Muller clan steal show with Pretty Boy Floyd
FATHER-and-son teams competed in the prime cattle competition at the Killarney Show to keep their spirits high after a rough trot throughout the drought.
Although the situation for farmers in the region is grim, father Glenn Muller said community events were a good way to keep everyone happy.
"Everyone's feeling it,” Mr Muller said
"We've got 100 acres at Tannymorel and it's bare.
"We used to run sheep and cattle but we've had to scale their numbers right back because of the drought.
"It's really tough.”
Mr Muller and his two sons, Cody and Mitchell, have competed in local shows for years.
This year their steer calf, Pretty Boy Floyd, stole the show at Killarney, collecting three wins, including both vealer and yearling classes.
The father of three said although he was happy to take home a few ribbons, the best part about competing was spending time with his family.
"The steer will probably cost me more money than I will make but we do it for the joy of it,” Mr Muller said.
"I'm extremely proud of the boys.
"We've been on the road the past three weekends (at Stanthorpe, Allora and Clifton shows).
"It's easy to get out of bed when you've got a good calf and a good chance of winning a prize.
"Winning always feels big, whether you're just winning a chook at the pub or a ribbon, it doesn't matter, it's important.”