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.
Two men charged over the armed robbery of a Shepparton service station have been remanded in custody until next week.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Echuca College students Calum Pearson, Luke Judd, Kiriana Epararma, Harriet Nilon, Kyle Melhuish and Stephanie Chong are heading to China.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
Judge comments, If I were single, I'd marry this steak!
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