A PAS­SION

The Western Star - - RURALWEEKL­Y -

for Ayr­shires has tran­scended gen­er­a­tions for one Shady Creek fam­ily.

Anthea Day has al­ways loved the breed and now her son Jake Mathews has fol­lowed in her foot­steps.

“I love show­ing and I love Ayr­shires,” she said.

“My son, when he was younger he wasn’t into sport, so I would take him to the youth show... he would show his Ayr­shires all over the place.

“We would be all over the state with his cows and we were lucky enough when he was re­ally in­ter­ested there were a cou­ple of good studs that dis­persed and we picked-up some pretty handy cows to have some fun with in the show ring.”

Jake has had suc­cess re­cently with his Bluegum Park Ayr­shires, about 100 reg­is­tered an­i­mals.

Last year Rock­vale Bur­dette Prim was the first Ayr­shire to take out an In­ter­na­tional Dairy Week ti­tle, win­ning the cham­pion in­ter­breed sash.

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