March 14, 2017
An invitation has been issued to the young people of the South Burnett … demonstrate your passion and get involved in your local agricultural show.
The challenge came from Justin Matthews, who officially opened the 59th Proston Show on Saturday.
Justin won the Nanango Rural Ambassador title at Nanango Show last year; then went on to win the South Burnett Sub-Chamber event.
He then went to the Brisbane Exhibition where he took out the Queensland title.
Justin will now compete against other State winners for the National title at the 2017 Geelong Show in October.
His passion for agriculture has taken him far, and that was the message he wanted to share at Proston.
He said the young people who were competing in the ring or the pavilion competitions had a passion for what they were doing.
“I issue a challenge to these young competitors to show that passion and develop it into other things in future,” he said.
The Proston Show also marked a farewell for local MP Jeff Seeney, who has announced he won’t be re-standing for Callide. New electorate boundaries have also moved Proston out of Callide.
Mr Seeney said he had been attending the Proston Show since he was elected, but next time he would be sitting in the grandstand rather than with the official party.
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The Proston Show always has a strong cattle competition, and 2017 was no exception.
Steward Michael Duff said 150 head were entered in the Stud Beef competitions, including more British breeds than have been entered for 20 years.
Some new breeds also made their debut.
The 2017 Supreme Champion was a 13-month-old Limousin heifer from the Sowden family’s Five Star Limousins in Kingaroy.
The dam of “Five Star Dark’n'Delicious’” is Ekka Interbreed champion “Oakwood Fiddlez”.