A Holstein cow from Cobargo described as a beautiful example of the breed with a sensational udder led a strong showing of 42 Holsteins at Sydney Royal.
It was the first 'big dance' for Galba DB Janette exhibited by the Allen family of Galba Holsteins, Cobargo, but that didn't stop her impressing judge Matt Templeton of Tarwin, Vic. Sired by Mr D Apple Diamondback and out of Galba Aftershock Janette, the four-year-old female won senior champion female and best senior udder.
"She calved in February and on show day she was producing 55 litres per day on average," Rocky Allen said.
Commenting on his selection, Mr Templeton said as a young cow that has calved three times, she was a beautiful example of a Holstein.
"A comfortable winner; stand behind her she is high and wide in the rear udder, she has a beautiful median suspensory ligament that runs up through her rear udder," he said. "Stand beside her that fore udder blends through the body wall so well. Her teats are placed in the centre of her quarters."
Reserve senior went to Calderwood Goldendreams Marg exhibited by the Strong family of Strongbark Holsteins, Tongarra, while senior honourable mention was Tomargo Recluse Stanley Starbaby from Chesworth Dairy Partnership, Dubbo.
The junior and intermediate champion Holstein titles went to two exhibits from Strongbark stud. Strongbark Royal Lustra took the junior sash, while Strongbark Ms Doorman Voltage was the intermediate.
Reserve intermediate was Rockstar Weeksdale Avalanche Holiday exhibited by Allen, Weeks and Salmon, Cobargo and best intermediate udder and honourable mention went to Mystic Solomon Pippa exhibited by Jade Whatman, Mystic Holsteins, Burrawang.
Christopher Allen of Cobargo exhibited the reserve junior, Rockstar Weeksdale Sidekick Bambi, and Cherrylock Cattle Co, Tallygaroopna, Vic and Mario Park Holsteins, Oxley Island, exhibited the junior honourable mention in Rockstar Avalanche Paige.