Cattle Handlers Camp, Melbourne, July 2012

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There is no limit to what Miniature Herefords can do as proven by them popping up at a Cattle Handlers camp at the Melbourne Showgrounds last week.

Two steers, Bobby and Barney and a young bull, Winswood Baxter, were brought in from the paddock and had a hasty lesson in tying up. Fortunately floating was no issue as the boys had been for trips in the horse float on a few occasions and so it was off to the city we went.

We arrived at the Melbourne Showgrounds along with a multitude of other vehicles and it was off to their area which would be home for the next 4 days.

The Cattle Handler Camp is an annual event run by some amazing people who are happy to pass their skills onto anyone who wishes to attend. The participants, of all ages, are assigned  an animal and they are responsible for that beast.  All handling skills are taught and the 4 days culminates in a show whereby each handler displays their animal to the best of their ability and is judged. Judging is purely on handler skills, and ribbons and awards are given.

Bobby, Barney and Baxter behaved themselves very well and their quiet temperament was commented on by many folks. They coped really well with the busy and noisy environment and have come home leading beautifully. It took two of us to bully them into their tying up lesson but when they came back I lead the 3 of them together back to their paddock.

Alison Livermore
Winswood Miniature Herefords

One response

  1. Alison, what an ambassadoress you are proving for the Miniature Hereford breed. Looking at this gives me more ideas of how to promote them in New Zealand.

    Janet Poole,
    Riverlets Miniature Herefords,
    New Zealand.

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