick Hughes.

And after their big win at last year's Gympie Show they are still grinning, after now taking out an important award in Beef Australia 2018, one of the world's big beef industry shows.

Along the way the same cow, Farogan Valley Aura (and her calf Aria) have brought them success in the recent Nanango Show.

And they are hoping the winning streak continues in next week's Gympie Show.

Aura has now helped put the Hughes operation on the map of Australia and now the world, after winning Grand Champion Female Droughtmaster at Beef Australia 2018, in Rockhampton.

"It's awesome,” Mrs Hughes said yesterday.

They faced still competition from about 260 rival entries and they are rapt in Aria, Aura's 12-week old calf, which also travelled to Rockhampton.