HEREFORD HEROES: Grand champion bull, Advance N142 with Isaac Billiau and Tom Nixon (end right) from Devon Court Beef, Drillham.
HEREFORD HEROES: Grand champion bull, Advance N142 with Isaac Billiau and Tom Nixon (end right) from Devon Court Beef, Drillham. Contributed

The Western Downs shows the city how it's done

SHE may be little but six-year-old Kalli Nowell isn't letting anything hold her back from achieving show success, taking first place in the six-years and under sevens rider class at this year's Brisbane Exhibition.

Her mother, AJ Nowell, said this was Kalli's second time competing at the Ekka and the second time her daughter has come home with a big blue sash.

"Kalli has loved every- thing horses since she could walk and talk but she really started to develop a love for showing after we purchased her trusty steed, Cherrytree Vagabond, better know as Bobby, in 2017," she said.

A keen rider, Kalli has participated in shows since she was just 18 months old.

TINY CHAMPION: Kalli Nowell competing in her riding class at Ekka.
TINY CHAMPION: Kalli Nowell competing in her riding class at Ekka. LMG Photography

To read the full article about Kalli's wonderful rider class win follow this link.

THE Nixon's are known for producing top-quality Herefords, but this latest conquest has been 35 years in the making.

Drillham-based beef and stud producer, Tom Nixon said it was a very emotional moment when his family's pride and joy, Devon Court Herefords was awarded grand champion bull at this year's Brisbane Exhibition.

"It's been 35 years since we took home a win of this magnitude," Mr Nixon said.

"My father took out grand champion at the Ekka back in 1983, the year I was born, with Emperor 72 and it was a very proud moment for us to reclaim an Ekka title all these years later."

To read the full article about the Nixon's exciting victory follow this link.


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