3000 cows on 500 farms throughout the country have now been judged in the Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm dairy competition. The competition, which is in its 15th year, has a distinctive format that brings commercial and registered dairyfarmers together like no other dairy event in the nation.
The cows were judged for their conformation on-farm – without any preparation – which opens up the entries in an exciting way, and always uncovers exciting cows that no-one has seen before. The competition is divided into 29 Holstein Australia sub-branches throughout the country and entries peaked at more than 260 animals in some of the sub-branch strongholds.
The first and second placegetters from each class (at the sub-branch level) then graduated to their respective state finals where they were re-assessed by a fresh over-judge in early December to find the individual state champions for age.
Source: Australian Dairy Farmer