New attraction in store for this year’s Monto show
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.