Charbray Association Australia

The Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

Hec Maynard is the Charbray Society of Australia's founding President whose passion for the breed has steered us to where we are today.

This awards namesake, Ronald Francis Maynard (OAM), known as Hec, a popular Central Queensland grazing and community identity who was instrumental in establishing the Charbray breed in Australia in the early 1970s. As the Charbray Society's founding president Hec's passion for the breed was instrumental in steering it to where we are today. The trophy is a bronze cast of one of Hec's old work hats, with part of its wooden base crafted from timber found on his property Greenfields. This prestigious annual trophy is selected by nomination from fellow members.

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2022 Nomination Form

2021 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

Congratulations Les & Anne Marshall Greenfields Charbrays, the 2021 recipients of the Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence. Awarded annually for the pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray breed and Society. A prestigious recognition that is put forward by fellow Members. This is an extremely fitting nomination as we celebrate Les serving 20 Years on our Management Council of which he has served 2 terms as President.

Les & Anne are part of the Societies backbone, their commitment and dedication is unwavering, always ready to roll their sleeves up and support the Society, Breed and Members in anyway needed.

2019 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

Chas & Judy Nobbs Cordelia Charbrays congratulating Anne, Les & Adam Marshall Greenfields Charbrays

The winning nomination that was submitted by a fellow member for consideration

Les & Anne Marshall: Greenfield’s Charbrays

If you are looking for a person that pursues excellence, is dedicated and offers unwavering service to the Charbray Breed & Society then you can look no further than Les Marshall and his wife Anne of Greenfields Charbrays at Jambin.

Les’s commitment to the breed and society is unquestionable, currently serving his 20th year on management including 2 terms (7 years) as President.

Flying the flag for the Charbray breed whether it is at Society events, shows, sales or other Beef Industry related functions you can bet Les Marshall is there with the Charbray breeds interest front of mind. Hell, it doesn’t even have to be Beef Industry related and he can work the word Charbray in there somewhere.

One could pick any year and Les and Anne’s name could be in the running for this award. But during 2021 their contribution has been outstanding. Les’s efforts before, during and after the society’s Beef 21 promotion was enormous, from using his connection’s and negotiating a better site position, to the setting up and manning that site, to eventually packing up afterwards. All this effort for the Society as well as having their own cattle on show.
The Society’s major fundraiser in Monto would not have eventuated without him – Les is instrumental each year in getting the sale to eventuate. Getting sponsorship, organising cattle and helping to draft cattle prior to the sale. Being always conscious of us needing a number of cattle at this event, Greenfields has been a vendor since the sales inception.

Les and Anne have never been shy of digging into their pockets for the Society. At the society’s inaugural Elite Heifer giveaway, they did not hesitate to be one of the first to put their hand up to donate a heifer. This is as well as having supported the society’s steer project in the past. This sort of contribution is enormous.

Since the breeds beginnings Greenfields has been heavily involved in one way or another, but over recent years Les & Anne’s dedication to its success has been unwavering. In saying this, one cannot think of a better way of applauding this sort of outstanding commitment than by nominating them for consideration for this year’s Hec Maynard Memorial award.


 

2019 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

Please join us in Congratulating Glen & Toni Zeimer Cedar Park Charbrays the 2019 winners whose pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed and Society deserve this prestigious recognition by their peers. Glen & Toni were presented with a $500 product voucher from our sponsor Blue Ribbon Stock feeds together with the 2019 Hec Maynard Trophy by Mrs Ruth Maynard.

2019 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

The wife of the late Hec Maynard, Mrs Ruth Maynard congratulating Toni & Glen Zeimer,
Cedar Park Charbrays

The winning nomination that was submitted by a fellow member for consideration

Hec Maynard Memorial Award Nomination
Being an active member of the Charbray Society of Aust means that we have a real interest in promoting the benefits the breed has to offer the beef breeding industry.

We can go about this in a number of different ways. We all like to promote our own individual studs, the quality of our cattle and how they would be the right genetics for you. While promoting the breed as a whole to the beef industry is what we want, it’s normally a bridge too far for a lot of us. It is easier to leave that to the society’s management.
This couldn’t be further from the case for the family that I would like to nominate for the Hec Maynard Award. For them, just having good quality bulls for the National Sale each year isn’t enough. If there’s a Society event on they are involved, helping wherever possible and if it is not possible, they normally make it possible. Swapping work rosters is never an issue.

From manning sites at field days and other Society events, which to them isn’t just turning up, it is supplying cooking for smoko’s etc, as well as adding to the events attractions with extra promotional ideas. If these events involve supplying cattle they make sure they have some available. Even if it means entering some of your good replacement heifers in a feedlot trial because your cull heifers just weren’t heavy enough at the time.

2018/2019 saw them enter the show ring for the first time with their cattle, enjoying success flying their flag and helping gain exposure around the Central Qld circuit.

