CHALLENGE: Cody Sauer, Teagan Bechly, Jack Daniels and Ryan Briskey rolling a bale in Dallarnil.
CHALLENGE: Cody Sauer, Teagan Bechly, Jack Daniels and Ryan Briskey rolling a bale in Dallarnil. Erica Murree

Young Farmers Challenge theme revealed

THE organiser of this year's Young Farmers Challenge at the Monto Show has promised competitors a fun day as he revealed the theme for the upcoming edition.

Toby Worley said he didn't want to give too much away, but said teams would have to live the "Life of a Bore Runner”.

Mr Worley said the competition, the brainchild of Queensland Shows Next Generation committee, aimed to provide "cheap, fun entertainment” for agricutlural shows while showcasing the skills of rural youth.

Last year, the theme was "Stockman's Morning”, which involved competitors getting up out of their swags, lacing their boots up, rolling their swags, throwing a dozen eggs without breaking them, lassoing their horses, rolling a round bale of hay and then watering their horse.

Brodie Dingle, Marty Baubour, Toni Dingle and Stuart Dingle won Monto Show's first Young Farmers Challenge in 2017.
Brodie Dingle, Marty Baubour, Toni Dingle and Stuart Dingle won Monto Show's first Young Farmers Challenge in 2017. Jack Lawrie

Cash prizes are awarded to the winning team and the runner-up, as well as the best-dressed team, donated by Monto Rural Traders, which also put together a showbag for all competing teams.

Mr Worley said previous fancy dress entrants had included teams clad all in fluorescent, and teams with flannelette shirts and chequered pants.

Mr Worley, who previously competed in the Young Farmers Challenge at the Esk Show, said the competition was a "fun, light-hearted event”.

The competition is sponsored by Monto Rural Traders.


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