When the local show was not able to be held on its usual weekend the Cooyar Agricultural Society decided to expand the campdrafting section out from its usual day-and-a-half program.
It is used to managing a program of up to 1000 nominations but to cater for the 1260 nominations this year, it started at 5.30 on Friday and Saturday mornings to make the most of available daylight.
The result is all the more remarkable given that the three-day Burrandowan campdraft was also taking place 100km up the road.
One of the organisers, Paul Barron said they had had a couple of hundred people on a waitlist that they couldn’t fit in.
The program included a ladies draft for the first time in 20-plus years.
Cattle were all donated from properties in the…