Orchard Vale Informer Tiffany 2019 Cow of the Year
With competitions and shows few and far between this year, why not take a look at your herd and see if you have a candidate for the 2020 Australian Cow of the Year?
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 black and whites or red and whites, then this year could be your year. And remember, we are not necessarily looking for a show cow.
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 glowing write up and photograph in The 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 31st May 2020.
Any animals in which members of the Committee or their families have an interest may not be entered in the competition.