Friend steps in to a win

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - COLUMN - Amelia Pepe news@ru­ral­

STEP­PING in for her best friend, Cassie Bush, from Coota­mundra, New South Wales, led Kan­im­bla Har­mony to vic­tory.

Kan­im­bla Har­mony, which took out the here­ford supreme ex­hibit, is teenagers’ Thomas Holt and Jor­dan Alexan­der’s cow.

Jor­dan was un­able to make it to the show to lead her cow, so her good friend took her place.

“It’s a shame she missed it, but when I told her she was so ec­static she started to cry,” Cassie said.

The friends met through their par­ents, who both show cat­tle, and it was the first time Cassie had been to the Mel­bourne show.

“Thomas’s mum and Jor­dan’s god­mother So­phie Holt in­vited me along with them to ex­pe­ri­ence the show and I am so glad I did,” Cassie said.

Ms Holt said the fam­ily had been com­ing to the show for years.

“We love show­ing, and it’s a great place for the kids to grow up,” Ms Holt said.

“They work hard and learn a lot.

“Great friend­ships are made as well, which you can see with Cass and Jor­dan.”

The cow was bought from Kan­im­bla Poll Here­fords at the Royal Syd­ney Show for Thomas and Jor­dan a few years ago.

The grand cham­pion here­ford bull was Grangeview Park Mas­cot, from Grangeview Park Poll Here­fords.

Stud prin­ci­pal Rod Bowles said it was a special mo­ment, which he en­joyed cel­e­brat­ing with his three chil­dren Chloe, 20, Bray­den, 18, and Bronte, 15, all of whom helped out with the ex­hibit.

“The bull’s sire, Wagga Cae­sar won two grand cham­pi­ons here in 2014 and 2015,” Mr Bowles said.

NUM­BER ONE: Grangeview Park had the Grand Cham­pion Here­ford Bull. Pic­tured is Bronte, Chloe and Bray­den Bowles.

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