The Altmann Family from South Australia has again reigned supreme in the Holzhauser competition based on herd recording results during 2014. It was however a close competition between the top four, with Ian and Julie Mueller coming in second, Rob and Marie Newton third and the Altmann family's second entry in fourth.
Entries in the Holzhauser Awards consist of ten cows with the highest combined total protein and butterfat content – there are no test restrictions. An award is also given to the entry showing the greatest improvement over the previous year’s average in combined total of protein and butterfat.
Ltrs F+P kgs
1 JC Altmann & Sons 12,629 940.9
2 IJ & JA Mueller 12,061 864.8
3 RN & RM Newton 12,365 849.9
4 JC Altmann & Sons 11,749 849.2
5 GP & RC Williams 11,673 836.3
6 RN & RM Newton 11,169 782.6
7 RN & RM Newton 11,318 756
8 T & K Cochrane 9,428 733.2
9 Braelee Pastoral 9,761 725.2
10 R & S Parker 9,330 666.7
1 RN & RM Newton
2 JC Altmann & Sons
100 Cow Average 11,148ltrs 800.5kgs F+P