News

Blackbutt Show cattle judging offers big prizemoney

Glen Argent, Jamie Marriot and Gavin Jones at the Blackbutt Show last year.
Glen Argent, Jamie Marriot and Gavin Jones at the Blackbutt Show last year. Kate Darvall

GOOD things comes to those who wait and if cattle showing and judging is your thing than holding out until the last show on the 2017 circuit will pay dividends.

Blackbutt is set to host the South Burnett Sub-chamber cattle judging finals this Saturday.

This means young and old showman and women from across the district will bring out their best.

Local stud cattleman Glen Argent is one of the helpers putting the show on and he says it will be great.

"The tropical breeds, the euro breeds and English breeds will be all on show down there and we're expecting a record numbers down here,” Mr Argent said.

"We're looking at more than 100 head entered into the judging.”

Cattle and their handlers will come from across the North and South Burnett, Toowoomba and the wider Darling Downs.

"We have $6000 in prizes for lead steer competition, there's a heavy weight comp, a medium weight and light weight competition and with each first will take home cash and prizes to value of $1500,” Mr Argent said.

"It's the biggest led steer prize in, if not in the South and North Burnett, possibly the Darling Downs.”

Mr Argent said this record prize pool was only possible thanks to supporting businesses.

"We had kind donations of cash and prizes from throughout South Burnett, from businesses like Ken Mills Machinery, Ollies Mower Centre amd the Yarraman Quarry,” he said.

"There's a hell of a lot of good sponsors, like Aussie Land and Livestock, Elders Insurance Kingaroy and Riverina Stock Feeds.”

The stud cattle judging will start at 8am on May 20.

South Burnett

Topics:  blackbutt show cattle judging things to do south burnett whatson


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Wait a minute, Mr Postman: 4306 up for debate

TOWN HALL: Australia post Queensland State manager Angela Creedon and area manager Cole James address Blackbutt residents over postcode issues.

Australia post may finally move on postcode.

Cash juggle to fund hall move

The final piece of the hall being moved in Blackbutt last week.

Council needed to find $160,000 to finish the job.

Five things to do this weekend

MAN IN BLACK: Jeff Carter as Johnny Cash.

There's plenty on this weekend in the South Burnett.

Local Partners

Buskers wanted for Avocado Festival

BLACKBUTT Avocado Festival organisers are on the hunt for buskers to perform at the 2017 event.

Working class? Man, Gympie's got the show for you

Jimmy Barnes

Aussie rock icons coming to Gympie for 150th celebrations.

Tables turn as rescue crew takes on gruelling mountain

EPIC CHALLENGE: Hundreds of runners will tackle the 4.2km run from the heart of Pomona to the top of Mt Cooroora and back on Sunday.

They are usually the people coming to the rescue of adventurers

VIDEO: Girls can feel safe at Splendour

Punters at Splendour in the Grass 2016 at Byron Bay.

High visibility police will be among the crowd at all times

Maggie's whirlwind trip around Japan

Cooking icon serves up the best of Japanese cuisine and shows you how to make it at home in her new TV special.

Exploring our complex relationship with the Southern Cross

Warwick Thornton in a scene from his documentary film We Don't Need A Map.

Filmmaker Warwick Thornton explores national identity, nationalism.

Ben will be cooking with Oma

Masterchef 2017 contestant Ben Ungermann.

MASTERCHEF'S last man standing will draw on his Dutch heritage.

Prince Charles and Camilla heading for Qld

Prince Charles and Camilla

It promises to be a holiday fit for a King

Eddie McGuire to come back as Footy Show co-host

Eddie McGuire at the Million Dollar Lunch annual fundraiser for the Children's Cancer Foundation in Melbourne, Friday, Aug. 6, 2015. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy) NO ARCHIVING

Footy Show axes Craig Hutchison, Sam Newman survives

Channing Tatum’s cheeky $2400 sex toy prank

Channing Tatum in a scene from "Kingsman: The Golden Circle".

Channing Tatum went all out with his prank this time

Still downloading Game of Thrones? Expect a letter

You mean to tell me HBO want to protect one of the world’s most popular shows?

HBO title holds record as most illegally downloaded show

Owner tells of ghostly goings on at old Mackay pub

GHOST STORIES: Several people have died at the Mirani Hotel

Owner says pub is 'definitely haunted'

Developers 'pushing the envelope' with subdivisions

Darren Boettcher.

"When I said the block couldn't be subdivided, he just walked out"

'We don't want taken away': Death of big block lifestyle

BACKYARD BATTLE: Residents on Laloki St, Camira are desperately fighting to stop a subdivision and construction of a duplex going ahead in their street.

Wide open spaces could be thing of the past

Locky eyes next 'series' win

WINNING COMBINATION: Rugby league great Darren Lockyer is to launch his collection of house designs with Ausmar on Saturday at Caloundra.

NRL legend Darren Lockyer in Sunshine Coast partnership

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!