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Victorian Winter Fair junior handlers' competition


Results and a photo gallery from the Victorian Winter Fair junior handling classes.


The Victorian Winter Fair continued in Bendigo, Vic, on Wednesday starting with the junior handling classes.

Matt Templeton is the chief judge and Jo Holloway is the associate judge for the event.

Mr Templeton along with his parents Bruce and Jan and wife Nicola operates View Fort Holsteins at Tarwin, Victoria, where they milk 250 cows and farm 215 hectares.

For 13 years, Mr Templeton worked as a professional cattle fitter. This work has taken him across Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Brazil and Germany where he has had the privilege of preparing some of the highest profile cows in the world including World Dairy Expo Supreme Champions.

Associate judge Jo Holloway has recently qualified for the Holstein Australia judges' panel.

Mr Holloway grew up on the family farm at Allansford, Victoria, milking 550 cows with 75 per cent of the herd registered under the Gillear and Jolloway prefix.


Class 3: Senior Handlers, over 16 years of age

Andrew Gray, 1; Trae Murray, 2; Rebekah Love, 3; Georgia Sieben, 4; Rachel Dickson, 5; Sarah Lloyd, 6.

Class 2: Intermediate Handlers, 12-15 years of age

Mikaela Daniel, 1; Tahlia Railton, 2; Isabella Mackie, 3; Leah Dickson, 4; Mel McNair, 5; Anna Dickson, 6.

Class 1: Junior Handlers Under 12 years of age

Sienna Ross, 1; Shae Tweddle, 2; Ruby Polson, 3; Madison Clark, 4; Lachie Polson, 5; Grace Hewlett, 6.

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This story first appeared on Australian Dairyfarmer


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