Ekka in need of beef up
I VISITED the Ekka on Monday with friends from Singapore who wished to take their children to an event that is not available over there.
We were sorely disappointed. About 30 beef cattle were on display. We were informed the judging was last week and that the exhibitors transported the cattle out on Sunday night.
When I asked why, I was astounded that the RNA charges $160 a day per animal. It is a stall, not a hotel room. There were not enough dairy cattle to make a herd, no deer, a handful of pigs and more bacon in Coles.
The Ekka is dominated by sideshows and not much else.
The public, exhibitors and show people are charged a fortune. Yet we are getting less and less for our dollar.
Bring back the Ekka’s stated principal aim of promoting and encouraging the agricultural, industrial and cultural resources of Queensland, because at the moment it is a poor showing of very little. A small-town country show is better value. Don Todorovic, Ferny Hills