Jersey dominates interbreed

Sydney Royal '19; Jersey in clean sweep of dairy interbreed


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Brunchilli Vanahlem Eileen 2 was awarded Sydney Royal supreme champion dairy female for 2019.

Brunchilli Vanahlem Eileen 2 was awarded Sydney Royal supreme champion dairy female for 2019.

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The Jersey breed wowed judges at Sydney Royal Show where they awarded them a clean sweep during the dairy interbreed competition on Tuesday.

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Brunchilli Farming Trust of Nowra has claimed the Dairy Farmers Supreme Champion Perpetual Trophy for a senior dairy female with their exhibit Brunchilli Vanahlem Eileen 2.

The five-year-old was sired by Pannoo Abe Vanahlem from the prominent Brunchilli Eileen cow line.

Shown since she was a calf, she has never placed below third, being named the intermediate champion Jersey female in 2017 and then third at the 2018 International Dairy Week (IDW).

In class, Jersey breed judge Wayne Kuhne, Bushlea Farms, Koonwarra, Victoria, described her as a lovely framed female with angularity and openness to rib, depth of fore rib and a long hard top.

The Menzies and Boyd families, who were celebrating 20 years of their stud in 2019, were also successful in the pen of three females.

Supreme intermediate champion, Windy Ways Galaxies Dawn 7 exhibited in partnership by Brad, Jess and Penny Gavenlock, Berry, with breeder Frank Walsh of Windy Ways stud, Tongala, Victoria, pictured with former chair of the RAS Sydney Royal Show dairy section, Kevin Everett of Gloucester.

Supreme intermediate champion, Windy Ways Galaxies Dawn 7 exhibited in partnership by Brad, Jess and Penny Gavenlock, Berry, with breeder Frank Walsh of Windy Ways stud, Tongala, Victoria, pictured with former chair of the RAS Sydney Royal Show dairy section, Kevin Everett of Gloucester.

Supreme intermediate champion female, and the Wesfarmers Federation Insurance Perpetual Shield winner, went to Windy Ways Galaxies Dawn 7, exhibited in partnership by Brad and Jess Gavenlock with breeder Frank Walsh of Windy Ways stud, Tongala, Victoria.

It was Windy Ways first time exhibiting at Sydney, but that didn't stop the immediate champion and reserve champion of all breeds from IDW claiming the interbreed champion spot.

The three-year-old was sired by Galaxies Celebrity from Windy Ways Headline Dawn, and was best intermediate udder in the Jersey breed judging.

Holstein judge, Marcus Young, put the Jersey at the top of his line. He said she oozed quality from the end of her nose to the tip of her toes.

"When you really look at this cow you've got to admire her width throughout, chest width and beautiful spring of the rib. When you get behind this cow you have to admire her udder," Mr Young said.

Shirlinn Joel Melys 2 from Brian and Vicki Wilson and family, Tamworth, was sashed junior interbreed champion at Sydney Royal Show, pictured with Todd Wilson.

Shirlinn Joel Melys 2 from Brian and Vicki Wilson and family, Tamworth, was sashed junior interbreed champion at Sydney Royal Show, pictured with Todd Wilson.

Brad Gavenlock said he first saw her as a fresh, rough around the edges two-year-old and he had been trying to buy her from owner, Frank Walsh, ever since to no avail until they eventually settled on a partnership in January at IDW.

Another Jersey female triumphed in the junior interbreed division, with Shirlinn Joel Melys 2 from Brian and Vicki Wilson and family, Tamworth, taking top gong.

This particular female wowed the judges back in 2018, winning the same title.

Sired by Guimo Joel from Shirlinn Reagan Melys, the two-year-old was admired by the Jersey breed judge for her lovely balance, open chest and midsection, clean sweep of rib and ability to walk on a great set of legs.

"Everything's got room for that udder down the track," Jersey judge Mr Kuhne.

Judges across the six breeds were Wayne Kuhne (Jersey), Pat Nicholson from Jugiong Jerseys (Ayrshire), Lachlan Fry (Brown Swiss), Michael Hentschke (Gurnsey), Marcus Young (Holstein), and Glen Gordon (Illawarra).

  • Read all the Sydney dairy results in next week's edition of The Land.

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