Campdaft community turns out

The Toogoolawah Campdraft provided a weekend full of quality drafting competition. Picture: GRACE CRICHTON

It was an action-packed weekend at the Toogoolawah Campdraft from March 8 to 10.

The program kicked off on Friday night with a maiden draft, restricted open draft, and saddle cut-out.

Saturday morning was the kid’s gymkhana, novice draft, open draft, and the feature event, the maiden shootout, followed by novice, junior, and juvenile drafts on Sunday.

The campdraft raised funds to support the Marshalls, a valued family in the campdraft community.

Lisa Marshall sadly lost her husband Reece in January.

Toogoolawah Campdraft committee member Tiara Hurley said the money raised will help her and their four children, Dusty, Steele, Tilly, and Lainey.

“All the proceeds of the raffle plus the stallion auction will go to Lisa’s kids,” she said.

The ten stallion semen lots were also listed on StockLive and fetched up to $2,300.

“People that aren’t at the draft can actually bid on the stallions as well,” Mrs Hurley said.

The event attracted competitors from as far as Julia Creek and was a hit with strong local attendance as well.

“We had 1,800 nominations for the draft all up,” Mrs Hurley said.

“We took about 1,200 because that’s what we were restricted to with our cattle numbers.

“We’ve had fantastic cattle and fantastic weather all weekend.”

Mrs Hurley thanked the show society, who ran the committee, the campdraft committee members, cattle suppliers, and donors to the raffle.