Illawarra Breeders and enthusiasts recently held the annual Victorian Illawarra calf show at the Kyabram show grounds on Monday 9th April. Usually held in conjunction with the Guernsey breed, the Ayrshire breed also joined to make the day a good day out for coloured breed supporters and exhibitors alike.
Illawarra judge was Robert Coburn of Winganna & Illinga Illawarras. There were 22 entries shown by seven exhibitors with three teams entered by junior members. All exhibitors were also assisted by junior members giving the day a real focus on youth.
Junior and Senior Parade classes started the day with higher numbers in these classes than recent years. Junior Handler, with six entrants in the class was won by Bella Brunt. The Senior Handler Class was closely contested with Tahlia Railton, the eventual winner of the five paraders. The Victorian Branch ICSA would like to thank our sponsor Agri-Gene for their sponsorship of these leaders classes with all entrants receiving a show bag and each winner a calf rug.
Junior Champion heifer was Llandovery Quarnies Clarrie 1969 (sired by Llandovery Quarnie) owned by Hayes Family. Reserve Champion heifer was Three Creeks Redgum Honeymoon (sired by Three Creeks Redgum) owned by J & B Evans.
Senior Champion heifer was the Hayes Family’s Llandovery Standards Queenette 1901 by Storman Royal Standard. Reserve Champion heifer was Llandovery Foremans Emma 1906 by Llandovery Foreman also owned by the Hayes Family.
Most successful exhibitor was the Hayes Family.
The branch would like to thank the following sponsors for their ongoing support of our Calf show: Rex James Stockfeed and Fertilisers, Crowther Sheds, CopRice, Devondale and Agri-Gene.
Story: Sarah Parker. Photos: Sarah Parker & Brooke Evans
Class 1(a) – Junior Handler U12yrs
1. Bella Brunt - pictured below
2. Darby McClaren
3. Chloe Alexander
4. Bryce McClaren
5. Lara Strong
6. Fairlie Evans
Class 1(b) – Senior Handler U12yrs
1. Tahlia Railton - pictured below
2. Sophie Chittick
3. Henry Hill
4. Thomas Hill
5. Charlotte Strong
Class 2: Heifer born after 1.11.17
1. Finley High School – Glen Meadow Forman Ruby, s. Glen Meadow Forman
Class 3: Heifer born between 1.9.17 to 31.10.17
1. Tuhan Family – Riversleigh Birchall Tulip 23, s. Riversleigh Birchall
2. Strong Family – Merrivale Milk Maid, s. Glen Meadow Romeo
Class 4: Heifer born between 1.7.17 to 31.8.17
1. Hayes Family – Llandovery Quarnies Clarrie 1969, s. Llandovery Quarnie
2. J & B Evans – Three Creeks Redgum Honeymoon, s. Three Creeks Redgum
3. Hayes Family – Llandovery Sportsman Stella 1965, s. Llandovery Sportsman
JUNIOR CHAMPION: LLANDOVERY QUARNIES CLARRIE 1969 – HAYES FAMILY
RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR: THREE CREEKS REDGUM HONEYMOON – J & B EVANS
Class 5: Heifer born 1.4.17-30.6.17
1. Hayes Family – Llandovery Foremans Emma 1906, s. Llandovery Foreman
2. J & B Evans – Three Creeks Elmo Verbena, s. Creighton Park Elmo
3. Strong Family – Merrivale Ethel, s. Wallumlands Jinnys Mitch
Class 6: Heifer born 1.1.17-31.3.17
1. Hayes Family – Llandovery Standards Queenette 1901, s. Storman Royal Standard
2. R & S Parker – Glencliffe Jewel 915, s. Blackwood Park Butternut
3. Tuhan Family – Riversleigh Hunt Flower 30, s. Myrtleholme Hunt
Class 7: Heifer born 1.9.-31.12.16
Class 8: Heifer born 1.7.16-31.8.16
SENIOR CHAMPION: LLANDOVERY STANDARDS QUEENETTE 1901 – HAYES FAMILY
RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR: LLANDOVERY FOREMANS EMMA 1906 – HAYES FAMILY
Class 9: Sire’s Progeny
1. J & B Evans – Three Creeks Redgum - pictured below
2. Tuhan Family – Glencliffe JP Jedi
3. Hayes Family – Storman Royal Standard
Class 10: Pen of Three heifers any age
1. Hayes Family
2. J & B Evans
3. Tuhan Family
MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR sponsored by AgriGene – HAYES FAMILY.