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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.

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