Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition winners announced

10 Jan, 2018 11:07 AM
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Fairvale Morty Lady 51 as the supreme champion at International Dairy Week in 2014 - has added another accolade to its list of achievements.
... for many, this competition is the country’s No. 1 contest for the year.
Fairvale Morty Lady 51 as the supreme champion at International Dairy Week in 2014 - has added another accolade to its list of achievements.

The Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition celebrates the unsung heroines of modern-day dairies – the cows that produce Australia’s milk on-farm every day without fanfare.

In total, this year’s competition involved close to 2500 Holsteins, and 357 farms across the country.

The break-down of the states were led by Victoria and South-Eastern South Australia (1248 entries from 153 breeders), followed by NSW (582 and 115), then Queensland (284 and 37), South Australia (144 and 21) Tasmania (93 and 11) and Western Australia (83 and 10).

Semex’s Vaughn Johnston said the On-Farm had never been more relevant.

“Shows globally are getting harder and harder to get the numbers, and it’s a high-cost operation,” Mr Johnston said.

“So, for many, this competition is the country’s No. 1 contest for the year. It’s very important we continue it, and make the effort.”

The cows are judged for their conformation at home on the farm. The first and second placegetters in each class within the country’s former 29 HFAA sub-branches moved forward to the state finals, where they were re-assessed by a fresh over-judge to find the state champions.

Numbers were slightly down this year, reflecting the number of dairymen who have exited the industry in the last 12 months.

Overachievers will be missed

One of those farms exiting, whose impact will be sorely missed when their Tasmanian operation shuts off its dairy for the last time, is the double Master Breeder herd of Fairvale Holsteins, owned by Ross and Leanne Dobson. The couple held their first stage dispersal on November 17 – but not before Fairvale became the most prolific name in the country for On-Farm glory.

Fairvale won six of the eight (or 78%) Champions and Reserve Champions in Tasmania, and then sold their entire On-Farm team in Fairvale’s Farewell sale.

For the last 15 years [since Fairvale’s final show], the On-Farm competition has been the only showcase Fairvale has had for its cows outside of the exposure its cattle achieve when they are classified, sold, or shown in partnership.

This year, it was interesting to note that two Fairvale-bred animals (aged 12 and 11 years respectively) won a mature championship in two different states – with one of those cows, Fairvale Morty lady 51 EX97-5E, moving into untouchable territory.

Fairvale prefix on two mature Champions in two states

Morty Lady 51 was the cow everyone was talking about after the champions were released. Owned and developed by Will and Lisa McKay (Linsand-V Holsteins, Victoria) and Lindsay and Sandra Thompson (Linsand Holsteins, Tasmania) she became Australia’s highest classified cow at EX97-5E just before the former two-time International Dairy Week Champion (2011 and 2014) was recognised as the champion mature cow in the biggest state final of the competition – the Victoria and South-Eastern South Australia final.

Morty Lady – now aged 12 – traces right back to the first herd book for Holstein Australia. Tasmania’s Mature Champion was the 11-year-old freshly EX94-4E classified Fairvale Reg. Josie 34 (with a 96 MS, and 96 DS).

NSW included a first-time champion

New South Wales included 582 cows from 115 breeders that covered 3500km from Wagga Wagga to Tamworth and everywhere in between.

A first-time champion, and a classic example of the value of the On-Farm Competition was Brett and Anne Jessop, from Cobargo. The couple won the four-year-old class with Smallridge Shadow Rainbow. Sired by B-Crest Shadow, Rainbow is part of a 250-cow herd milked through a 20 a-side swingover herringbone dairy on 800 acres (including 200 acres which are leased).

Rainbow was the result of the couple buying a line of heifers from Craig Whatman, from Robertson. Brett, who spent a year working at the well-known Canadian Holstein herd, Ferme Gillette, in Ontario when he was younger is fully aware of his herd’s potential. But nowadays when showing is lined up against daily chores, daily chores wins.

