Dajarra bucks up for rodeo

WAHOO: Marshall McCulloch had the only qualified time in last year's poddy ride. Picture: Derek Barry.
WAHOO: Marshall McCulloch had the only qualified time in last year's poddy ride. Picture: Derek Barry.

It’s that time of year when the red dust of Dajarra will fly high above the rodeo ring again.

The 2018 Dajarra Rodeo is on this weekend and the event is expected to attract big crowds from across the region with plenty of old-fashioned fun on offer.

The dedicated Dajarra committee and volunteers have been hard at work over the last two weeks with preparations for their big weekend.

Crowds will be entertained by the music delights of bush band Bulldust on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Rodeo-goers should stock up on cash before they leave as there are no ATMs available. 

Campdrafting action starts Friday morning with the juvenile, junior and mini drafts.

The Dajarra Roadhouse Jackpot Bull and Bronc ride gets things rolling in the rodeo arena on Friday night under lights.

Saturday will kickoff with the Curley Cattle Transport ladies draft and the Mount Isa Pets and Produce maiden draft.

Dane Gilbert.

Dane Gilbert.

The rodeo action starts at noon with the MITECH station buck jump, Butler Agencies bullock ride, Mikkelsen Electrial saddle bronc ride.

There will be a JDR Mining ladies barrel followed by juvenile, junior and mini barrel races.

Bell and Moir Toyota sponsor the under 17s steer ride while Isa Diesel sponsors the under 13 unheld calf ride.  

The Landmark bull ride is sure to entertain as will the HV Power steer wrestling with $1000 up for grabs and the JBS wild camel ride.

The popular wild camel ride consists of teams of two where one person jumps on a camel and the second person hazes it with a pool noodle.

The action packed weekend will finish up on Sunday inside the campdraft arena with the Incitec Pivot open draft.