Families go on with the show
FOR more than 60 years, the Geards, who run Green Glory Holsteins from their Jordan House property at Broadmarsh, have maintained their tradition of showing prized animals at the Royal Hobart Show.
They showed 12 cattle at this year’s show.
Benlargo Windbrook Ding won interbreed champion dairy cow.
Holstein judge Cameron Thompson, of Longford, said the cow was a great example of quality dairy cow, with a great udder.
Ben Geard said he was delighted with his cow’s win after she won reserve champion sash last year.
“She’s a lovely placid cow, with tremendous dairy qualities and she was in fine form,” Mr Geard said.
The cow was handled by Mr Geard’s niece, Eliza Howlett, 18.
Bothwell sheep farmers the Bowden family, who have been exhibiting at the event for three generations, are also Legends of the Show.
The family’s association started with RV “Major” Bowden, followed by Richard and now Scott. They have exhibited merino and corriedale sheep and recently fleece.
Barry Ellims was honoured with show society life membership.