Gordon family takes out premier breeder and exhibitor

international-dairy-week-2015Some of Australia’s most awarded Holsteins were recognised at the Holstein Australia National Awards night, held at Nowra on 24 August.

The  prestigious Semex/Holstein Australia All Australian competition is a national photographic competition that recognises excellence in conformation and showing in Holstein females that have been successful at nominated qualifying shows throughout Australia each year.

The Gordon family (Gorbro Holsteins), from Cohuna, North West Victoria took out both the coveted awards, Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor.

The Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor awards are based on points allocated to each finalist, honourable mention, reserve and winners in each category.

The 2017 winners in each category are:

Mature 6yrs and over: Missy Moo Ladino Cathy-ET EX-92-2E

Breeder: Kayla Bradley, Lockington Vic

Exhibitor: Oakwood Partnership, Tocumwal NSW

Mature 5 yr old: Fairvale Talent Tara 114 EX-90-1E

Breeder: Fairvale Holsteins, Bracknell Tas

Exhibitor: L Thompson & W McKay, Allendale East SA & L R & S J Thompson, Bracknell Tas & B

A, K A & M J Goss, Bishopsbourne Tas

4 yr old: Elm Banks Seaver Donna-ET EX-92-1E

Breeder: Chris & Mary Gleeson, Crossley Vic

Exhibitor: Chris & Mary Gleeson, Crossley Vic

3yr old: Murribrook Atwood Ivy-ET VG89

Breeder: M J Sowter, Moss Vale NSW

Exhibitor: Samurah Pty Ltd t/a Murribrook Holsteins, Moss Vale NSW

2yr old in milk – over 30 mths: Murribrook Doorman Candace-ET VG87

Breeder: M J Sowter, Moss Vale NSW

Exhibitor: Declan L Patten, Sale Vic

2yr old in milk – 30 mths and under: Sun Vale Real Sally VG85

Breeder: G B & M M Anderson, Yarroweyah Vic

Exhibitor: G B & M M Anderson, Yarroweyah Vic

Senior yearling dry – over 15 mths: Bluechip MH Hero Marion VG87

Breeder: Bluechip Holsteins, Zeerust, Vic

Exhibitor: Frank & Diane Borba, Modesto California, USA

Senior yearling dry – 15 months and under: Waljasper Sid Suzette-ET

Breeder: C P & S J Walsh & Family, Jaspers Brush NSW

Exhibitor: C P & S J Walsh & Family, Jaspers Brush NSW

All Australian Holstein Youth calf class: Gorbro Solomon Robin-ET

Breeder: R K & J R Gordon, Cohuna Vic

Exhibitor: R K & J R Gordon, Cohuna Vic

Handler: Ella Young, Ridgley Tasmania

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