Red and white wins the day

October 20, 2017

Senior Champion Illawarra was Riversleigh Prince Tulip 12, pictured with her owner Michael Tuhan, of Tatura, and judge Janette Falls, from Finley.

Riley Nicholson, 6, from Girgarre, with his families cow Jugiong Mayfair 6536, which won Senior Champion Cow and Best Udder in the Jersey class.

Connor, 10 and Lauren McIlveen, 15, of Strathmerton, were successful in their respective classes at the Shepparton Show's All Breeds Youth Show Friday night.

Interbreed Senior Champion was awarded to Lindon Artie Fire Kite. Her handler, Jasmine Cordy of Undera, says she started preparing the cow about eight weeks out from the Shepparton Show.

Sarah Lloyd, from Kyabram, proudly shows off the Interbreed Best Udder ribbon that Jugiong Leonie 7260 was awarded at the show on Saturday. This cow also won Reserve Senior Champion.

Undera’s Jasmine Cordy is the proud owner of the Interbreed Champion Senior Cow at this year’s Shepparton Agricultural Show.

Ms Cordy’s red and white Holstein, Lindon Artie Fire Kite, took out the major prize as well as the Holstein Senior Champion Cow and Best Udder in the Holstein class, backing up her Intermediate Champion success of last year.

‘‘It’s different but good (to win). She’s come a long way,’’ Ms Cordy said. ‘‘It shows that hard work pays off.’’

Ms Cordy said this was just the start of bigger things to come for the four-year-old.

‘‘She’s got potential, she always has and she is starting to come into her own. I expect good things from her.’’

Ms Cordy said she had started preparing her for the show just before Lindon Artie Fire Kite calved eights week ago and that plenty of work went into getting her ready.

‘‘A lot of feed, a lot of time and knowing the cow and knowing her likes and dislikes (are all part of it),’’ she said.

Ms Cordy said she was looking forward to the rest of the show season.

‘‘She (the cow) might go to Kyabram and probably to Echuca and we will see how she goes after that.’’

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