But again, what really sets this family apart from the rest is the extra initiatives they come up with to gain maximum exposure for Society events. There is no better example than having Charbray Beef from our society feedlot trail on the menus and in the headlines all over Central Qld. Their initiative, what can we do with all this quality MSA graded Charbray meat. If that wasn’t enough, then certainly entering and taking out Champion Chef in Central Qld’s Battle of the Breeds Cook Off was further icing on the promotional cake. At all times proudly wearing the Charbray cap, again this was just that little bit more that could be done. Our breeds own celebrity chef!!

In summery if promoting the breed is the criteria for the Hec Maynard Memorial award, then it is without hesitation that I nominate….. Glen & Toni Zeimer & Family Cedar Park Charbrays



2018 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

2018 Nominee's
The following members were recognised as 2018 nominees of the Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence, for their pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed and Society.

  • Trevor & Lolita Ford, Wattlebray Charbrays
  • Glen & Toni Zeimer, Cedar Park Charbrays
  • Chas & Judy Nobbs, Cordelia Charbrays

All Nominees were presented with a memento of their nomination.  

The Winner of the  2018  Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence
Chas & Judy Nobbs Cordelia Charbrays

Chas & Judy were presented with a $500 product voucher from our sponsor Blue Ribbon Stockfeeds & the Hec Maynard Trophy by Mrs Ruth Maynard.

2018  Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

The wife of the late Hec Maynard, Mrs Ruth Maynard, Les Marshall President of the Charbray Society &
Chas & Judy Nobbs

The winning nomination that was submitted for consideration by fellow members.

Cordelia Charbray Stud is run as a family business with support from their children and spouses. Cordelia has been a registered stud for over 16 years. The Nobbs Family and are known as the quiet achievers, being very successful with their Charbray cattle over many years. 2018 results speak for themselves with Chas and Judy's on-going wins and promotion of Charbrays through Stud, Commercial and Carcase competitions.

Grand Champion Charbray Bull, Beef 2018 Stud Competition
Placed in top 5 Bulls, Beef 2018 Interbreed Competition
Champion Pen of Grass-fed heifers, Beef 2018 Commercial Competition
1st grass-fed pen of steers 560/650 kgs
1st grass-fed pen of steers 640/760 kgs
3rd grass-fed pen of steers 520/760 kgs HGP
Reserve Champion Pen of steers, Beef 2018 Commercial Competition
Most successful exhibitor, Biloela Show 2018
Champion Heifer, Biloela Show 2018
Champion pen of steers and heifers, Biloela Show 2018

Chas and Judy are passionate advocates of Charbray cattle and these results show they are pursing excellence with their breeding programme which in turn gives way to invaluable  promotion of Charbray genetics.



2017 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

2017 Nominee's
The  following members were recognised as 2017 nominees of the Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence, for their pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed and Society.

  • Mr. Greg & Mrs. Tracey Lee, Diamond L Charbrays
  • Mr. Gary Johncock, Manager, Colinta Charbrays 

Both Nominees were presented with $500 in Vouchers from Allflex & Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

Announcing the recipient of the 2017  Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

Mr. Gary Johncock

2017 Hec Maynard Trophy - Winner - Gary Johncock.

Unfortunately Gary was unable to attend the presentation however we would like to pass on our Congratulations this is a richly deserved win for Gary, we appreciate your on-going pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed.

The winning nomination that was submitted for consideration by fellow members.

Gary is a great promoter and supporter in all aspects of the Charbray breed both nationally and internationally. He is a widely regarded cattle judge, having judged Charbray (Canchim) in countries such as Brazil on a number of occasions.

Gary has been actively showing Charbray cattle for 20 years or more, past Champions to his credit include Colinta Vantage who went on to sell for a record price of $21 000 at the Charbray National Sale.  These genetics are evident within many studs throughout the country. Gary’s most recent showing success culminated in being awarded the Grand Champion Bull and Grand Champion Female at the 2017 Brisbane Royal Show.

Through the dedication and support of people like Gary, we can keep the Society functioning to its capacity. This grassroots support should never be under estimated and is and will be the driving force behind the success of our Society and therefore our breed.



2016 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

2016 Nominee's
The following members were recognised as 2016 nominee's of the Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence, for their pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed and Society.

Mr. John & Mrs. Roz Mercer Kandanga Valley Charbrays
Mr. Bruce & Mrs. Sue Mikkelsen, Wiluna Charbrays

Both Nominees were presented with a $500 Allflex voucher kindly donated by Allflex.

Announcing the recipient of the 2016  Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

Mr. Bruce & Mrs. Sue Mikkelsen, Wiluna Charbrays

2016 Hec Maynard Trophy Winners Bruce & Sue Mikkelsen, Wiluna Charbrays.

Congratulations Bruce & Sue, a well deserved win for your on-going pursuit of excellence,
dedication and service to the Charbray Breed.

The winning nomination that was submitted for consideration by fellow members.

Bruce is currently an active member of Council although his and Sues commitment to the breed dates back many years. They have embraced the objective of the Society which is to encourage the improvement, exhibition and sale of Charbray cattle.

Bruce's eagerness and dedication to help the Society has never been more evident than with the establishment of the 2016 Inaugural Charbray and Charbray Infused Prime and store Cattle Show & Sale of which Bruce was one of the main drivers.

