Dairy youth shine at the show - Video

By Geoff Adams on September 27, 2016
  • Dairy youth shine at the show - Video

    Finley High School students, Lauren McIlveen, year eight, and Shiralee Connors, year nine with Rockvale Copper Lockett, nine months.

  • Dairy youth shine at the show - Video

    Shiralee Connors, year nine student from Finley High School, with Rockvale Copper Lockett.

  • Dairy youth shine at the show - Video

    Michaela Thompson, from Rochester with Sunrise Detour Whynot.

  • Dairy youth shine at the show - Video

    Royal Melbourne Show dairy competition 2016.

  • Dairy youth shine at the show - Video

    Sarah Lloyd.

  • Dairy youth shine at the show - Video

    Georgia Sieben.

Exhibitors from northern Victoria dominated the dairy cattle competition at the Royal Melbourne Show this year.

The event has become a focus for young dairy handlers, showing off their young stock.

Erin Cullen (Ferguson) from Tatura was the most successful exhibitor, taking out the Junior Champion Heifer, Senior Champion Heifer, Supreme Champion Heifer and Most Successful Jersey Heifer.

Erin took home the Alfred Nicholas Family Memorial Trophy for the Most Successful Jersey Heifer, after showing Foleama Irwin Rose 13.

The Anderson sisters from Sun Vale Holsteins at Yarroweyah were also prominent in the results, taking out a number of classes and major ribbons.

Renee Anderson showed the Most Successful Holstein Heifer, and Katie won Senior Champion Parader and Supreme Champion Parader in the Youth Handlers Classic.

Katie also won the coveted $10000 Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.

Finley and Deniliquin high schools brought big teams to the show and took home a number of ribbons.

Words and pictures: Geoff Adams, Emma Carinci and Rodney Woods

By Geoff Adams on September 27, 2016

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