Boldview Modem Pastel, a six year old Ayrshire cow impressed Canadian judge Michael McQuat with her youthfulness so much that he sashed her senior champion in the Sydney Royal Easter Show dairy ring.
Exuding balance and softness, the cow exhibited by Michael Eagles, Ghinni Creek Ayrshire stud, Moto, and led by Janiene Eagles, was commended for its snug udder and teat placement.
Producing 35 litres of milk per day, Boldview Modem Pastel is on track to produce 8500 litres in its current lactation and was also sashed best senior udder, proving the mature cow’s productivity.
Judge Campbell McQuat, Mapleburn Farm, Quebec, Canada, said the senior champion was put above the line-up of exhibits for its femininity and blending.
“She just blends so well and she got the advantage over the reserve for her youthfulness,” he said.
“Although an older cow she still shows youth and her overall width through the udder and cage made her standout ahead of the rest.”
Boldview Modem Pastel was sired by Lagace Modem and from Boldview Paella Harmony.
In reserve was Ayrshire’s most successful exhibitor, Stuart and Rebecca Cole, Liddel Ayrshire stud, Wagga Wagga, for their entry Rockvale Burdette Olga.
The over 3 and half, not over 4 years, in milk class winner was sired by Palmyra Tri-Star Burdette and from Rockvale Lone Olga.
Not far behind the champion, the reserve champion is currently producing 40 litres of milk per day with a possible 8000 litres at the end of its lactation.
Earlier in the judging, the Cole’s dominated the intermediate judging, taking out champion, reserve and best udder sashes.
The intermediate champion and best udder, Liddel P Reality Rose Fifth was sired by Palmyra Tri-Star Reality and from Liddel Pardner Rose.
The three and half year old is on its second calf and is currently producing 30 litres per day and is on track to produce about 7500 litres for this lactation.
In reserve was Regal Park Reality Solax who was sired by Palmyra Tri-Star Reality and from Hurlstone Deborah Solax.
Liddel Ayrshire stud also went on to take-out the Pen of Three sash.
The dry judging found a junior champion in Gordonvale Winchester IMP-ET exhibited by Sam Gordon, Gordon Vale Ayrshire, Henty.
Winning its class heifer over 20 months not over 24 months.
Sired by mapleburn Remington
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Reserve was sashed to Liddel Dreamer WB Rose, exhibited by Stuart and Rebecca Cole, Liddel Ayrshire stud, Wagga Wagga.