of the Show
In 1962 The Landsborough Flock Ewe Show Society was established by Rob Archer and Jeremy King, who had both recently returned to their fathers properties at Muttaburra, after jackarooing on the famous “Uardry Stud” near Hay, NSW, for a number of years. While at the stud, they witnessed first-hand the Hay Flock Ewe Show, run in conjunction with the annual Hay Show. It was the first Flock Ewe Show to be established in Australia.
On arriving back home to the Muttaburra District, they felt that the competition the Hay Flock Ewe Show provided would benefit many local graziers, keen to improve their flocks and showcase their hard work in producing fine quality sheep & wool.
The enthusiasm and focus of those who worked to establish the Landsborough Flock Ewe Show Society all those years ago was extraordinary, and the LFESS went on to achieve its founding objective of encouraging woolgrowers to breed better sheep for this environment. Through competing, these district woolgrowers learnt much more about breeding, bloodlines and the finer points of wool than they might have learnt otherwise. It became a quest for knowledge that has enhanced the wool industry in Central Western Queensland, as other districts soon adopted a similar competition.
The Show has become an integral part of the district and throughout the Central West, enhancing social interaction and providing an outlet for the many talented committee members, both men and women, whose efforts in providing hospitality, interest, information and entertainment became such an integral part of the show.
In the early 70’s, the women introduced pavilion stalls, where all sorts of commodities were available for sale. This made the Landsborough Flock Ewe Show a very popular destination for all visitors. It also proved to be very successful financially over the ensuing years for the stall holders.
The name Landsborough Flock Ewe Show Society has recently been changed to the Muttaburra Stock Show Society, but the original intent remains, as does the will to make the Show a great day for all who attend.
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