Bruce quietly worked behind the scenes in insuring this event was successful including securing our hosts Brad & Donna McInally, Monto Cattle & Country, he canvassed participants, sort sponsors, provided sponsorship and cattle for the sale.

This sale not only proved to be a promotional win for Charbray cattle but also provided a financial boost for the Society and has been earmarked to be staged annually.

We feel this type of commitment embraces the pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed and Society and that Bruce & Sue would be deserving winners of the 2016 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence.



2015 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

2015 Nominee's
The following members have been recognised as 2015 nominee's of the Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence for their pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed and Society.
Mr. Paul Connor, Rosewood Charbrays
Mr. Chas & Mrs. Judy Nobbs, Cordelia Charbrays

Both Nominees were presented with a $500 Allflex voucher kindly donated by Allflex.
As of 2015 Allflex will be an ongoing support sponsor of this award and will be providing Allflex vouchers to the final two nominees on a yearly basis.     

Announcing the recipient of the 2015 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence
Mr. Chas & Mrs. Judy Nobbs, Cordelia Charbrays
Congratulations Chas & Judy, a well deserved win for your on-going pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed.
Below is Chas & Judys winning nomination that was submitted for consideration by fellow members.

2015 Hec Maynard Trophy Winners Chas & Judy Nobbs of Cordelia Charbrays.

Chas and Judy Nobbs would be worthy winners of the Hec Maynard Trophy. Their name has been associated with quality Charbray cattle for decades. They breed both quality stud and commercial animals, which are keenly sort after. They are quiet achievers of our breed that are very dedicated to the Charbray cause. Chas and Judy are very humble people that have a passion and vision for our breed that we could all learn from. The success that they accomplished at Beef 2015 commercial cattle championships was exceptional. The Nobbs family won champion pen of grass-fed females, reserve champion pen of grass-fed females and champion pen of grass-fed steers. Also at Biloela show they received champion steer, champion pen of steers, champion pen of females, champion and reserve champion single female. They also claimed champion female carcase at the Callide Dawson valley carcase competition. With these results and the promotion that Charbray cattle receive from this I believe that Chas and Judy should be thanked for their contribution by receiving the Hec Maynard Trophy.



2014 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

2014 Nominee's

The following members have been recognised as 2014 nominee's of the Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence for their pursuit of excellence, dedication and service to the Charbray Breed and Society.

Mrs. Jill Olman (Life Member), Namlo Charbrays
Mr. Gary Johncock, Colinta Charbrays
Mr. Kerod Lindley, Spring-Villa Charbrays

Announcing the recipient of the 2014 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

Mr Kerod Lindley, Spring-Villa Charbrays

Kerods dedication and service combined with his passion and vision for our breed and the Society without doubt show's he is a very deserving recipient. Congratulations Kerod! Below is Kerods winning nomination that was submitted for consideration by fellow members.

Kerod is currently an active member of Council although his association with the breed dates back many years. This includes previous terms on Council. During this time Kerod has promoted the breed and the Society both commercially and to its member base. The struggle to keep the Society office and herd book not just going but growing has been at the fore front of his intentions. Proof of this is his willingness to dip into his own pocket for breed promotion as well as genetics.

Kerods generosity includes the building and funding of a Billboard in consultation with Council, then going the extra step to set up a fund to help establish more of this promotion. This fund includes offering members access to his genetics for donations back to Society for this cause. He has also being the driving force behind the Society's steer project, making several personal donations over the years for the betterment of the Society.

Kerods eagerness and dedication to help the Society has never been more evident than at Beef Expo's. He was hands on in bringing together the Societies commitment to support the school teams judging at this major tri-annual event. His efforts in setting up the Societies site and manning it are certainly noticeable.

The Charbray breed is finally moving ahead under the vision of this award's figurehead, Mr Hec Maynard. The effort and passion that Kerod exerts in this area proves he certainly shares that vision and is very deserving of this award.

 

The Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

A very surprised and humbled Kerod Lindley accepts this Trophy of Excellence
from Hec's wife Ruth Maynard and son in-law Les Marshall



2013 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

The inaugural 2013 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence recipient was announced at the 2013 Pr-Sale Meet and Greet on the 24th of September.

Hec's wife, Mrs Ruth Maynard presented Welsh Cattle Co, Huntington Charbrays as the 2013 inaugural winners. The Welsh families passion for and commitment to the Breed is evident across the board. Their efforts not only through their own operation, rewarded with the record for the top price Charbray Bull sold at auction of $27 000; their hands on approach to supporting the Society and its Members in any way they can. This true commitment to the breed and the Society has to be admired by all. Congratulations Welsh Cattle Co.

2013 Inaugural Presentation…..View Now Mrs Ruth Maynard's, a truly inspirational lady who gives an incredible personal historical account of the breeds early years and our founding President, Hec Maynard's passion influence and foresight.

 

The Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence

Ruth Maynard, took great pride in presenting the inaugural 2013 Hec Maynard Memorial Trophy of Excellence
to Welsh Cattle Co, Huntington Charbrays, Taroom. Picture here with Rachel, Matt, and Luke Welsh.


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