Clydebank Allen Leonie EX94-2E 6* Owned and bred by R & L Somerville, Clydebank Holsteins
Hunt is on for 2023 Cow of the Year!
It is time to nominate for one of Holstein Australia’s most prestigious animal awards, the Holstein Australia Cow of the Year for 2023.
So what type of animal makes a good Cow of the Year candidate?
If you can think of a cow in your herd that is highly classified, produces a lot of milk, has good family connections and generally epitomises all that is good and wonderful about Holstein cows - then 2023 could be your year!
If you don’t want to enter one of your own cows, did you know you can nominate cows owned by other Holstein Australia members?
So, what do you win? The recognition of your peers, along with your name inscribed on the Australian Cow of the Year trophy, a plaque and a feature length write up and photograph in the Holstein Journal.
Here’s everything you need to know:
The Australian Cow of the Year is open to all females in the Holstein Australia Herdbook or Appendix.
Nominations can be received from the owner or any third party, including Sub-Branches.
Nominations should feature high production, high classification and exceptional progeny, but do not necessarily have to be a show cow.
Entries must be accompanied by a photograph.
To qualify, the cow must have been born in Australia and be alive (in milk or dry) at 12th May 2023.
Any animals in which members of the Breed Development & Conformation Committee or their families have an interest may not be entered in the competition.