BIRDSVILLE NOMINATIONS FLOOD IN
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.