The next generation of dairy farmers learned the art of caring for and showing cattle at Tatura Park yesterday.ASHLEIGH WILLIAMSON January 21, 2013 4:20am
The next generation of dairy farmers learned the art of caring for and showing cattle at Tatura Park yesterday.
Respected American cattle farmers Greg Silva and Rory White ran a junior training clinic on the first day of International Dairy Week.
The pair shared professional tips to impress show judges, such as how to properly walk cattle and hold their leads.
However, Mr White said there was a more important rule for cattle farming.
‘‘Smile and have fun,’’ he said.
Dairy Week event manager Robyn Barber said the clinic offered timely advice before today’s youth show events from 9
Ms Barber said the youth events had attracted 220 entries across junior (ages eight to 13 years), intermediate (14 to 17 years) and senior (18 to 21 years) levels.
She said cattle would be judged on criteria such as their colour, muscle tone, nature and how they are led.
‘‘There is a lot of camps during the year that teach children about cattle and how to look after them,’’ Ms Barber said.
Ms Barber said most people entered in the youth shows were daughters or sons of breeders also at the event.
‘‘They are our next generation of dairy farmers and it’s great for them to be able learn at such an event,’’ she said.
International Dairy Week started in 1990 as Holstein show and sale.
Tatura Park’s facilities have gradually been upgraded for the event to become the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest dairy exhibition and one of the top five in the world.
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