Udderly amazing attributes at Dairy showcase
AFTER claiming supreme champion cow at the Queensland Dairy Showcase and the Toowoomba Royal, Hillview Park Ariel Juliana 2 looks to be off to the Ekka.
The Holstein entrant from Cambooya dairy farmer Waylon Barron, Ardylbar Stud, was also runner up for supreme champion udder and attachment at the showcase in Gatton during the 102nd show.
The cow has only been with the Barron family for the past six months, but is already proving its worth in the show ring.
The six-year-old was bred by the McPhee family, Hillview Park, Finley, in New South Whales, and was purchased by the Barron family through a sale, where he said the cow showed "plenty of potential".
It had only competed in minor shows prior to arriving at Ardylbar Stud, but has since proven it has the ability to go all the way.
"It's always nice to have something to show for our hard efforts," Mr Barron said.
"There were a lot of good cows in the supreme class (but) it's always good to finish with the top gong."
Mr Barron and his family milk about 180 Holstein and jersey cattle and farm about 1350 acres, where they aim to be as self sufficient as possible, growing their own grain and hay.
Judging the supreme champion cow class, Mark Patullo, World Wide Size, Victoria, said there was an outstanding showcase of dairy cattle throughout all breeds exhibited at the show.
He said the quality of cattle was outstanding.
"The supreme was certainly a cow that had had about four to five calves, her angularity, dairyness and udder attachment was outstanding," Mr Patullo said.
Queensland dairy showcase results
- Champion dairy cow: Hillview Park Ariel Juliana 2, AD&SL Barron
- Supreme champion udder and attachment: Mytleholm Lemon Empress 60, Bourke Family
- Supreme pen of three cows: Illawarra, Bourke Family
- Supreme champion intermediate heifer: Leader Beemer Satin, R&J Lindsay
- Supreme pen of three heifers: Illawarra, MJ&GJ Henry
- Supreme champion junior heifer: Ardylbar Classy Flora, AD&SL Barron