Fam­i­lies go on with the show

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - FRONT PAGE - ROGER HAN­SON

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.

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