Fi­bre­glass ‘herd’ is at Mel­bourne show

Shepparton News - Country News - - NEWS -

A ‘herd’ of Shep­par­ton’s Moov­ing Art fi­bre­glass cows has been charm­ing crowds at the Royal Mel­bourne Show this week.

A truck­load of the cre­atively painted cat­tle have been scooped up from around the City of Greater Shep­par­ton and tem­po­rar­ily moved to the show fol­low­ing a re­quest from the Royal Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety of Vic­to­ria.

‘‘We sent off 18 of our lovely bovines,’’ City of Greater Shep­par­ton tourism project of­fi­cer Shar­lene Put­man told Coun­try News.

She said the show peo­ple orig­i­nally asked for two or three of the famed cows but the city de­cided to make a real im­pres­sion by loan­ing a herd, with signs.

They in­clude two stand­ing cows (with skate­board and foot­ball) and the pi­rate model.

The herd was no­ticed be­fore it even got to Mel­bourne.

‘‘We had a call from some­one who saw the truck go­ing down the high­way and they said: ‘should they be tak­ing away our cows?’,’’ Ms Put­man said.

They have been placed in three lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing near the food and wine pav­il­ion and the en­trance to the fam­ily ad­ven­ture site.

The show is run­ning from Septem­ber 22 to Oc­to­ber 2. The main dairy com­pe­ti­tion is on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 27.

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