IT'S one of the most hotly-anticipated events in each Casino Beef Week, the morning when you can get a free feed from the local butchers and then watch a cow do a poo.

Hundreds of people gathered at Casino this morning for the annual Breakfast with the Butchers and then stayed on for the popular Cow Pat Lotto, in which a couple of cows are led around a large lotto board painted on the ground until one of the does a number two.

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This year's sewage star was Mandy the cow who left not one but three not-so-little deposits spread just far enough to justify an argument with the judges over who won.

It's true. We Aussies will bet on absolutely anything.

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