HOWDY PARDNERS

The Cobram Courier - - FRONT PAGE - By Alana Chris­tensen

Co­bram’s Dakota Robert­son, 4, with cow Sil­ver­mine from her fam­ily’s dairy farm, after a hard day in the show ring at the Royal Mel­bourne Show. Turn to page 2 to meet Co­bram’s An­der­son sis­ters, who were big win­ners at the Royal. Turn to pages 4 and 5 for a look at Co­bram’s show, which will be held on Oc­to­ber 28 and 29. Turn to page 10 to meet Co­bram’s blue-rib­bon bea­gles.

Co­bram sis­ter act Katie and Re­nee An­der­son were out in force at this year’s Royal Mel­bourne Dairy Show, with both sis­ters tast­ing suc­cess through­out Thurs­day’s event.

Hav­ing en­tered in six events be­tween them, both young women were show­ing their ex­pe­ri­ence early with Katie se­cur­ing the All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Se­nior Cham­pion Heifer (dry) with her cow Sun Vale Colt 45 Dancer, im­press­ing judge Matthew Tem­ple­ton with her knowl­edge of the heifer.

Not to be out­done by her older sis­ter, Re­nee led Sun Vale Hol­stein’s Home­lands Te­quila Sil­ver­mine 2 to the blue rib­bon in the 17 to 18 Month Heifer in Calf (dry) event.

Re­nee also im­pressed the judges in the Na­tional Pa­rade Cham­pi­onship, tak­ing out the Vic­to­rian crown.

It’s been a busy event sea­son for the young women who were very pleased fol­low­ing their wins.

Their pro­gres­sion in the dairy in­dus­try is set to con­tinue, with Katie jet­ting off to World Dairy Expo in Madi­son, Wis­con­sin in the United States as part of her 2016 Dairy Youth Schol­ar­ship win.

Photo: Her­ald Sun

She’s a cham­pion: (Above right) Na­tional Pa­rade Cham­pi­onship Vic­to­rian win­ner Re­nee An­der­son from Co­bram at the Royal Mel­bourne Show.

Win­ing team: (Right) Co­bram’s Katie An­der­son took home the All Breeds Elite Dairy Heifer Show Se­nior Cham­pion Heifer (dry) with Sun Vale Colt 45 Dancer at last week’s Royal Mel­bourne Show.

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