The first ever National Herd Development Winter Fair Holstein cattle show held in Bendigo last week has been given the thumbs up by organisers, exhibitors and sponsors.SOPHIE BRUNS July 8, 2014 3:10am
Junior Champion Bluechip Finalcut Marion was purchased by Peter Hurley and Debbie Palmer from Shepparton in the Holstein Australia Centenary sale, held the night before the fair. Mr Hurley and Ms Palmer are not dairy farmers but they will be keenly watching their purchase’s future. They’re pictured with Dean Malcolm on the lead and judge Mike Deaver.
The first ever National Herd Development Winter Fair Holstein cattle show held in Bendigo last week has been given the thumbs up by organisers, exhibitors and sponsors.
Organiser Stu Modra said he was ‘‘rapt’’ with the support the event received in its inaugural year.
‘‘We have booked the venue for next year and we have even had inquiries from an overseas judge already,’’ Mr Modra said.
‘‘While there is a couple of things for us to improve on, we have been pretty happy with the way it has all worked out.’’
More than 200 cattle from young calves through to mature cows were paraded through the ring and international judge Mike Deaver from Sherona-Hill Farm, Wisconsin, said he was impressed with the quality of cattle presented.
Chris and Mary Gleeson from Crossley (near Warrnambool) were happy they made the trip: their six-year-old cow Elm Banks Polly Wolly was crowned Supreme Champion.
Mr Deaver said Polly Wolly had the potential and class to compete on the world stage.
Other section winners were — Supreme Intermediate Exhibit: Paringa Windstorm Ezra (owned by Bluechip Genetics and Phil Malcolm); Red Intermediate Champion: Lightning Ridge Contender Jane 4-ET (Bluechip Genetics); Supreme Junior Exhibit: Bluechip Finalcut Marion (Peter Hurley and Debbie Palmer); and Youth Show Junior Champion: Bluechip Alexander Connie (Lincoln Sieben).
Bluechip Genetics was named premier breeder while premier exhibitor was MJ Sowter.
Best Udder was Heartland Goldwyn Patsy owned by Gorbro Holsteins, Cohuna.
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TRADIES are usually part of the furniture at the Criterion Hotel on a weeknight, but last Wednesday they shared the space with some Australian political high-flyers.
SPONSORED: TAKE a trip to Bendigo this July and enjoy a country-style holiday, plus a jam-packed program of events at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show 2016.
Avenel win easy
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Australian Hearing Bus is stopping by Heathcote to offer free hearing checks and raise hearing health awareness, to locals in the community.
Udderly delightful merchandise will be on offer around the Cobram district to help support dairy farmers facing tough times after suppliers Murray Goulburn and Fonterra announced price cuts.
Deniliquin’s Kayla Smith will travel to Canada on Wednesday to compete in two major athletics meets.
Murray Goulburn will open with $4.31/kg milk price for the 2016-2017 year.
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