Supreme Champion Cow "Millaa View" Diamond Pansy with Catherine English (All Breeds Dairy Maid), Handler: Mark Patullo, Terese Daley, & Russell Smith, author of the children's book, "Holly the Holstein" who presented the trophy.
History was made at the Malanda Show this year when the Supreme Champion Cow was awarded to the youngest exhibitor to win the title in the show’s 104 years running.
16 year old Terese Daley (who runs her own stud Glen Garriff Holsteins) took out the title with her very own cow Millaa View Diamond Pansy who also won her class in the 3 to 4 year old in-milk.
All Breeds Committee organiser Anne Daley said “Terese is the youngest exhibitor in the history of the Malanda Show to win Supreme Champion and win it with her own cow”.
The show was held in the Atherton Tablelands, QLD between the 25th to the 27th of June and rainy weather wasn’t enough to stop the crowds from pouring in.
The dairy show opened with the inaugural ‘John and Cherie Bevan Memorial Dairy Youth Challenge’ to honour the founders of Bevandale Holsteins.
18 participants took part in the Dairy Youth Challenge; all from the Atherton and Tablelands region.
Youth camp mentor and Holstein Australia Classifier Phil Hentschke said many participants from the Far North Queensland’s All Breeds Educational Dairy Youth Camp and Calf Day entered in the show events.
“I came to support the kids and it was fantastic to see them being incredibly industrious and for some, they were participating in their very first show” said Mr Hentschke.
Mr Hentschke judged the Dairy Youth Challenge and said the competition was very hard to adjudicate because the standard was so high.
“Their handling was impeccable and very hard to judge because they were all so good!” said Mr Hentschke.
The show attracted a large turn out with approximately 40 participants taking part in this year’s All Breeds Dairy Cattle Parader Competition.
Judges Matt Henry (White Park / Tara Illawarras) of Darling Downs, QLD and Graeme Hamilton of Mt Gambier, South Australia officiated the show with Paul Newland of Malanda, QLD who judged the Senior Parader on Saturday.
Ms Daley said “It was a tremendous crowd and it really was a very successful show”.