Results from all states

State over-judging: New South Wales

Judge: Mark Patullo, Walmar Ayrshire & Holsteins, VIC

Entries: 582 (2016 – 677)

Farms: 115 (2016 - 114)

Two year old

Instyle Atwood Satin, RJ Thomas, Instyle Holsteins (Deervale)

Mario Park Atwood Midas-ET, Murray Polson, Marion Park Holsteins (Oxley Island)

Three year old

Coolea Goldie Debutante-ET, Crawford Family, Coolea Holsteins (Numbaa)

Wyoming Darylrae Pontiac, Wenham Family, Jacasha Holsteins (Singleton)

Four year old

1st – Smallridge Shadow Rainbow, BJ & AM Jessop, Smallridge Holsteins, Cobargo

2nd – Kamilaroi Goldsun Satin-ET, Snowden Family, Kamilaroi Holsteins, Mittagong

Five year old

1st – Windy Vale Windbrook Frosty-IMP-ET, RJ Thomas, Instyle Holsteins (Deervale)

2nd – Oxley Vale Damion Fussy 6-ET, AD & ZR Polson, Oxley Vale Holsteins (Oxley Island)

Mature

1st – Pooley Bridge Fever Rose, Moxey Farms, Moxey Farms Holsteins (Gooloogong)

2nd – Murribrook Fever Tia-ET, Murray Sowter, Murribrook Holsteins (Moss Vale)

State over-judging: Queensland

JUDGE: Rob Walmsley, Robsvue Holsteins, Mt Gambier, SA

Entries: 284 (2016 - 331)

Farms: 37 (2016 - 49)

Two year old

1st - Anne Well Guthrie Ding, Clinton Keir (Gold Coast)

2nd - Adadale Sid Felicity, Paulger Partnership, Adadale Holsteins (Kenilworth)

Three year old

1st - Arabella Aftershock Sunrise, Arabella Farming Co., Arabella Holsteins (Brookstead)

2nd - Clarkdale Defiant Bronze, Clark Partnership, Clarkdale Holsteins (Caniaba)

Four year old

1st - Camlou Sid Roxy-IMP-ET, Wild Oats Holsteins (Kenilworth)

2nd - Ourway Atwood Jackie 348, CJ & SJ Daley, Ourway Holsteins (Millaa Millaa)

Five year old

1st - Burnleigh Dempsey Buttercup, Burnleigh Holsteins (Kenilworth)

2nd - Glencrest Spirte 842, GS & RW Teese, Glencrest Holsteins (Beaudesert)

Mature

1st - Kaloola Baltimor Betty, TK & LM Northfield, Kaloola Holsteins (Tatham)

2nd - Grantley Allen Flora, A & S Barron, Ardylbar Holsteins (Cambooya)

State over-judging: South Australia

JUDGE – Scott Braendler, Boldview Farms, Jervois, SA

Entries: 114 (2016 - 82)

Farms: 21 (2015 - 11)

Two year old

1st – Edge Gerold Marissa – S & H Treloar, Edge Holsteins (Victor Harbor)

2nd – Esjay Walter Philana – SJ & V Seeliger, Esjay Holsteins (Flaxman Valley)

Three year old

1st – Mooway Destry Carmel, Glendalin Pty Ltd, Mooway Holsteins (Victor Harbor)

2nd – Esjay Heztry Tigris, SJ & V Seeliger, Esjay Holsteins (Flaxman Valley)

Four year old

1st – Mooway Smokin Mermaid, Glendalin Pty Ltd, Mooway Holsteins (Victor Harbor)

2nd – Glenunga BB Dolly, A & A Koch, Glenunga Proprietors (Moculta)

Five year old

1st – Rockwella Farm Medallion Belle, the Hurrell family, Rockwell and Merrijae Holsteins (Yankalilla)

2nd – Edge Destry Lara, S & H Treloar, Edge Holsteins (Victor Harbor)

Mature

1st – Windy Vale Shotal Toni-ET, CJ & KA Royans, Windy vale Holsteins (Myponga)

2nd – Glenunga Destry Gianna, A & A Koch, Glenunga Proprietors (Moculta)

State over-judging: Tasmania

JUDGE – Henry Bevan, Bevandale Holsteins, Ravenshoe, QLD

Entries: 93 (2016 - 114)

Farms: 11 (2016 - 21)

