GOOD GOAT: Kate Thompson with Madison the goat at the Rocky Show.
GOOD GOAT: Kate Thompson with Madison the goat at the Rocky Show. Allan Reinikka Rokashow

Three generations of a family and their goats at Rocky Show

THREE generations of the one family - and their goats - travelled to Rockhampton from stud properties west of Charters Towers this week to keep up their show time tradition.


Kate Thompson achieved her dream of owning a goat 40 years ago, and her daughter Jen Brodie started her own goat stud at the age of 13. Now Jen's five-year-old son Torino has one of his own too - with help from his dad.

They show their goats everywhere from north at Charters Towers to down south at the Ekka.

Kate originally got into goats so they could use them for their milk, but she also trades on the live export market to places as far afield as Russia, the Middle East and Asia to improve the dairy herds for those countries.



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