February 24, 2014
A couple of welcome showers of rain settled the dust at Saturday’s Cooyar Show but weren’t enough to get show organisers worried or local farmers excited.
Cooyar Agricultural Society president Tom Gillies told southburnett.com.au the rain – which everyone wants – didn’t cause any problems for the show.
He was very happy with the way the show went off, and although gate figures were yet to be worked out, he believed the numbers were comparable with last year.
Mr Gillies said every year the Show Society tried to do something “a little bit different”.
“This year we had ‘Rooftop Express’ who were at last year’s Ekka,” he said.
“Rooftop” refers to the fact that the comedy duo can entice bullocks up onto the roof of a gooseneck truck.
Other highlights at the 2014 Cooyar Show included a post-ripping competition, a shearing demonstration and the always-popular Bull Ride in the evening.
Mr Gillies said pavilion entries were down a bit “but what would your expect with this drought”.
Steward Paul Cronin was pleased with the entries in the equestrian competitions, especially in the ponies section where numbers were up.
The show was officially opened by legendary Queensland Country Life cattle market analyst and columnist Stan Wallace.
[Photos: Clive Lowe Photography and southburnett.com.au]