Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

DE­SPITE the drought, record nom­i­na­tions have been re­ceived for the 2014 Birdsville Campdraft, Rodeo and Bronco Brand­ing weekend be­ing held from May 9–11.

The event was first held in 2007 and was a one-day com­pe­ti­tion with an evening rodeo of only three events. This year, the three-day com­pe­ti­tion is topped off with a seven-event rodeo, demon­strat­ing the growth of re­gional events, par­tic­u­larly in the iconic town of Birdsville.

Campdraft com­peti­tor nom­i­na­tions have also grown, reach­ing record nom­i­na­tions ahead of the May event.

But the real at­trac­tion for the hun­dreds of spec­ta­tors, who turn up each year, is the bronco brand­ing.

Birdsville So­cial Club Pres­i­dent Don Ray­ment said this part of weekend put the skills of stock­men on dis­play: turn­ing a tra­di­tional sta­tion prac­tice into a com­pet­i­tive sport. For more de­tails call 07 46560 3321 or email djraymnt@big­

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