HELPER: Geoff Beddow (right) has been helping out producers at the Stanthorpe show for as long as he can remember. He stands with Des Day, and Bruce Einam at the prime cattle auction.
HELPER: Geoff Beddow (right) has been helping out producers at the Stanthorpe show for as long as he can remember. He stands with Des Day, and Bruce Einam at the prime cattle auction. Samantha Wantling

Meet the man carting cattle to the show free of charge

EUKEY man Geoff Beddow spends up to six hours travelling to and from the Stanthorpe Show each year with cattle on his truck. The cattle aren't his and he won't take home a single cent from carting.

It's what Mr Beddow describes as his way to give back to the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society and local producers.

"If you don't do it to help them out you may not get the cattle there,” he said.

"They might fold out. It's nearly folded up before.”

He's been carting cattle for free to the Stanthorpe Show and this weekend to the Allora Show asking for only fuel costs.

It's not Mr Beddow's first involvement with the Stanthorpe Show. He used to be heavily involved in the rodeo and campdraft committees.

Although Mr Beddow can cart in six to seven lots of cattle, ideally he hopes not to bring back any, indicating a good day in the saleyards.

"The young fellas I cart to the show, they're making a good name for themselves,” he said.

This week Mr Beddow will be back in business, carting cattle off to the Clifton Show.

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