The Victorian Branch recently held its annual Illawarra calf show, combining once again with the Guernsey breed at the Kyabram show ground for a show, post-show BBQ and games. The judge was Sarah Tilburg of First Class Illawarras, Newly Victoria.

Our junior and senior handler classes were once again sponsored by Agrigene. The winner of this year’s junior handler went to Darby McClaren, while Sarah Lloyd was successful in placing first in the senior class. Winners received a calf rug supplied by Agrigene and all participants received a satchel  bag also supplied by Agrigene.

For her junior champion Sarah selected the Hayes family entry of Llandovery Jettas Laurel with the Tuhan family winning reserve junior champion with their entry Riversleigh Pingerly Joan, a daughter of successful Illawarra sire Treeton Pingelly.

For her senior champion Sarah selected the winner of the yearling class Riversleigh Birchall Jean 26, also entered by the Tuhan family .  This year’s reserve senior champion was won by a heifer bred by the Hayes family and exhibited by Doug Tuhan.  She was Llandovery Empires Eva a daughter of the highly-regarded sire, Llandovery Jinnys Empire.

The Agrigene’s most successful exhibitor award was won by the Hayes family.

The Victorian Branch would like to thank our calf show sponsors for a successful calf day. They include the following:

Agrigene, Rex James Stockfeed, Crowther sheds, Murray Goulburn, Coprice stockfeed.

Class 1A. Junior Handler under 12 years.
1st Darby McClaren
2nd Jasmine Johns
3rd Bella Brunt
4th Joshua Hayes

Class 1B Senior Handler 12 to 18 years
1st Sarah Lloyd
2nd Sophie Chittick
3rd Sam Fitzsimmons

Class 2. Heifer born after 1st November 2016
1st Hayes Family – Llandovery Manus Freda, sire. Eagle Park Manu

Class 3. Heifer born between 1st September to 31st October 2016
1st Hayes Family - Llandovery Manus Verbena, sire. Eagle Park Manu
2nd Tuhan family -  Riversleigh Pingerly Joan, sire. Treeton Pingerly
3rd Tuhan Family – Riversleigh Tuck Flower 29, sire. Riversleigh Tuck

Class 4. Heifer born between 1st July to 31st August 2016
1st Hayes Family – Llandovery Jettas Laurel, sire. Llandovery Jetta
2nd Rachael & Lachlan Barnes Llandovery Vipers Joan, sire. Three Creeks Viper
3rd Keven Fitzsimmons Jarman P Butter Pride, sire. Blackwood Park Butternut

Junior Champion. Hayes Family - Llandovery Jettas Laurel
Reserve Junior Champion. Tuhan Family – Riversleigh Pingerly Joan

Class 5. Heifer born 1st April to 30th June 2016
1st Tuhan Family – Riversleigh Birchall Jean 26, sire. Riversleigh Birchall

Class 6. Heifer born 1st January to 31st March 2016
1st Hayes Family – Llandovery Butternuts Venus, sire. Blackwood Park Butternut

Class 7. Heifer born 1st September to 31st December 2015
1st Hayes Family – Llandovery Bettermans Eva, sire. Llandovery Betterman

Class 8. Heifer born 1st July to 31st  August 2015
1st Doug Tuhan – Llandovery Empires Eva, sire. Llandovery Jinnys Empire

Senior Champion. Tuhan family -  Riversleigh Birchill Jean 26
Vic Calf Day 2017 Champion Heifer
Reserve Senior Champion. Doug Tuhan – Llandovery Empires Eva

Class 9 Sires Progeny
1st Tuhan Family
2nd Hayes Family

Class 10 Pen of 3 heifers
1st Tuhan Family
2nd Hayes Family

Most Successful Exhibitor:  Hayes Family

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