THE Hunters first time at Beef Week has been full of surprises. The first-timers had a successful run at Beef Week, making the trip up with three head of cattle and two placing in their respective categories.
"We came with no expectations, but were overwhelmed with coming away with second place."
The Brahman breed had the most cattle at beef week with 250 nominations.
They scored second place in both the Brahman Heifer 6-9 month class and the 9-12 month class.
Michael's son Mitchell has shown a strong interest in the family business and has been soaking up the atmosphere at Beef Week. "Mitchell wanted to come and show at Beef, all the big players are here and (you) get a good feel for the quality of your own cattle, between this and the Exhibition in Brisbane it's a premier event," Mr Hunter said.
"Mitchell has been showing for the last couple of years, he loves it, we have to wake up at midnight to check them and then at 4am to start getting them ready.
"He just loves it, he loves all the people you meet and picking up tips."
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