News

Sunrise's Grant Denyer visits the Roma saleyards

SUNRISE'S weatherman Grant Denyer presented the weather this morning live from Roma's Saleyards.
SUNRISE'S weatherman Grant Denyer presented the weather this morning live from Roma's Saleyards.

THOSE at the Roma saleyards this morning got a chance to meet an Australian celebrity, when Sunrise's weatherman Grant Denyer dropped in for a visit.

The TV personality did a series of live crosses and presented the Sunrise weather from the yard.

"The show ponies are in town at the moment," Mr Denyer joked.

Locals who tuned into this morning's show might have seen some familiar faces, as Mr Denyer interviewed locals including Shirley Ayres, Keith Crouch and Coben Ayres.

He and his crew travelled hundreds of kilometres to Roma and Mr Denyer said it was all about showing their viewers a slice of Australiana.

"Most people don't even know how our meat gets onto the plate so coming here was a chance to show people a part of how that happens," he said.

He said he was amazed watching the auctioneers and the bidders at work.

"It's like a completely different language, I have no idea what the hell just happened!" he said.  

M.A.A. auctioneer Seamus Filan was the star of the day when Mr Denyer quizzed him on air about the ins and outs of selling cattle in the Southern Hemisphere's largest saleyards.  

Seamus raised a laugh when Grant asked what the difference was between cows and bulls.

"One's got balls," Mr Filan said bluntly.

"I meant the flavour, I meant when you eat them!" Mr Denyer said laughing.

With most of the farmers towering over him, Mr Denyer said they clearly bred them big out in the country.

"Look at these guys, they're enormous!" he said.

After their visit to Roma, the Sunrise Crew packed up to their bags and headed south towards St George.

They will be broadcasting tomorrow's program from the famous Nindigully Pub.

Watch Grant Denyer's interview with Seamus Filan here.

Topics:  cattle, roma, sunrise


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

5 things to do in and around the region

park fest.

What is going on in our region this weekend.

Maranoa Regional Council announces portfolio positions

WHO’S WHERE: A brief snapshot of the new portfolios for the Maranoa Regional Council.

Re-elected councillors have held onto their current portfolios.

Latest deals and offers

What’s on in the Western Downs this (long) weekend

Find out what's on in the Western Downs this long weekend.

5 things to do in and around the region

park fest.

What is going on in our region this weekend.

Maranoa Regional Council announces portfolio positions

WHO’S WHERE: A brief snapshot of the new portfolios for the Maranoa Regional Council.

Re-elected councillors have held onto their current portfolios.

SW Country side rated highly by RDRL president Peter Flynn

IN TOP FORM: South-West Country in action at the 47th Battalion Carnival in Gladstone in 2014. This year’s side is rated highly by RDRL president Peter Flynn.

The South-West Country side to play this weekend is rated highly.

Bulldogs best biggest rival in first season clash

RESPECT: Chinchilla Bulldogs and Roma Cities held a moment’s silence for George Bender, who died late last year, prior to their first clash of the season.

Bulldogs best Roma rivals in their first clash of the season.

Taroom Show sure to tantalise all senses

Hannah Overton’s sausage-dog turned lion, Stanley, came third in the Taroom Show’s most unusual pet competition last year.

Action-packed Taroom Show won't disappoint on May 1 and 2.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances