The spirit of competition

Whether you’re motivated by self-satisfaction or public recognition, showing is a great way to assess the progress of your breeding program. Ask anyone who’s ever shown cattle – locally, at a ‘Royal’ or International Dairy Week – and they’ll tell you it’s not about winning. It’s about the camaraderie of competition.

The Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition, the largest dairy livestock judging competition in the southern hemisphere. The ultimate accolade for animals is the Australian Cow of the Year, which recognises all-round excellence in production, conformation and contribution to the Holstein breed in Australia. Other major awards include the Semex-Holstein Australia All-Australian national photographic competition.