Burnett’s newest Rural Ambassador
A strong line-up at Eidsvold competition
THE Burnett’s new Rural Ambassador is the ultimate country boy.
Teebar’s Ewan Rockemer is equipped with a giant grin and a passion for all things rural, making him the perfect Rural Ambassador.
The 23-year-old has been involved with the Teebar Show his whole life and began competing in the handling and judging stud cattle competitions from the age of eight.
He has gone on to a behind-the-scenes role, and is the current Teebar Show and Sports Association Inc vice president.
But Mr Rockemer’s involvement with country shows reached a new height when he was crowned the 2016 Burnett Rural Ambassador on July 2.
“I love the land and am very passionate about genetic improvement and meeting market specs within our commercial and stud herds,” he said.
Mr Rockemer holds qualifications in agriculture and has been across Australia to see how properties operate.
“I travelled and worked on many cattle stations throughout Queensland, Northern Territory, and Western Australia, and now I have come home to take on the challenge of constantly trying to improve and innovate new farming practices on the family farm,” he said.
On top of heading to the Ekka for the state Rural Ambassador competition, Mr Rockemer has an exciting future planned.
“My ambition is to continue the family legacy, improve and expand, whilst staying sustainable and viable so that future generations can succeed,” he said.
“I also have a keen interest to continue to showcase our animals at agricultural shows and field days in prime and stud cattle events. I have been on the land all my life, lived, breathed and worked cattle and horses as well as all other aspects of country life.”
To make the experience even more special, Mr Rockemer competed alongside his partner, Teebar Miss Showgirl Kyrah Drayton. The 2016 Burnett Rural Ambassador runner-up was Eidsvold’s own Toby Hamilton.
PASSIONATE PROMOTERS: Pictured here are the judges and some of the Rural Ambassador contestants. Ewan Rockemer is third from left.