Rugged farm tests
FARMING fanatics from across the region converged on the Stanthorpe Showgrounds for the 2013 Team Penning and Campdrafting Weekend.
The two-day event featured a variety of challenges to test entrants' agricultural aptitude.
Winners of the general competition were Keith Thorne, Brian and Terry Hopgood, who each took home $100.
An ever-popular feature of the weekend is the Keith Thorne Building Farmer's Challenge.
This has competitors complete tasks typical of a day on the farm.
Harry Williams, Kylie Collins and Simon Gasparin took out the title this year.
Another highlight of the event was the much- anticipated opening of the new rodeo yards.
This provided an excellent start to an entertaining weekend.
The crowds enjoyed a day of competition on Saturday before kicking up their heels to entertainment in the evening.
Sunday provided a chance for new and experienced campdrafters to hone their skills in the ring, ahead of upcoming competitions.
Get up, roll your swag
Put frying pan on fire, break three eggs into pan (no shell, one broken yolk allowed)
Bang in three steel posts, three feet apart
Put up cattle panels to make a yard
Collect three bales of hay in the wheelbarrow
Wheel around and load into ute
Find the wheel nuts in the bucket of chaff and return to relevant wheels
Transfer water from one basket to another using small container
Drink a can of beer or soft drink
Unroll swag, two go to bed in the swag, third person to tuck them in