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Early yesterday, 500 "Lone Hill’’ cows belonging to Lachlan Johnston began an almost six-hour-long trek starting on Pannets Rd near Clydevale.
The herd then walked through Clydevale, over the one-lane Clydevale Bridge, through Greenfields and then on to Tuapeka Mouth.
Mrs Tairua said it was the third time she and a group of keen women riders had helped move the Johnston family’s herd.
“We are just a group of women riders who step up to help our neighbours move their dairy herds during the national dairy moving day.
This year the group were joined by two younger riders Caitlyn Steel (10) and Savanna Waller (9), who said they were enjoying the ride with the women.
“It’s a lot of fun moving the cows along," Caitlyn said.
Mr Johnston said the annual walk was very stressful for him and his family but it wasn’t any bother for the cows.
“I’ve had little sleep these past few days worrying about everything and planning on how to keep both the cows and my family safe on the roads as we walked the 20km to the winter grazing paddocks near Tuapeka Mouth," he said.