Feilding Herald : February 2nd 2012
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Weekly Classes: Feilding Palmerston Nth Wanganui 4280367A A Buzz in the air at dairy event Ring masters:Competitorsenter the ringin the Junior/Intermediate Handlers class at the 2012 New Zealand Dairy Event. This class featured competitors ages 14-16. By MEGAN MILLER firstname.lastname@example.org .nz Group effort: Seven teams consistingoffourmembers under age 26 competed Wednesday night in the Semex Youth Team Challenge for a total of $1000 in prize money. Teamswere required to clip, prepareandpresenta yearling heifer, take a dairy- industry related quiz, and have one member give a two- minute impromptu speech. Top prize was $400. Photos: MEGAN MILLER Clumps of flying hair and the buzz of electric trimmers filled the air at Manfeild Park Stadium Wednesday night as seven youth teams faced off against each other - and against seven dis- gruntled heifers - with $1000 in prize money on the line. The teams were competing in the Youth Team Challenge, a feature of the fourth annual New Zealand Dairy Event, held in Feilding from January 25 till 27. The show drew more than 300 livestock entries from dairy operations around the country and even attracted competitors from across the Tasman. ‘‘It’s far bigger than any rural show in the country,’’ management committee member Ash Hazlitt said. ‘‘It is classed as the supreme dairy show.’’ In the Youth Team Challenge, four- member teams of people under the age of 26 were given 30 minutes to clip and prepare a yearling heifer. Teams then took a dairy- industry related quiz and one person from each team was required to give a two- minute impromptu speech for the event judges and the crowd gathered in the stands. Two of the teams in the Youth Team Challenge included members who had trav- elled from Australia to compete. The show also boasted judges of inter- national acclaim, from countries including New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States. Jim Conroy, general manager of event sponsor Semex’s operations in New Zealand and Australia, said the 2012 show stood out from previous years because some breeds, like holsteins and jerseys, were less repres- ented, while entries from other breeds like ayrshires had increased. ‘‘That’s a little different, but it’s good,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s a good display of livestock in New Zealand.’’ Mr Conroy said the number of spectators attending the 2012 event appeared to be down from previous years. ‘‘It’s something for us organisers to work out after the event, getting the word out to the public,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s an ideal arena for people to see and learn about our industry.’’ Wednesday night’s official opening included an award for service and outstand- ing achievement in the New Zealand Dairy industry. The 2012 award recipients were Bernie and Nancy Patrick of Masterton. First winner:Ronald Baker of Hawera receives the inaugural Crothers Cup from Brian Crothers, who donated the trophy inmemory of his late wife, Shirley, at the New Zealand Dairy Eventin Feilding last week. Photo: LAURA RICHARDS Memorial cup By BOBBIE NICHOLLS A trophy for the ‘youth ambassador’ at the New Zea- land Dairy Event held at Manfeild, Feilding last week was presented in memory of Shirley Crothers. It is just 12 months since Mrs Crothers died in Palmerston North. Her obituaries made no mention of her interest in the dairy industry but dairy cows were a life-long passion. Her father had Toi Toi Jer- sey stud at Tiakitahuna where her first show experiences were pet calves. Although they did not milk cows, Mrs Crothers and her husband Brian were both keenly interested in dairying, shows and youth. They accompanied students from Feilding Agicultural High School (FAHS) to the agricultural shows in Palmerston North and Mrs Crothers was on the management committee of the NZ Dairy Event from its inception. Her son Brent and grandson Shane inherited the interest in dairy farming and were both at the dairy event to see their father Brian present the Crothers Memorial Trophy for the first time. Mrs Crothers had a life-long interest in youth, from teaching, guiding and mentoring young people as hostel co-manager at FAHS and as GAP organ- isers. Mr Crothers said the family felt a youth award was an appropriate memorial to his late wife.
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