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A Liberty horse performance by four Longreach women drew a huge crowd at the show.

A Liberty horse performance by four Longreach women drew a huge crowd at the show.

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The inaugural Young Farmer Challenge and a Liberty horse performance were amongst the events that entertained good crowds at the Isisford Sheep and Wool show last Saturday.

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The inaugural Young Farmers Challenge and a Liberty horse performance were amongst the events that entertained good crowds at the Isisford Sheep and Wool show last Saturday.

Secretary Liz Turner said numbers were similar to last year and entries greater, possibly a carry-on from the state sheep show at Longreach a week earlier.

Fresh from their win at Longreach, Aramac property Powella showed the champion flock ewe of the show, while Springleigh at Blackall had the champion pen, edging out the local pen from Oma.

Mike and Sue Pratt from Waroona at Stonehenge showed the champion pair of flock fleeces while Yaraka’s Bruce Spence had the grand champion fleece of the show.

The reserve champion ribbon went to Andrew and Louise Martin at Macfarlane, Tambo.

In the trade sheep, Paula Dean at Notus Downs, Longreach was the winner.

Portland Downs showed the champion pen of cattle, while Forrest Park at Blackall had the reserve champion pen.

Blackall’s Helen Aspinall won the open working horse challenge.

Six teams took part in the Young Farmers Challenge, a first-time event for Isisford, with the winners – Katherine Bowler, Ben Elliott, Erin Marks and Courtney Sitters – through to the final at the Ekka in August.

The story Isisford show | Photos first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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