REVIVED: The Baryulgil Charity Sports Club campdraft was revived last year and is set to take place on April 25–27. Photo: Katrina Wade
REVIVED: The Baryulgil Charity Sports Club campdraft was revived last year and is set to take place on April 25–27. Photo: Katrina Wade

Saddle up for Baryulgil draft

COMPETITORS are registering in droves for what would have to be Baryulgil's biggest annual event.

The Baryulgil Charity Sports Club campdraft was revived last year and is set to take place on April 25-27.

Secretary Tom Chevalley said well over 350 entries had been received, and were flowing in at a rate of 30 a day.

And with 1000 head of cattle at their disposal, it looks like another positive year for the Baryulgil draft.

"We've got enough entries for 800 first-round runs," Mr Chevalley said.

Last year was the first time the event had run since the early 2000s.

The competition was formerly held at Yulgilbar Station, but has now moved to Gordon Brook Station.

"The sport itself is growing in size and there were a lot of people in the Baryulgil and Fine Flower communities that were interested in starting it back up," Mr Chevalley said. "On and off, it took us two years to try and actually get it going."

He said last year's draft had 400 runs, and he was expecting this year to be even better, with travel not a limiting factor for competitors.

"They will travel hours to go to a campdraft."

Cattle will be walked in from Gordon Brook Station and the Upper Fine Flower region, with other cattle being sourced from Coaldale and Baryulgil.

Entries close Friday, April 17.



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