THIS is not the Melbourne Royal but winning the Leading Edge Genetics on farm challenge for the best commercial dairy cow in the region is better in some ways.
And it was a delighted White family of Leongatha; Les and Diane, together with Russell and Amy, who returned to the winners’ dais after six years to claim the award for the best production cow in 2019.
Their cow, Dilee Roble 864 is the sort of cow everyone would like to have in the shed, according to local judge Roger Perrett, who with his team looked at an incredible 408 cows, on farm, over the week before naming the White cow as their best at an event recently.
“We’d expect that cow to do her 10,000 litres this year, no problem. She’s by an AI sire Roble, out of one of our own herd cows so it’s typical of our genetics which is good. But they’re hard to win,” said Russell this week.
2019 On Farm Challenge 4 Year old and over Class winners:
1st Dilee Roble 864 – sired by AltaRoble: L, D, R and A White, Leongatha South
2nd Kitty – Fever, T Munden, Nilma
3rd 6608 – AltaIota, G and L Williams, Hallora
4th 2217 – Demolish, Carisma Farms, Leongatha South
5th 2577 – CSCFloodgate, Wallacedale Jerseys, Poowong
6th 4218 – Region, Reid/Egan, Longwarry North
7th Maiden – Conn, K Munden, Nilma
8th 5657 – Van Ahlem, Cambroe, Yannathan
9th 3502 – AltaRoble, J and J Gillan, Caldermeade
10th 1368 – Steady, S and T Wilson, Nyora
White cow named on farm best