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Episode 5: This Show Life
Lester meets a cow for the first time in his life when he goes to stay with a dairy farming family who are showing their animals at a Royal Agricultural Show.

The Pacitti family enter their prize milking cows every year, but its hard work - with early mornings, regular milkings, sweeping and cleaning up, and the accommodation leaves a bit to be desired.

Lester learns to handle cows, feed and water them. He helps out on judging day, enters the Grand Parade, leading his adopted cow, Toppy, and evens wins a prize for milking. Lester also learns a bit about the attitudes and way of life of country Australians.

Episode Credits
Guest:Lester Chin

Host: The Pacitti Family

Thanks to:
Ash, Andrew, Mandy and Gino Pacitti from Misty Brae
Jackie Haebich
Royal Adelaide Agricultural Society

Narration: Peter Goers
Resident Expert: William McInnes

Producer: Sarah Tooth
Series Producer: James Roberts
Executive Producer: Barry Mitchell

More Information
Agricultural Shows
Royal agricultural shows are held annually all over Australia. Explore the sites below to find out more.

Royal Adelaide Show

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Royal Melbourne Show

Perth Royal Show

English Language Learning
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Ten Words About
Explains ten words about the theme of the episode.
Learn more interesting words and phrases as our 'resident expert' presenter William McInnes, talks about our unique Australian terminology.
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