New at­trac­tion in store for this year’s Monto show

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

THIS YEAR, for the first time, the Monto and District Show will be host­ing a brah­man fea­ture.

In a meet­ing last night, the show com­mit­tee con­firmed the South Queens­land branch of the Aus­tralian Brah­man Breed­ers As­so­ci­a­tion would hold its fea­ture event at the Monto show.

For the breed­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tion, it will be con­sid­ered a trial run for the BeefWeek event in Rock­hamp­ton next year.

Show so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Amanda Goody said the event was a big grab for the Monto show.

“Some of our ste­wards from the stud sec­tion sug­gested we have a fea­ture show this year,” Mrs Goody said.

“They tossed and turned be­tween the dif­fer­ent breeds and brah­man came out on top.

“It’s an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity for the show so­ci­ety to show­case the brah­man breed at a fea­ture show.”

Brah­man breed­ers in the district will be able to show off their stock, with money and rib­bon prizes up for grabs.

The fea­ture show will start at 8am on the Satur­day of the show, April 29, and is ex­pected to run for most of the day.

The usual Monto and District Show stud event will take place the next day.

Mrs Goody said a few fa­mil­iar events had to be shuf­fled around to ac­com­mo­date the new fea­ture.

“Usu­ally we have a rodeo on Satur­day night as our draw­card, but un­for­tu­nately due to sched­ul­ing prob­lems we are go­ing to be hav­ing the Rooftop Ex­press in­stead,” she said.

The Rooftop Ex­press show, led by horse trainer David Man­chon, took the Bris­bane Ekka by storm in 2013.

It’s a lar­rikin com­edy show in­volv­ing highly trained horses, cat­tle and dogs where the main event is mus­ter­ing cat­tle onto the top of a 12m goose­neck car­a­van trailer.

FEA­TURE EVENT: The brah­man fea­ture will be a first for the Monto show.

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