We love this time of year as it is such a special opportunity for us to connect with a range of members and to celebrate their achievements in the show ring at Australia's premier dairy show!
Congratulations to the 76 Holstein members exhibiting across 3 shows, representing New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. There are over 400 Holstein cows entered in the 2024 International Dairy Week and we wish each and every exhibitor the very best of luck.
HOLSTEIN AUSTRALIA YOUTH CHALLENGE
We are thrilled to welcome over 120 young people to participate in the 2024 Holstein Australia Youth Challenge as they showcase their fitting, handling and judging skills.
Head along to the Blackmore and Leslie Complex from 11am on Sunday, 14th January to check out the live action or follow along on the Holstein Australia Facebook page for updates!
HOLSTEIN AUSTRALIA MEMBER'S BBQ
You are invited to attend the wonderful Holstein Australia member BBQ, to be held in Wilson Hall on Wednesday, 17th January from 5.00pm. The complimentary BBQ is a perfect chance to mingle with fellow members away from the sheds and enjoy delicious food and drinks, so be sure to register your attendance for catering purposes by clicking here!
ALL-AUSTRALIAN SHOWS AT IDW 2024
In 2023, the Breed Development and Conformation Committee (BDCC) approved changes to the Semex Holstein Australia All-Australian Photographic Competition.
Key changes for members to be aware of are:
The closing date has changed, with the 2023/24 qualifying period being 1st July 2023 – 31st May 2024.
Animals exhibited at any Australian show adjudicated by a judge or judges on the Holstein Australia National Judges Panel, another dairy breed association panel or recognised by an international dairy breed association panel will be eligible for entry into the competition.
The three shows listed below at International Dairy Week 2024 are eligible for this year’s competition.
2024 ABS Australia/Maxcare National All Breeds Youth Show
2024 IDW National Red and White Holstein Show
2024 IDW National Holstein Show
Entries for the 2023/24 Semex Holstein Australia All Australian Photographic competition are now open. You can download the competition entry form here.
POWER OF WOMEN IN DAIRYING DINNER
The Annual Power of Women in Dairying Dinner will be held in Wilson Hall on Tuesday, 16th January from 7.30pm and is great value for just $12 per ticket. Get tickets here.
This event serves as a fundraiser for the Power of Women in Dairying World Dairy Expo Scholarship and is a wonderful networking opportunity.
The guest speaker for this year's event is Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) Donor and Partnerships Director - Georgie Herbert. For many years, Georgie was inspired by her Mum Mandy's journey with Ovarian Cancer - a disease which currently has no detection test and claims the life of 1 Australian woman ever 8 hours.
Also speaking is Emmalea Wishart of Rowlands Park Holsteins, who will share her experience at World Dairy Expo 2023 - and what a passionate and inspired young woman she is!
And finally, the 8th recipient of the Bette Hall Award will be revealed - so why not gather together your friends and family and come along for a fun and relaxing night amongst the madness of IDW!