Kids steer­ing in right di­rec­tion

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE - DOMANII CAMERON

A MOUNT Fox fam­ily has proved the grass is greener on their side of the fence, af­ter tak­ing home sev­eral awards for their steers at the Ing­ham Show.

Penny and Loch Thom­son and their four chil­dren Will, Holly, Meg and Grace were awarded eight ac­co­lades for their 14 steers within the Prime Beef Sec­tion.

Ms Thom­son says ev­ery­one in the fam­ily pitches in to help out on their cat­tle prop­erty, Kal­landa, in Mount Fox.

“We re­ceived five first places out of the eight which is re­ally great, and the kids are re­ally happy,” Ms Thom­son said.

“We breed and sell cat­tle for a liv­ing but we en­joy en­ter­ing some of our steers into the show.”

Ms Thom­son said it had been a huge help be­ing able to keep the cat­tle close by at Mun­gulla Sta­tion. The four chil­dren, who at­tend Mount Fox State School, said they were very ex­cited to have won, and to be at the show.

“We get to help muster and fence at home with mum and dad,” they said.

Although Ms Thom­son said the chil­dren couldn’t spend the award money on show­bags, they were al­lowed to have fun on the rides.

“We re­ally want to go on the rides,” they said.

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