A SIX-year-old Guernsey cow milking up to 40 litres a day bred at Caniaba, near Lismore, took top honours at the 2012 North Coast National Dairy Spectacular in Lismore earlier this week.
Sunny Valley Carlos Puppet pipped her stablemate, the Holstein Clarkdale Dundee Brook, at the post of the Supreme Dairy Exhibit title.
Allan and Julie Clark and their daughters Tegan and Shannon breed both Holsteins and Guerneys and collected a swag of ribbons at the prestigious annual event, the richest dairy competition on the East Coast.
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Dairy puts on a spectacle Junior Champion Jersey Kenarie Bright Grey, with owner Pat McDonald, Kenarie Jersey Stud at Murwillumbah.
Dayle McMillan, from Ghinni Creek Ayrshires at Moto, collected a second in the Junior Paraders.
Senior champion Ayrshire Riverland Poker Thistle Girl, a four-year-old milking 25 litres a day, bred by Peter Graham, Riverland Ayrshires at Codrington, with sponsor Mark Myers, co-operative secretary for Norco in Lismore.
Tegan Clark, from Sunny Valley Guernseys, with the Senior Champion Cow, Sunny Valley Carlos Puppet, and judge Selwyn Donald and wife Lorraine Donald, from Wairarapa, New Zealand.
Tegan Clark, Caniaba, the winner of both the Junior Judging and Parading in the 2012 Dairy Spectacular’s youth program.
The top exhibit in the Illawarra section went to Warren Gallagher’s Moyola stud at Clunes via Moyola Madam 8, pictured with judge Graeme Dudgeon, Nowra and partner Louise Maisey.
On announcing duties was John King, “Willow Glen” at Glen Innes, with Bob Hammond “Oakeyvale” near Taree.
Keeping an eye on proceedings in the Illawarra ring was Jim Buckley, of Federal, and Bill Lester, Warwick, Queensland.
Most Successful Exhibitor in the Illawarra ring went to Allen and Denise Whatman’s Allenvale stud at Oakey, Queensland. They are pictured with the Reserve Supreme and Junior Champion Allenvale Virgin 12.
Norco chairman Greg McNamara, Goolmangar dairy farmer Robbie Graham and sponsor Peter Graham, from WFI.
Josie Coles and Madison Riley, of Lismore, kept things running smoothly in the Jersey and Interbreed rings.
Judge Brian Wilson, Tamworth, casts his eye over the Best Udder Over 3 Years class in the Jersey ring.
Senior Champion Jersey Fairbrae Berretta Satisfaction, exhibited by Jim Hewett of Fairbrae Jerseys at Bentley, near Lismore, with sponsor Colin Cole, factory manager at Richmond Dairies in Casino and judge Brian Wilson, Tamworth.
Deputy steward Bill McDermott and chief steward Noela Wyatt.
Supreme Junior Champion Interbreed was a Holstein bred by Tony and Leesa Northfield, Kaloola Holsteins at Tatham, Kaloola Goldwyn Liz. The couple are pictured with their daughters Anna-Lee, 6, Katelyn, 4 and Danielle, 2 and Joan Clark, of Caniaba, who presented the ribbon.
Supreme Pen of Three in the Interbreed judging went to Allan Clark’s Sunny Valley Guernseys at Caniaba. Here he holds Sunny Valley Spider Pacific with sponsor Darren Perkins, George and Fuhrmann.
The line-up in the Interbreed Supreme Udder.
Senior Champion Brown Swiss, Montarae Supreme Daisy, led by Dan Baker, Kempsey. She was bred by Greg Osborne, of Dondingalong.
Supreme Udder of the 2012 Dairy Spectacular went to Myrtle Holme Ailsa 14, owned by Shane Bourke, Warwick, Queensland (holding ribbon) and led by Rob Lindsay.
Senior champion Holstein was Clarkdale Dundee Brooke, led by Shannon Clark, Caniaba.
Supreme Exhibit of the 2012 Dairy Spectacular in Lismore was a six-year-old Guernsey milking 35-40 litres a day, Sunny Valley Carlos Puppet, bred by the Clark family of Caniaba – Allan, Julie, Shannon and Tegan (holding the cow). With them is Colin Cole, representing major sponsor of the event Richmond Dairies in Casino, and judge Selwyn Donald, from New Zealand.
Trent Bormann, from Ravenshoe in Far North Queensland, won the Col Jackson Junior Encouragement Award. He is presented with the shield by the late Mr Jackson’s wife Barbara.
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