COUNTRY ADVENTURE: The annual Monto cattle drive will be on June 4-5, with registration deadline May 20.
COUNTRY ADVENTURE: The annual Monto cattle drive will be on June 4-5, with registration deadline May 20. Emily Smith

Cattle drive back in Monto next month

MONTO'S traditional and beloved annual cattle drive and muster will be back for another year.

Made possible by the Monto and District Show Society, organiser Michelle Goody said it was a chance for people to see how a cattle property was run.

"On the Saturday, we're going for a real cattle and bullock muster," she said.

"We are going to bring the cattle in and dip them, giving people an opportunity to see how it's done.

"You can just come and watch, or get in on the action.

"And for those that do live on a property, they can see how a different one is run."

The muster is predicted to take up the entire day at the Girlie Goody's Malakoff Appletree yards in Moonford.

"It will take us all morning to find the cattle and put them together in a mob," she said.

"The cattle will be drafted to send to a carcass competition."

About 90 cattle will be there to be mustered.

The Sunday will incorporate a trail ride, with participants purely on horseback making their way through beautiful country.

"There'll be no cattle in that one, we'll be riding through 20 kilometres," Mrs Goody said.

"An unlimited number of riders can join us for that."

And if not taking part in either, an evening of entertainment will be happening on the Saturday that is open to everyone.

"We will have a big campfire dinner, with some bush poetry and other entertainment, for a relaxing and fun evening," Mrs Goody said.

"We'd love for locals to get involved with any of the activities over the weekend."

"We have been going for about 15 years," Mrs Goody said.

"The money raised will be going into the show society."

Registrations for the master and trail ride close on May 20.

To book or for more information call Mrs Goody on 41665269 or email micheleclyde@bigpond.com.


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