GYMPIE Times reporter Shelley Strachan has come from underdog to milking champion after winning the celebrity milk off at the Gympie Show.
Shelley's family used to own a dairy farm but she admitted she was a bad milker even as a child.
Her competition was Dairy farm owner John Cochrane, who had a handicap (not just his arm in a sling) but started later than the other competitors.
Even though he owns a dairy farm John said he had not milked a cow by hand for a number of years.
During the competition he was even more disadvantaged, his cow kept knocking over his bucket!
Also having a go was Krystle Johnson the Dairy Showgirl and Bankwest's Travis Brockman.
Travis admitted he had not milked a cow in years.
Krystle was a little disadvantaged by the fact she doesn't drink milk, but she was not scared of the cow, unlike Shelley, having grown up around horses.
"I've never milked a cow before, but I've milked a horse," Krystle said.
The cows for the milk off were donated by Nambour High.
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