Judged by Matt DeCicco
was a strong selection of cows entered into this years competition, with the
5-6 year old class having the largest number of entries. A 6 year old cow
(Paula) owner by A&J Harrison of Nerrena was crowned the winner of this
class as well as the overall champion. Paula exhibited a superb balance
of strength, style and functionality. She had tremendous width and
openness through her muzzle, chest and rib, which carried through to her
impressive udder, strong rump and correct feet and leg set.
The emphasis was on functional cows that are built to last and endure the more often then not testing pasture based conditions of South Gippsland.
Cows with strong udder attachments, adequate dairy strength and width, good pitch to their loin and importantly sound feet and legs to ensure the ability to walk long distances on a daily basis, placed favourably.
The reserve champion cow was owned by the Jones family of Foster for a super uddered 5yr old cow and an honourable mention to a powerful 4 yr old Jersey cow (5216) from the Boyd’s of Foster who won her class.
Prizes available for collection from the Foster RSL on Wednesday 3rd March between 11am and 1pm. We will endeavour to distribute unclaimed prizes in a timely manner.
Paula exhibited by A & J Harrison, Nerrena
R12 exhibited by the Jones Family, Foster
3rd 2250 – W. Whelan, Toora
3rd Roxy - Jones Family, Foster