As with previous years the Queensland Angus State Committee had a display at Farmfest. Every year we ask our state breeders who are showing cattle to bring their animals for display purposes. This year we had several bulls from Jondaryan Angus and both a bull and cow/calf unit from Carabar Angus.
Prior to the event we asked all state breeders to send some information about their up-coming sales etc. by way of flyers, newsletters or other promotional material that promoted their stud. The information we received was then compiled within Queensland Angus promotional bags. Throughout the three days over three hundred of these bags were handed out proving the value of these bags. Thanks to those members who contributed material.
Highly used AI sire Carabar Docklands was the bull on display which was used for the guess the weight competition. Weight guessing was continued over the three days with his weight of 1152kg being disclosed mid-afternoon on day three.
Our state committee also supplied CAAB meat packs each afternoon drawn to a lucky person who participated in the guess the weight that day.
Sincere thanks goes to both the Davey and Hegarty families for bringing cattle, Mike of Angliss Meats who again cooked CAAB steaks throughout the event for public taste testing. Thanks to those people who also helped set up and pull down the site along with those who helped man it throughout the period.
On the 16th of May our vice-chairman Denis Davey and wife Mrs Davey hosted our general meeting at their property on the southern edges of Jondaryan. It is the intentions of the committee to hold meetings outside the rooms of pubs and clubs in order to make the day's travel a little more worthwhile and interesting.
The meeting was held within the area of their sale day canteen where good discussions and ideas took place. Following the meeting we were shown a good draft of their up-coming Jondaryan Angus sale bulls.
All refreshments, including lunch, were with compliments of the Davey family. Thanks to those who attended and to the Davey’s for accommodating the day.