The future of Australian dairy farming was put to the test in hot conditions in the International Dairy Week arena yesterday.GEOFF ADAMS January 22, 2013 4:10am
Brady Hore from Leitchville will be taking home a championship ribbon after yesterday’s youth events.
The future of Australian dairy farming was put to the test in hot conditions in the International Dairy Week arena yesterday.
About 120 young people, aged from eight to 21, showed their cattle, demonstrated how to prepare them for exhibition and even illustrated how to judge in 35°C heat.
Brady Hore, 13, from Leitchville, didn’t seem to notice the heat after winning the junior champion handler prize in the youth show and declaring he was excited and overwhelmed, with the best result he has ever achieved at Dairy Week.
He’s the third generation of farmers in his family and already has a ‘‘best in class’’ win from a previous year.
A regular competitor at show events, Zoe Hayes from Girgarre, won intermediate champion handler with a 12-month-old heifer owned by her family’s stud.
Jeremy Spokes took out the senior handler’s prize.
Later in the day, the Western District’s No.
The champion clipper was Ricky Nelson and the encouragement award for clipping went to Mal Nikora.
They are both from the Western District.
Firefighters are currently at the scene of a fire in the Euroa region.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala B Grade Rams have secured the Des Johnston Shield as WDCA B Grade Two Day Premiers for season 2014/2015 with a crushing win over City Colts.
Mystery and romance abound in a new novel from leading lady of Australian women’s fiction, Fleur McDonald.
Actor and presenter Shane Jacobson starred in two seasons of Top Gear Australia and has staged Top Gear Fest for the past five years.
Rochester Football Netball Club hosted an information evening last week in collaboration with Ambulance Victoria to educate members on the correct use of the club’s defibrillator.
20th Heritage Day a hit
Councillors last night put out for public comment a draft budget which proposed a lower-than-expected increase.
Finley have now formed their own Local Health Advisory Committee.
Heathcote Primary School put on a colourful display for Easter on Friday with an Easter hat parade featuring everything from the very edible to amazingly tall.
VicRoads will review speed limits on the Murray Valley Highway in Cobram and Strathmerton following petitions calling for them to be lowered.
Leading concert artist Daniel de Borah will perform in Deniliquin tonight as part of the South West Music 2015 concert series.
Toolamba Primary School student Felix Turnbull is looking forward to seeing his face on new SPC labels that will be on supermarket shelves across the nation.
Benalla streets have come alive with street art. The large painted images adorn some of the town's buildings, creating a spectacular sight.
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