STAND out Holstein, Hillview Park Ariel Julianna 2, has been named the Dairy Farmers Milk Cooperative Supreme Champion Dairy Cow of the Royal Queensland Show.
Exhibited by the Barron family, Ardylbar Stud, Cambooya, the six year old by Maple-Downs IGW Atwood was also judged to have the supreme champion udder of the show.
Adding to the excitement on centre ring was that Julianna 2 had already led the team that was named as the supreme group of three females.
The supreme champion intermediate dairy title went to the Holstein, Leader Beemer Satin, exhibited by Rob and Jo Lindsay, Warwick. The cows has earlier won the breed’s 30-36 months in-milk class.
Supreme champion intermediate udder went to the Barron family from Cambooya. Ardylbar Archrival Gorgeous had won the Holstein 30-36 months in milk class.
The Illawarra, Sunny View Barbwire Pauline, exhibited by Damen Phillips, Tim Nichols and the Barron family was named the supreme champion junior heifer in a unanimous decision by the six judges. Pauline had earlier won the 20-24 months heifer class before topping her breed.
The competition also saw the selection of the cutest dairy cow of Ekka as part of the Queensland dairy industry’s Go Local Dairy campaign. Small Business Minister Shannon Fentiman decorated the aptly name Withawye Beauty Queen, shown by James Dunne, Beaudesert, as the winner. The competition was decided by popular vote by Ekka visitors visiting the dairy stalls. The 12 month old Jersey scored one in three votes in the final tally.
Ayshire. Jnr female: Auchen Plumb Nexus Nigela, Edwards family. Res: Pineville Thistle Burdette, RG&RO Zerner. Int female: Boombana Crown Princess, Nicholas Schneider. Res: Tailors Grove Ebenee, LM&MA Schneider. Snr female: Sunny Days Ice Maid, LM&MA Schneider.
Brown Swiss: Jnr female: Trublu Brookings Kirby, Andrew and Larina McConnell. Cow: Elavesor Zaster Exciting, Andrew and Larina McConnell.
Guernsey: Jnr female: Bruanna Frances 9th, Brendan Hayden. Res: Wyrallah Kakadu Edna, Andrew and Larina McConnell. Int female: Bruanna Frances 12th. Res: Fernybank Reuben Kalleen, Laurie Dunne. Snr female: Shadow Valley TS Joondoomba, JT&JM O’Donohoe.
Holstein: Jnr female: Arabella Avalanche Tammy, Arabella Farming Company. Res: Arabella Byway Ding. Int female: Leader Beemer Satin, Rob and Jo Lindsay. Res: Ardylbar Archrival Gorgeous, AD&SL Barron. Snr female: Hillview Park Ariel Julianna 2 Res: Wild Oats Shottle Georgia, Wild Oats Holsteins.
Illawarra: Jnr female: Sunny View Barbwire Pauline, exhibited by Damen Phillips, Nichols & Barron. Res: Tara Red Rose 2, MJ&GJ Henry. Int female: White Park Thelma 226, MJ&GJ Henry. Res: Myrtleholme Star 27. Bourke family. Snr female: Myrtleholme Lemon Empress 60. Res: Allenvale Virgin 13, Damen Phillips, Nichols & Barron.
Jersey: Jnr female: Ascot Park Beaus Elaine 6, SG&JA McCarthy. Res: MacLeigh Valentinos Diamond 2, Matthew McCarthy. Int Female: Glen Echo GN Darcy 53, CR&CM Parker. Res: Kenarie Lesters Confetti 2nd, Patrick McDonald. Snr female: Glen Echo Celebrity Suzzette, CR&CM Parker. Res: Adadale Gator Teresa, Paulger family.