Jerseys to go on show, on-farm

Jerseys to go on show, on-farm

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THE Jersey breed will be on show with the Mount Compass Jersey Cattle Club holding its on-farm heifer competition this month.

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KEEN EYE: Judge Rob Walmsley will inspect the Jersey heifers on-farm from eight entries.

KEEN EYE: Judge Rob Walmsley will inspect the Jersey heifers on-farm from eight entries.

THE Jersey breed will be on show with the Mount Compass Jersey Cattle Club holding its on-farm heifer competition this month.

In recent years, entrants have come from the Barossa Valley and Fleurieu to showcase South Australia Jersey cattle breeding, with eight entrants entered in 2019.

Entries will be assessed by judge Rob Walmsley, Robsvue, Myponga, for their inherent structural correctness using a 700 point scale across a number of traits.

Prizes will be presented for best heifer and best team of heifers – made up of a group of three.

Club vice president Peter Ness said the Jersey competition was quite unique.

“The very special thing is that you get to see daughters (heifers) by artificial insemination sires more, so you get to see good confirmation of the cow in that snap shot before they calve,” he said.

“Also it’s a wonderful social event – you get to catch up with present and past breeders.”

The Jersey judging will be held in the Barossa on Tuesday, February 26, with the Fleurieu Peninsula judging and announcement on Thursday, February 28.

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