Proud cow performs well in Illawarra farm challenge

Proud cow performs well in Illawarra farm challenge


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TOP COW: Lake Breeze Wine's Robyn Follett presents the trophy for champion cow to Warren Doecke, Springvale Enterprises, Woods Point.

TOP COW: Lake Breeze Wine's Robyn Follett presents the trophy for champion cow to Warren Doecke, Springvale Enterprises, Woods Point.

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FOUR-year-old cow Springvale Pride 29 has stood out from the herd to win champion cow at the Lake Breeze On Farm Challange

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FOUR-year-old cow Springvale Pride 29 has stood out from the herd to win champion cow at the Lake Breeze Illawarra On Farm Challenge, held late last year.

Breeder Warren Doecke, Springvale Enterprises, Woods Point, said the cow had a successful show career.

It has previously won intermediate champion Illawarra cow at the 2017 Murray Bridge Show, and gaining an honourable mention for intermediate Illawarra champion at the 2018 International Dairy Week and 2016 Royal Adelaide Show.

Mr Doecke said Pride, sired by Landovery Dynamic, was a good producer, producing 8280 litres, with 307 kilograms of butterfat and 271kg of protein in 286 days as a second-calver.

“I think it stands out a little bit,” he said. “I’d like to think it’s got quite a few good years ahead of it.”

Mr Doecke said it was always an honour to have a judge select one of his cows as a champion.

The competition was judged by Jersey breeder Phillip Hentschke, Williamstown, with entries from red cow breeders from the Murray Bridge and Mount Gambier regions.

Reserve champion went to mature cow entrant Blackwood Park Laurel 90, sired by Blackwood Blitz, exhibited by the Altmann family, Toora, while the honourable mention went to three-year-old class winner Waikato Farm Carolyn 4212, Waikato Farm, Mount Schank.

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