Introducing Matthew Castino, the 2018 Newart Group Rural Ambassador for Cairns Show.

Matty is no newcomer to shows, he has been entering competitions since he was in primary school and has on several occasions represented North Queensland at the EKKA in both the Stud and Prime Beef Young Judges competition. He is passionate about breeding and presenting quality cattle that meet the market requirements and enjoys training his working dogs, fishing, playing golf and competing in campdrafts.


Winner Matthew Castino with Major Sponsor Steve O’Brien from the Newart Group

Matthew hopes to encourage more young people into the agricultural show movement and wants to be part of the QCAS Next Gen movement and is very much looking forward to representing the Cairns Show. Good Luck Matthew, you are a wonderful representative for Cairns.

Matthew takes on the role vacated by Owen Daley who was a tremendous ambassador for Cairns and North Queensland and won the QCAS Community Spirit Award at the Brisbane EKKA 2017. Thanks Owen, we appreciate the effort you put into the role and thoroughly enjoyed having you as our representative.