Cattlemen’s Get Together battles through intense heat

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CATTLE KIDS GO WELL: Matilda and Billy Phegan made up part of the winning Phegan family team at the Mountain Cattlemen’s Get Together over the weekend at Oxley. Not only did Billy (right) take out the Cattlekids Cup, but dad Danny entertained the crowd with his band on Saturday night, then backed it up by making it through to the final 10 competitors in the Cattlemen's Cup. PHOTO: Rhyll McCormack

DESPITE the blistering heat over the weekend, thousands thronged to the Oxley Recreation Reserve for the 2019 MCAV Get together.

Although numbers were down, the overall feel of the weekend returned to the events of years gone by – when it was about cattlemen, horses, family and celebrating a way of life under threat.

From dog high jumps to hay stacking, there were novelties for those not keen on the horses.

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