The purpose of the Cattle Camp is to encourage rural youth aged 8 to 25 to take an active interest in agriculture and the beef cattle industry. The Camp is a four day program and will include a range of activities for the participants. There will be both theory sessions (informative discussions with experienced speakers) and practical sessions (Preparing an animal for Show, Grooming and Parading). The participants will compete in competitions for Stud Cattle and Prime Cattle Judging and Cattle Parading. As part of the Queensland Shows we will also be speaking to Rural Ambassador candidates.
A charity auction will be held on Saturday 29 September in the Mears Pavilion, open to the public and will include (but is not limited to) items such as stock feed, cattle drench and dip, hay, herbicides, welding products, wire, dog food, steel posts, halters, show gear, sporting memorabilia. Proceeds from the auction will be contributed to the Youth Development section of the Toogoolawah Show Society. Each year the Toogoolawah Junior Cattle Camp selects a charity where a percentage of funds raised during the Charity auction going directly to the chosen Charity. For 2018 the committee has decided that 30 per cent of the funds from the charity auction will be used to support Thirsty Cow, a drought relief fund and a local school.
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