Region on show at dairy week

By Dairy News

Australia’s premier dairy event, International Dairy Week, was held at Tatura last month, featuring a showcase of top dairy cows.

The Goulburn Valley has again tasted success at International Dairy Week, with three mates taking out top honours at this year’s event.

Wallumlands Sunstorm 8th, co-owned by Tennyson’s Daniel Bacon, Dingee’s Ben Govett and Cohuna’s Glen Gordon, was awarded Australian Grand Champion, beating out plenty of tough competition.

The eight-year-old Illawarra also took out the event’s Grand Champion Illawarra Exhibit, with judges congratulating the trio on a ‘‘magnificent dairy cow’’.

Although the exhibitor numbers were down this year, the show still featured hundreds of top class animals, a range of seminars, the regular field days and an inspiring youth show.