Tatura was the focus for Dairy Week but a Queensland politician saw an opportunity for an audience on Wednesday.January 24, 2013 12:00pm
One family scooped the top prizes at International Dairy Week’s Jersey feature show.
Corey and Karin Couch, who run the Riverside Jerseys stud at Nirranda near Warrnambool, won supreme champion Jersey exhibit, champion Jersey cow, reserve champion Jersey cow and best Jersey udder.
Mr Couch said it was a huge honour to win the prizes and he and his family were proud.
Outside the ring, Queensland federal politician Bob Katter arrived unannounced at the event and caused some consternation.
On his arrival, Dairy Week organisers asked him to make the tour quick and refrain from turning it into a political event.
He protested the restriction, but continued on with his visit.
He spoke to members of the public for several hours and was working his way around the Blackmoore and Leslie Centre when one of the exhibitors demanded the trailing media go outside where a press conference would be held.
At the subsequent press conference, Mr Katter called for the re-regulation of the Australian dairy industry.
Thousands of people attended the Shepparton dawn service on Anzac Day, with the RSL tipping it could be the biggest ever.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Do you have the 2015 Riverine Herald Baby of the Year?
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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