Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Eidsvold Show campdraft canned

Eliza Rogers, Wednesday April 16, 2014 - 11:18 EST
ABC image
Campdrafters haven't had much of a run since the dry set in. - ABC

Queensland's Eidsvold Show campdraft has been cancelled because of a lack of cattle.

The event requires up to 450 cattle, but show president Anthony Coates says the dry summer has left a big stock gap.

"Most good cattle managers were forced to sell cattle because of the dry weather and the lack of feed running into winter."

He says numbers in the show's cattle section will be down, but he expects quality to be high.

"We have a very strong prime cattle competition... our local producers are very keen on showing their cattle and they keep cattle back for it and look after them."

The section normally attracts about 200 head.

The show will be held on May 4.


- ABC

© ABC 2014

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Spring starting damp in WA

18:11 EST

The Southwest Land Division is starting spring as winter ended, wet, helping grain crops recover after a drier-than-normal winter The Southwest Land Division dried out during August then picked up reasonable rain at the end of the month and is about to get spring off to a wet start, giving grain farmers some hope.

Rains fall across Mallee over weekend but farmers want more

16:36 EST

Broadacre crop growers in the Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria could be able to minimise losses from severe frost if they get more decent rain.

South Australia warned of another severe bushfire season

15:08 EST

The latest bushfire outlook has warned of a heightened risk of fires across South Australia this summer.