Dairy queen

Sarah Nesbitt, 17, will represent NSW in the State Dairy Paraders National Finals in Brisbane later this year.

Sarah Nesbitt, 17, will represent NSW in the State Dairy Paraders National Finals in Brisbane later this year.

COOMA's Sarah Nesbitt has won the honour of representing NSW in the State Dairy Paraders National Finals to be held in Brisbane later this year.

Her mum Sharon Nesbitt says her daughter will gain further parading experience when she competes at the nationals in August.

"Sarah is extremely excited and looking forward to the opportunity to be gained," Mrs Nesbitt said.

Sarah's place in the National Finals was secured after a successful campaign at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

It was the first time the 17-year-old has competed at the show. She was offered a Jersey heifer by Pat Buckley, allowing her to enter the dairy parading events.

Sarah took out the Dairy Paraders 17-19 years division; parading heifer 'Nimerald Governor Brown Lady.' The victory secured Sarah's place in the finals and the opportunity to represent Cooma and her state.

At the show Sarah received a showmanship award for the Seme Youth Challenge. She was presented with a trophy and a leather show halter prize.

Her success didn't end with the dairy parading. Sarah paraded a Charolais Steer, 'Violets Hill Buddy,' on behalf of the Jenkins family, where she received a highly commended accolade.

"Sarah appreciated the opportunity to show cattle for the Jenkins family of Violet Hills Charolais and Patrick Buckley of Nimerald Jersey Stud," Sharon said.

Sarah is in year 11 at St Pauls College, Walla Walla and hopes to pursue a career in the agricultural industry.

Before then, the talented Cooma girl will be competing for her state at the State Dairy Paraders National Finals.

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