Who's afraid of a few big bad bulls?
I'D LIKE to thank everyone who sent in kind words about my column/speech last week from the North Burnett Ag Forum.
I was a little nervous putting it out there like that, but your acceptance has been gratifying.
Unfortunately, I may have spoken too soon when I declared I would commit myself to being on call to spread the stories of the rural community, because I went to the All Breeds Bull Sale in Monto on Saturday and it's fair to say I was pretty overwhelmed.
First of all, it's not you, it's me.
I'm normally pretty good at negotiating the ag community, but this sale was full on to another level.
Everything was so bustling I couldn't find purchase.
It's why my article on the event (page 13) mainly focused on the one horse being sold, because I could appreciate the novelty.
I'd say what the experience taught me is that you need to be in a certain mindset for these events.
I've been able to handle them fairly reliably in the past, but for some reason I wasn't feeling it this week.
The crowds were big and everyone was focused on the action.
The last time I covered something like that was the Brahman Feature at the Monto Show earlier in the year, and I could get to grips with that.
I still remember the tied testicle that was the decider between runner-up and champion.