Two year old

1st – Fairvale Goldchip Butter 291, R & L Dobson, Fairvale Holsteins (Bracknell)

2nd – Fairvale Goldchip Josie 125, R & L Dobson, Fairvale Holsteins (Bracknell)

Three year old

1st – Dial View Aftershock Mustang, M & R Radford, Dial View Holsteins (Riana)

2nd – Datumvale Absolute Kylie, M & J Young, Datumvale Holdings Pty Ltd. (Ridgley)

Four year old

1st – Fairvale AJ Nola 28, R & L Dobson, Fairvale Holsteins (Bracknell)

2nd – Guthrie 322, J & A Evans, Krisamdon Holsteins (Caveside)

Five year old

1st – Murribrook Windhammer Candace-ET, GW & BJ Carpenter & family, Garerley Holsteins, (South Riana)

2nd – Fairvale Damion Josie 92, R. & L. Dobson, Fairvale Holsteins (Bracknell)

Mature

1st – Fairvale Reg. Josie 34, R & L Dobson, Fairvale Holsteins (Bracknell)

2nd – Fairvale Spirte Melody 622, R & L Dobson, Fairvale Holsteins (Bracknell)

State over-judging: Victoria and South-Eastern South Australia

JUDGE: Nick Flanagan, Woodlawn Holsteins, Finley (NSW)

Entries: 1248 (2016 - 1285)

Farms: 153 (2016 - 187)

Two year old

1st – Gorbro Atoutside Meg-ET, RK & JR Gordon, Gorbro Holsteins (Cohuna)

2nd – Luccombe Damion Eva, R & L White, Luccombe Holsteins (Finley)

Three year old

1st – Corra Lea Windbrook Fanny, JL & PL Prout, Corra Lea Holsteins (Kerang)

2nd – Avonlea Reginald Jacobonia, JH & CJ Gardiner, Avonlea Holsteins (Cardinia)

Four year old

1st – Lightning Ridge Goldsun Jane, Darren Crawford, Horizon Holsteins (Invergordon)

2nd – Willette Fever Hay-ET, Jones Family, Cypress Grove Holsteins (Foster)

Five year old

1st – Hawova R Reginald Tamie, Shaw, Clark & Sieben (Torrumbarry)

2nd – Gorbro Goldwyn Robin-ET, RK & JR Gordon, Gorbro Holsteins (Cohuna)

Mature

1st – Fairvale Morty Lady 51, Thompson & McKay, Linsand-V Holsteins (Irrewillipe)

2nd – View Fort Trekka Stylish, Matthew Templeton, View Fort Holsteins (Tarwin)

Supreme champion (this is the only state to name a Supreme Champion)

Fairvale Morty Lady 51, Thompson & McKay, Linsand-V Holsteins (Irrewillipe)

State over-judging: Western Australia

JUDGE – Marcus Young, Datumvale Holsteins, Tasmania

Entries: 83 (2016 - 98)

Farms: 10 (2016 - 18)

Two year old

1st – Katandra Park Mitchell Jana, DM & LM Fry, Katandra Park Holsteins, (Brunswick Junction)

2nd – Nairobi Melva 89, DM & LM Fry, Katandra Park Holsteins (Brunswick Junction)

Three year old

1st – Carenda Colt45 Verene-PO, Kitchen Farms, Carenda Holsteins (Boyanup)

2nd – Logue Marbri Elana, Harvey Agricultural College, Logue Holsteins (Harvey)

Four year old

1st – Treeton Iota Cherry, GA & LE Jenkins, Treeton Holsteins (Cowaramup)

2nd – Acero Explode Lulu, VR Rodwell, Acero Holsteins (Boyanup)

Five year old

1st – Moonaralla Reginald 4484, KW & BL Ravenhill, Moonaralla Holstein (Narrikup)

2nd – Moonaralla Reginald 4914, KW & BL Ravenhill, Moonaralla Holsteins (Narrikup)

1st – Katandra Park Shottle Odamay, DM & LM Fry, Katandra Park Holsteins (Brunswick Junction)

2nd – Angelis Ignite Linda 747, Angi Bros, Angelis Holsteins (Yarloop)

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