Flocking to Muttaburra show

New competitions and old favourites at Landsborough Flock Ewe Show


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Trying to set off dog traps buried in the sand and guessing the weight of Ronnie the big boar pig were just two of the new attractions for patrons at the Landsborough Flock Ewe show at Muttaburra on the weekend.

Trying to set off dog traps buried in the sand and guessing the weight of Ronnie the big boar pig were just two of the new attractions for patrons at the Landsborough Flock Ewe show at Muttaburra on the weekend.

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One of the first flock ewe shows in Queensland in 1962, Saturday's show was a quieter affair in its 57th year but patrons enjoyed a bright cool day to test out all the trade displays on offer.

The little show entertained with a fashion parade, a talent show and live music after a big day competing in sheep, wool, sheep dog and cattle competitions.

Youngsters flocked to compete in all junior judging opportunities, which judge Bob Tully, Landmark, said was the best part of his job.

"Seeing their faces, the concentration, the reasoning - it's great that they're so involved," he said.

Olivia Robertson won the jumbuck judging while Bess Thomas was second and Annabell Wehl was third.

In the older age group, James Beutell was the winner and Hannah Keeve and Lisa Lloyd were second and third.

In the sheep junior judging, Lisa Lloyd collected the blue ribbon with Lachlan Haslan second and Jack Gill third.

Phoebe Webb showed her skill in the 11 and under age group, ahead of Claudia Brown and Cooper Hay.

There was also junior cattle judging to keep everyone going, won by Lachlan Haslan, with Nick Mann second and Josie Hetherinton third.

Eve Wallis took the honours in the younger cattle judging group, followed by Phoebe Webb and Eli Wallis.

Phoebe managed to win herself $200 in the dog trapping competition while Nugget Forster and Jock Walker Campbell shared $200 in the pig weight guessing competition.

Blackall's Michael Rigby won both the open and novice sheep dog trials, with Taxi in the open and with Sybil in the novice.

Hugh Button's Roy was second in both competitions.

The photography competition was also keenly contested, giving judge Debbie Scott plenty to think about.

The champion print, a portrait, was submitted by local resident Bill Spence and was described as a beautiful image, using sepia that gave an overall artistic impression.

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