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Well, that's a lot of bull

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18.09.2019

Voice of Real Australia is a regular newsletter from Australian Community Media, which has journalists in every state and territory. Sign up here to get it by email, or here to forward it to a friend. Today's newsletter is written by senior journalist at Queensland Country Life, Sally Cripps.

Tough day.

Out here in western Queensland we ride bulls, we catch bulls, we pay for bulls, and we call bull#*%t when we see it.

One of my first jobs when I began work for the Queensland Country Life was to write about the testicular development of bulls.

I've been reminded of my initiation into the all-important fathering ability of these animals thanks to the spring bull selling season in Queensland and New South Wales getting up a full head of steam.

Reporting on these sales is all part of an agricultural journalist's job and when a price of $160,000 is paid, you can see why.

It was a stud in Western Australia, Oldfield........

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