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Blackbutt Celebrates ‘Fantastic’ Show

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Mikaela Ross, from Goomeri, with "Bowenfels Stockman" ... Mikaela will be representing the South Burnett in Stud Beef Paraders at the Ekka after winning the Sub-Chamber final on Saturday

May 22, 2017

The 83rd annual Blackbutt Show had something for everyone this year – a dog show, a large equestrian competition, woodchopping and the finals of several Sub-Chamber competitions to determine who will represent the South Burnett at the Ekka.

Mikaela Ross, from Goomeri, who was leading an Angus bull “Bowenfels Stockman”, won the Stud Beef Paraders competition, ahead of Summar Haynes, from St George, who led a Charolais bull “Larrikin”, and Stephanie Flint, from Proston, who came in third spot with her Limousin cow “Lola”.

Other Sub-Chamber results decided at Blackbutt were the Stud Beef and Prime Beef Young Judges competition, and the Ute Muster (which was held on Friday night).

southburnett.com.au will publish the the rest of the Sub-Chamber results when they become available.

Richard O’Neill OAM, a legend in show circles, officially opened the show.

He said that he had been coming to the Blackbutt Show for years and over that time he had seen it develop and expand.

“It is a fantastic show here now and I hope you keep on improving,” Mr O’Neill said.

A highlight for the crowd this year was a stunt pushbike rider who entertained the crowd with several shows.

In the Pavilions, there was needlework, culinary, caged birds, photography and a beautiful – and very perfumed – display of cut flowers.

The Timbertowns Woodworking Group had a crowd in their shed watching them create vases and other wooden items.

Cherbourg band Muddy Flats took to the stage in the evening.

The day was topped off in the usual way, with a large display fireworks.

Mikaela Ross shows her winning style in the Parader competition

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell (blue shirt) with QCAS South Burnett delegate Richard O'Neill OAM, who officially opened the show; Blackbutt Show Society treasurer David Robison, secretary Jeanette Berry, and president Jamie Marriott

Blackbutt Show Society member Peter Scarborough with South Burnett Deputy Mayor Kathy Duff

Jack Argent, a member of the Australian woodchopping team, easily won the Under 21 final

Show volunteer Jane Steley was impressed by the displays in the floral pavilion

Derek Ralph, from the Timbertowns Woodworking Group, was demonstrating how to turn wood


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