Sponsored by Di and Dean Malcolm of the CrazyCow magazine and Agri-Gene.
The 10th year of the All-World Red Cow photographic competition came down to a race between Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA – with Canada unfortunately unable to submit entries this year.
Canada was still involved however, splitting any classes that had a tie. Its officials say they plan to be back next year. The winners were decided by the four countries involved with each having a single, collective vote per country in each class with no one voting on their own entry.
Last year the UK, the USA, Australia and NZ all won a class, sharing the championships like never before. This year, Australia and the USA won two classes each.
Canada’s vote was only necessary to split on the Champions in the aged cow class, when Australia’s Viewmount Poppy 39 who is bred and owned by the Ringland family at Verona, NSW, came up against the USA’s Kuszmar Arkansas Mud-EXP owned by Steven and Susan Kuszlyk of Batavia, New York. Canada chose the USA entry which was also the Total Performance Class winner from the 2016 World Dairy Expo.
Each class winner receives a half page advertisement with CrazyCow in Print. Story from CrazyCow In Print Vol 56 Sept-Nov 2017.