Beef ex­hibitor pre­pares

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - News -

THE Tinks will burn some mid­night oil on their jour­ney to Beef Aus­tralia 2018.

They chose to make the long drive overnight for the com­fort of their cat­tle.

“We will leave about 7pm. There is less traf­fic on the road and it’s cooler for the cat­tle,” Colin Tink said.

The cat­tle are spelled in Con­damine, then ar­rive a cou­ple days early so they have time to ad­just to their new sur­round­ings be­fore com­pe­ti­tion.

“We have friends at Grace­mere so we will spend a few days with them there.”

Although Mr Tink didn’t put a price on how much a show trip cost, he said it was a “rea­son­able amount”.

“By the time you think about the fuel there and back, ac­com­mo­da­tion... and we are drought de­clared at Dubbo so we are cur­rently feed­ing every sin­gle an­i­mal, so we need to get some­one in to look af­ter our place.”

It’s ded­i­ca­tion to get from Dubbo to Beef Aus­tralia 2018 in Rock­hamp­ton, but Colin be­lieves it is well worth it.

“Lyn is with me, so we make it a fam­ily trip,” he said.

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