NOTED Queensland beef producer Ashley McKay, OAM, has died from a falling horse while mustering cattle for his beloved sport of campdrafting.
Mr McKay, who was aged 80, from Cherry Hills, Injune, was well known as the founding president of the Australian Campdraft Association, a position he held from 1972 to 1982. He then served as ACA vice-president for a further 10 years.
Competitors at this weekend’s Injune and Springsure campdrafts will wear black armbands in honour of the sport’s highly respected figure.
Mr McKay, who regularly competed and served as a judge, also acted as an instructor for the fast paced sport.
He most recently competed at last weekend’s Mitchell campdraft,…