YOUNG CATTLEMAN: Riley Bacon was a bit of a star at the Allora Show.
YOUNG CATTLEMAN: Riley Bacon was a bit of a star at the Allora Show. Molly Glassey

Young stockmen bring home the ribbons

KIDS were the word at Allora Show over the weekend, with brothers Lachlan and Riley (pictured on the front) Bacon taking the lead in the cattle judging.

Riley, 9, spent Saturday leading his family heifers, saying it wasn't too much trouble braving the heat to take part in his favourite past time.

"I'm just leading a few heifer here at the show today," he said.

"We've done a few shows already.

"We were out at Stanthorpe last weekend, and my heifer got fourth there.

"It was her first show, so I think that's pretty good."

The St Mary's student was leading the Hereford cattle alongside his older brother, who had a few more years experience in the game.

 

 

BROTHERS SHINE: Lachlan Bacon was leading heifers at the Allora Show.
BROTHERS SHINE: Lachlan Bacon was leading heifers at the Allora Show. Molly Glassey

Lachlan, 12, said although he was at high school, he still had time to help out with the family's Hereford stud at Freestone.

"I don't mind coming out to the shows," he said.

"I'm at Assumption College, but I think I'll probably keep doing this long after I finish school."



LEFT TO DUST: Man refuses to pay rates until road is sealed

premium_icon LEFT TO DUST: Man refuses to pay rates until road is sealed

First sight of bitumen in 20 years a "lifesaver” for some

PERFECT STORM: New hair salon blows in with rebellious twist

premium_icon PERFECT STORM: New hair salon blows in with rebellious twist

An skilled stylist has decided to set down her roots in Warwick

Clucking good bargains make chooks hard to resist

Clucking good bargains make chooks hard to resist

Bidding at the Pig and Calf Sale gets the better of visiting family

Local Partners