Droughtmaster Futurity

1 & 2 MARCH 2024

The Futurity started in 1986 and was held annual at the Gatton showgrounds until moving to Toogoolawah Showgrounds in 2023. The only show of its type in Queensland exclusively for stud cattle aged 20 months and younger, the aim of the event is to provide a platform for Droughtmaster breeders to showcase their rising sires and matrons, and to finesse the skills of young people still learning the art of handling and preparing show cattle.

The Droughtmaster Futurity has always been held on the first Saturday in March. The show expanded to two days in 2023 to include a Junior Judging component on the Friday prior to the futurity and this two day format will the model for 2024 and beyond.


All members and friends of Droughtmaster are invited to attend the event over the two days.  Entry to the grounds is freee and there is plenty of space for parking, camping and caravanning at no cost.


The official program will commence at 1pm on Friday with two educational sessions offered between 1pm and 2:30pm. 

Session 1:      Selecting & Preparing Cattle for Show & Sale

Session 2:      Showing Cattle: Showring Etiquette; Parading Techniques and Tips; Junior Judging Tutorial 


The sessions will be led by Anthony Ball (Elders Stud Stock Agent & Futurity Judge) and Tammie Robinson (3 Heart Brangus & Livestock Manager, Stocklive Queensland).       

The Junior Judging competition will commence at 3:00pm in the Ring 1. 

A full program is scheduled for Saturday with judging commencing at 8:00am before Judge Anthony Ball and Associate Judge Amy Wheeler


Futurity Show Results Junior & School Results