The Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition


The Semex-Holstein Australia On-Farm Competition is the largest dairy livestock judging competition in the southern hemisphere. Each year, more than 2,500 entries across the country compete for a range of local, regional, state and zone titles.


Unlike conventional livestock judging events, cattle are assessed for their structural correctness on their home property. This unique format means all breeders can compete against the best in their region or state on an equal basis.

Each Sub-Branch conducts its own competition in spring. The winners are then ‘over-judged’ to determine regional or state champions, with the results announced at regional and state wide award presentations throughout early summer. This competition is open to all females that are either registered or eligible for registration in the Holstein Australia Herdbook or Appendix.