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Sydney Royal 2021: Holstein breed has Cobargo cow on top

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All the results and photos from the Holstein ring at the Sydney Royal Show.

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A Holstein cow from Cobargo described as a beautiful example of the breed with a sensational udder has led a strong showing of Holstein females 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 that assessed the 42 entries.

"I've been fortunate enough to travel the world, seen a lot of shows and this cows right up there with her udder today," Mr Templeton said.

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.

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"She calved in February and on show day she producing 55 litres per day on average," Rocky Allen said.

"The plan is get her back in calf and return for the 200th (Sydney) show next year."

Commenting in best senior udder, Mr Templeton said as a young cow that has calved three times, she is a beautiful example of a cow in the Holstein breed.

"When we are trying to breed cows at home this is what we are looking; the business end of the cow. It is why we get out of bed everyday," he said.

"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 .

"Stand beside her that fore udder blends through the body wall so well. Her teats are placed in the centre of her quarter... the udder fits the cow, it suits the whole frame of the cow"

Reserve senior female went to Calderwood Goldendreams Marg exhibited by the Strong family, while senior honourable mention was awarded to Tomargo Recluse Stanley Starbaby exhibited by Chesworth Dairy Partnership, Tomargo Recluse, Dubbo.

"Four me they are cows that are balanced, cows that display great mammary systems, they are comfortable on their feet and legs, they are hard topped," Mr Templeton said.

The junior champion and intermediate champion Holstein titles went to two exhibits from the Strong family of Strongbark Holstein, Tongarra.

Strongbark Royal Lustra, an Eclipse Royal Crush daughter out of Strongbark Thunder Lustre, took the junior sash while Strongbark Ms Doorman Voltage, by Val-Bisson Doorman out of Murribrook Atwood Valentine, was the intermediate.

Reserve intermediate was Rockstar Weeksdale Avalanche Holiday exhibited by Allen, Weeks and Salmon, Cobargo and best intermediate udder went to Mystic Solomon Pippa exhibited by Jade Whatman, Mystic Holsteins, Burrawang, which also received honourable mention.

Christopher Allen of Cobargo exhibited the reserve junior champion, Rockstar Weeksdale Sidekick Bambi, and Brad and Jess Gavenlock, Cherrylock Cattle Co, Tallygaroopna, Vic and Murray and Jane Polson, Mario Park Holsteins, Oxley Island, exhibited the junior honourable mention in Rockstar Avalanche Paige.

RESULTS PANEL 

Judge: Matt Templeton, Tarwin, Vic

No. of exhibits: 42

Junior champion: Strongbark Royal Lustre exhibited by the Strong family, Strongbark Holsteins, Tongarra

Reserve junior champion: Rockstar Weeksdale Sidekick Bambi exhibited by Christopher Allen, Cobargo

Junior honourable mention: Rockstar Avalanche Paige exhibited by Brad and Jess Gavenlock, Cherrylock Cattle Co, Tallygaroopna, Vic and Murray and Jane Polson, Mario Park Holsteins, Oxley Island

Best intermediate udder: Mystic Solomon Pippa exhibited by Jade Whatman, Mystic Holsteins, Burrawang

Intermediate champion: Strongbark Ms Doorman Voltage exhibited by the Strong family, Strongbark Holsteins, Tongarra

Reserve intermediate champion: Rockstar Weeksdale Avalanche Holiday exhibited by Allen, Weeks and Salmon, Cobargo

Intermediate honourable mention: Mystic Solomon Pippa exhibited by Jade Whatman, Mystic Holsteins, Burrawang

Best senior udder: Galba DB Janette exhibited by the Allen family of Galba Holsteins, Cobargo

Senior champion: Galba DB Janette exhibited by the Allen family of Galba Holsteins, Cobargo

Reserve senior champion: Calderwood Goldendreams Marg 2nd exhibited by the Strong family, Strongbark Holsteins, Tongarra

Senior honourable mention: Tomargo Recluse Stanley Starbaby exhibited by Chesworth Dairy Partnership, Tomargo Recluse, Dubbo

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