Scott and Jade Sieben from Brindabella Holsteins at Torrumbarry will be making the trip to International Dairy Week this year simply because their two teenage children, Lincoln and Georgia, love it.
Lincoln likes the social side of things while Georgia’s passion is the cows.
The Siebens will be focusing on the youth show, where they have 10 animals entered, but they are also taking three cows along for the big Holstein show.
Brindabella Goldchip Natalie is going to try her luck in the two-year-old class.
She came second in the final of the 2016 On Farm Challenge, while four-year-old Brindabella Goldsun Jess was a former youth show champion at dairy week in 2015.
‘‘It’s a tough year but the kids love it and that is why we are going,’’ Mrs Sieben said.
‘‘It is always a lot of hard work but it is great to look at the quality of cows on show and see how your own stack up against the very best in the country.’’
Mrs Sieben is also involved in the Power of Women in Dairying gala night, which will be held Tuesday, January 17 at the Tatura Tennis Club.
POW is a group of women who are interested in creating opportunities for dairy women through networking, learning and inspiration.
Guests include motivational speaker Robyn Moore and Annie Chesworth from Hunter Belle Cheese, and the night includes the presentation of the Bette Hall Power of Women in Dairy Excellence Award.
Tickets must be pre-purchased from: ticketebo.com.au/pow2017
- Sophie Baldwin