BEFORE scoring a role on McLeod's Daughters nearly three years ago, Michala Banas was as unfamiliar with farm animals as any typical inner-city dweller.
But her time filming on a farm has made her adapt to living on the land. "I have so much more respect for farmers now," she said.
Banas yesterday met Queenie, a jersey cow from Gippsland, who will be starring in the Royal Melbourne Show, which starts on Thursday.
Banas has become comfortable with animals such as Queenie because of her role on McLeod's Daughters.
The Show's organisers were yesterday putting the finishing touches to the new attractions.
Royal Melbourne Show CEO Mark O'Sullivan said huge crowds were expected to check out the changes to the traditional facilities.