Milking it for all it's worth
EVER wondered what it feels like to be totally and udder-ly famous?
Just ask dairy farmers Corey and Karen Crosthwaite, who get recognised everywhere they go after appearing in an advertising campaign for Norco milk.
Large posters showing the Murwillumbah couple and their children Brittaney, 12, and Brad, 11, have been placed at shopping centres across Murwillumbah and Tweed.
The family even spotted themselves hanging up in the Robina Town Centre on the Gold Coast.
“They are using the posters from Byron Bay to Brisbane,” Mr Crosthwaite said.
The advertisements, promoting local milk, say Norco milk is “fresh from a farm just like the Crosthwaites”.
Mr Crosthwaite is a third generation dairy farmer who, according to his wife, has been milking cows since he was three.
“He loved it from when he was a little kid, and you've got to if you are going to do it,” she said, admitting she found it hard to rise so early in the morning.
The Crosthwaites have long been supplying milk to Norco, which sells its products across NSW and Queensland.
Mr Crosthwaite said his family was picked for the advertisement because it was heavily involved with the industry.
“We agreed (to do it) without thinking they would be that big,” Mrs Crosthwaite said.
“I didn't believe Corey at first that they would be using them all over the place.
“I was a bit shocked when we went into the shopping centre at Robina and saw us.”
Even Santa Claus said he had seen the picture when the children visited him at a shopping centre in December.
Mrs Crosthwaite said she still hadn't got used to seeing herself around town.
“It's weird alright,” she said.
“We get people coming up to us all the time.
“People I would always say 'hello' to in the street say they didn't even know we had cows.
“But the kids think it's great because other kids think they are famous.”