After a detailed countback process which resulted in the need for a final adjudicator, a Holstein cow from Jaspers Brush in the NSW Shoalhaven has won the title of Supreme Champion Dairy Female at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show.
But the story is not only that Avonlea Fever Suzette emerged the dairy competition’s version of Best in Show this year, she was the defending Supreme Champion Dairy Female from the 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show.
To win this year the five-and-a-half year old Holstein had to beat off all competition in her own classes and breed and then be considered the best example of a cow across all dairy breeds exhibited and entered at the Show.
Owner and handler Justin Walsh says back-to-back wins is incredibly satisfying;
“It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work leading up to the Show and then competing here throughout it”, he said.
“To win Supreme Champion once is great, to win two years in a row is amazing,” Mr Walsh said.
Each cow exhibited at the Sydney Royal Easter Show is milked daily on site and can produce upwards of 30 litres of milk each time.