Innovation, collaboration, inspiration and celebration collide for one great week every three years in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.
Last week, The Hubbster and I had the pleasure of attending Beef Australia 2012.
Just us and about 75 000 of our closest friends!
This 3 yearly event is Australias premier beef cattle expo, attracting not only local and interstate visitors, but worldwide guests, coming to see just how it is done! I'd love you to read all about it here.
Cattle competitions and displays, a genetics conference, a huge trade fair, fashion parades, cooking demonstrations showing the right way to cook beef and so much more keeps everyone busy during this week long event.
If you are a serious contender, I'd suggest leaving them at home.
Although children were very well catered for with various areas "just for kids" and a fun train that threatened to run me down several times, we decided not to take them and it was the best decision ever.
The Hubbster and I had hours to peruse the various cattle varieties without a "where's the jumping castle" or an "I'm hungry/bored/tired/hot" comment.
We had a running gag all day because everywhere we looked there was a Cattle Crush.
I'm happy to present a various selection of these from the basic to the amazing.
Hamburgers, Beefburgers, Steakburgers. Too bad if you were a vegetarian.
Ahh the babies. The little calves. My favourite of course!
The fashion of the day was blue jeans and a hat. I wore my Akubra and I looked awesome!
As soon as The Money Pit is finished and we are living in our house, we are going to buy some cattle.
Just so we feel like real farmers.
We are interested in the Low Line Breed, and there was plenty to be seen at Beef Australia.
Here's a selection of various moo cows we made friends with!