WOLF getting behind annual pig races

THEY'RE OFF: Pigs run amock in the famous Bowenville Hotel pig races last year.
THEY'RE OFF: Pigs run amock in the famous Bowenville Hotel pig races last year. Jessica Crofts

ON YOUR marks, get set, go - it's time for the annual Bowenville Pig Races. This Saturday, locals and visitors are invited to the Bowenville Hotel for a fun family day of entertainment and activities.

This year, the day will be run in conjunction with the Women of Lot Feeding group (WOLF), raising money for RACQ Lifeflight.

"Bowenville has been hosting pig races over the Australia Day weekend for a number of years, but because we have been holding our meetings there, they asked us if we would like to be a part of it,” said WOLF community liaison officer Margaret Harrison.

"Our inaugural event was last year at Jimbour House...prior to this there wasn't a networking support group for women in the industry, even though there are a lot...not just in the office, but outside doing livestock management, transport, and more.”

"Compared to a lot of other industries within agriculture, there are quite a number of women.”

The family day will kick off from about 11am with a ute show, and the pig races are set to start around 3pm.

Beef and bacon burgers will be available throughout the day in addition to stalls, musical entertainment, and a variety of other activities.

"We thought it would be a fun event for a worthwhile charity, and we chose Lifeflight...I knew somebody who had just used them, and they have been used within the feedlot industry.”

"It's free to get in and the only charges are for food,” Ms Harrison said.

"Anybody can come along and have fun for the day.”

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