The sashing of four-year-old senior champion Guernsey cow Brookleigh Legend Invisible, exhibited by Stuart Moore, Fernbrook Guernseys at Dorrigo, capped off the best showing of the breed at Sydney Royal Show since the mid 1980s.
A total of 27 head from South Australia to Queensland paraded in front of journeyman judge Grame Hopf, Murwillumbah - deliberating at his 105th royal show since 1969 - who described the winning cow on its second lactation as structurally outstanding.
Mr Moore purchased Legend Invisible from the Cleggett family, Brookleigh Guernseys at Glencoe, SA, during International Dairy Week. She is the first animal he has shown.
Intermediate champion went to Brookleigh Jocette, bred and exhibited by the Cleggett family while best intermediate udder was awarded to the Moore family, Meadow Vale at Dorrigo for Meadow Vale Garrett Margerine.
Junior champion ribbon went to Brookleigh Brogdon Jamboree, 20 months exhibited by Amy Hayter, Euberta via Wagga Wagga.
The class of three females any age was won by the Cleggett family who also won dam's progeny group while Meadow Vale won class of five. Junior class of three went to the Moore family, Meadow Vale.
Champion dry cow in calf went to the stylish Meadow View Tiara, exhibited by the Russell family, Bega, while dry cow more than three and a half years old went to previous Sydney Royal reserve champion Alembry Pheonix Sunflower bred by the Tomkin family, Alembry Guernseys, Kiama.