Birdsville Bronco Branding and Campdraft — Volkswagen Campmob

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Birdsville Branding and Campdraft

Birdsville — Thursday, May 03, 2012

of dust rise from the as the group of cattle move around the yard. A voice the loudspeaker announces the name of the team and a group of people from the crowd, ropes at the One, wearing spurs, a horse and begins circling the searching for an unmarked beast to with paint.

Welcome to annual Bronco Branding Teams compete to be the quickest to the required number of cattle the traditional method of branding in the

Before the invention of the calf stockmen were required to calves in the open. They the mob together while a catcher, the head stockman, rode the group on his horse and roped an calf, pulling it to the bronco It would then be secured to the branded and ear-clipped and released the mob within a minute.

This was used on most large until the late sixties. it all but disappeared until the mid-80s, fore-thinking traditionalists launched a form of the practice so the skills disappear. Today, events are throughout the country with a of variations designed to increase spectator entertainment and recognition of

In Birdsville, Bronco Branding is one of the biggest and most anticipated This year, the weekend’s also includes a day of Campdrafting. a traditional and unique competition by Australian bush skills of the A selection of events that the competitors’ handling of cattle, is a test of dexterity, riding and work that enthralls

However, when the sun falls the horizon and floodlights illuminate the it’s the coloured gates in the that attract the crowd’s It’s rodeo time and the is looking for entrants. With a of events held over the of the evening, the rodeo brings of a western tang to the weekend.

an arm in the air, cowboys and girls bucking bulls and bullocks kids ride poddies, triumphant. The crowd watches on, on the fence, cheering and filming.

country music blares the speakers and floodlights illuminate the of dust rising from the space of ground where of all ages are dancing, can of XXXX in Everyone is jubilant, tired and a few are nursing swelling bruises the has just finished and now it’s to celebrate.

This year’s Bronco weekend is almost here and we’re waiting with Beginning with an auction on the of Friday 11th May, the will be held on Saturday May, followed by the rodeo evening. Bronco branding take place on Sunday May.

With a total prize of over $17,000, as well as and ribbons, it’s sure to be a of exhilarating competition and an educational into the history of Australian

Let us know if you would like information about the events or if you are in sponsoring the weekend.


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