Although it was the Wake family from Whittingham who dominated the Brown Swiss dairy cattle judging, it was Reg Cochrane Pastoral who took out the top accolade of senior champion.
Led by Kyleigh Cochrane, Reg Cochrane Pastoral, Pyree, Kevindale Zeus Rosina-ET won its over 6 years, in milk class before catching the eye of judge Ben Govett, Dingee, VIC, to take out senior champion and best udder.
Sired by Red Brae Prelude Zeus-M and from Hillside Valiant Rosina, the cow noticed for her tremendous udder capacity is currently producing 35 litres of milk per day.
At seven years old and on its fourth calf, Mr Govett noted the mature cow’s quality attachments which shot her above the rest in the judging ring.
“She is just a beautiful dairy cow - she was best udder because I really love the strength and openness of the cow,” Mr Govett said.
“She has lovely angularity throughout and walked on a good set of feet and legs,” he said.
Reserve senior champion was sashed to most successful exhibitor and Pen of Three winner, Max and Robin Wake, Benleigh Brown Swiss, Whittingham.
Benleigh Goldwyn Peggy-IMP-ET, sired by Bo Joy Agenda Goldwyn-TM and from Blessing Starbuck Peggy, is on its second lactation producing 30 litres per day and is on track to produce 8000 litres.
The intermediate judging sashed Alexz Crawford, Mayfair Brown Swiss, Brundee, with intermediate champion and best udder to the young up and coming exhibitor.
Three-year-old Miss Goldwyn Honeycomb, was sired by Bo Joy Agenda Goldwyn-TM and from Shaidmalia Sonic Honeycombe, and is currently producing 27-28 litres of milk per day.
The reserve sash was also awarded to Benleigh Brown Swiss stud for Benleigh Faust Vreneli.
Sired by Rieland Camelot Faust and from Benleigh Conquest Vreneli, it initially won its class of over 2 and half and not over 3 years, in milk.
The Wake’s earlier success included junior champion Benleigh Joes Jody, sired by Beeli’s Eric Jessy-Joe, with reserve to Brie Bratfield, Leighway Genetics, Singleton, for 20-month-old Benleigh Denver Gredel.