Mt Pleasant Feature Show, March 20th 2021.
After 2 years of a ‘show drought’, there was quite a bit of excitement as six exhibitors presented 29 cattle to Judge Mr Graeme Hamilton, “Hamilton’s Run”, OB Flat, SA, on a perfect autumn day.
One could have been forgiven for thinking there is any such thing as a world-wide pandemic going on, with the day seeing being between 6,000 and 7,000 attendees, which is the number for a normal year. The highest number at any one time was just under 5,000 which, to comply with covid restrictions, was the maximum permitted. The many Covid Marshals on the grounds had little to do apart from to observe, due to everybody being so accustomed to covid compliance.
The Show Society executive is extremely grateful to officials, exhibitors & attendees for contributing to the show being such a resounding success.
We, the exhibitors, are appreciative of the Society for managing to stage the show under trying conditions; firstly, achieving their Covid compliance and secondly, moving into a shell (eventually it will be called a new office) a few days prior to the show, with scant furnishings and equipment.
Comments from the Judge.
"Thank you for the privilege of joining the dedicated Illawarra exhibitors at the 2021 Mt Pleasant Show, which was more than just about the cattle. It was time taken from the farming routine to have fun, an important time to see other cattle, to discuss breeding experiences and to foresee useful strategies for herd improvement.
My judging task was made easier because each class contained worthy place getters, which combined to make tight championship competitions for Junior, Intermediate, and Senior sections. I was able to find great examples of balanced dairy cows with ideal body condition for their age and stage of lactation.
It was especially pleasing to see many durable cows in the very senior classes which were carrying their age and lifetime production well. I was looking for functional red dairy cows which avoid trait extremes; are bright and alert; which move effortlessly through their daily routine, and are a pleasure to work with. I regard these cows as profitable and rewarding.
I wish the breeders success in their pursuit of breed improvement and I know their diligence will leave no stone unturned on the path ahead. Thankyou to all the exhibitors and stewards for their hospitality and friendship."
Class 1: Junior Handler Class, aged 8-14.
1st Eli McIntosh
2nd Beth Philbey
Class 2: Open Handler Class, aged 8-20.
1st Eliana McIntosh
2nd Sarah Pearce
3rd Thomas Follett
4th Rayne Philbey
Class 3: Baby Calf.
1st Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Blossom 21, s. Blackwood Park Beemer, d. S Blossom 16.
2nd NW&MH Mueller, Glenhaven Little Princess 20, s. Glenhaven Branson, d. G Little Princess 10.
Class 4: Yearling Heifer.
1st Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Laurel 34, s. Kuszmar Stroker Ace, d. Springvale Laurel 30.
2nd IL&JA Mueller, Glenbrook Beauty Queen, s. Blackwood Park Liberton, d. Ovensdale Beauty 383.
Class 5: 18 month Heifer.
1st IL&JA Mueller, Lemon Grove Honeymoon 52, s. Llandovery Manus Excell, d. LG HM 49.
2nd DJ&KM Philbey, Edenvale Zapphire, s. Springvale Joseph, d. Edenvale Zebedee.
Class 6: Heifer 2 years old, dry.
1st DJ&KM Philbey, Edenvale Prucia, s. Springvale Pleus, d. Edenvale Honeymoonshine.
2nd IL&JA Mueller, Glenbrook Petal 29, s. Llandovery WBS Qunicy, d. Glenbrook Petal 26.
JUVENILE CHAMPION ILLAWARRA FEMALE
DJ&KM Philbey, Edenvale Prucia
RESERVE JUVENILE CHAMPION ILLAWARRA
Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Blossom 21
Class 7: Cow 3 years and under, dry.
1st Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Blush 11, s. Springvale Pleble, d. S Blush 5.
2nd NW&MH Mueller, Glenhaven Linda 16, s. Springvale Buster, d. Glenhaven Linda 14.
Class 8: Cow 2 years old, in milk. -
Class 9: Cow 2½ years old, in milk.
1st Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Honeymoon 95, s. Kangawarra Bunyip, d. S HM 33.
Class10: Cow 3 years old, in milk.
1st IL&JA Mueller, Glenbrook Boronia 5, s. Llandovery Stellas Secret, d. Glenbrook Boronia 2.
2nd Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Buttercup 50, s. Glenbrook Distinction, d. S Buttercup 35.
Class 11: Junior Group of Three, 3 years and under.
1st IL&JA Mueller
2nd Springvale Enterprises
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION ILLAWARRA FEMALE
IL&JA Mueller, Glenbrook Boronia 5
RESERVE INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION ILLAWARRA FEMALE
Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Buttercup 50
Class 12: Cow 4 and 5 years old, dry.
1st Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Choice 26, s. Llandovery Presto, d. S Choice 22.
Class 13: Cow over 5 years old, dry.
1st Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Fuchsia 35, s. Springvale Brigadier, d. S Fuchsia 21.
2nd NW&MH Mueller, Glenhaven Tulip 9, s. Glenhaven Benny, d. Glenhaven Tulip 7.
Class 14: Cow 4 years old, in milk.
1st IL&JA Mueller, Glenbrook Venus 37, s. Three Creeks Verbenas Viper, d. Glenbrook Venus 29.
2nd NW&MH Mueller, Glenhaven Mima 3, s. Llandovery Presto, d. Glenhaven Mima.
3rd Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Irene 25, s. Myrtleholme Hunt, d. S Irene 12.
Class 15: Cow 5 years old, in milk.
1st Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Princess 22, s. Treeton Pingerley, d. S Princess 14.
2nd Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Thelma 69, s. Three Creeks Redgum, d. S Thelma 49.
Class 16: Cow 6 years old, in milk.
1st D&C Doecke, Bridgeview Mima, s. Llandovery Presto, d. Happy Valley Mima 13.
2nd Damien Doecke, Bridgeview Thorn 10, s. Kangawarra Jimbo, d. Bridgeview Thorn 5.
3rd Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Hazel 13, s. Llandovery Presto, d. Springvale Hazel 10.
Class 17: Cow over 6 years old, in milk.
1st NW&MH Mueller, Glenhaven Little Princess 13, s. Treeton Pingerley, d. G Little P 9.
2nd Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Cherry 10, s. Myrtleholme Mitch, d. S Cherry.
Class 18: Best udder.
1st NW&MH Mueller, Glenhaven Little Princess 13
2nd D&C Doecke, Bridgeview Mima
3rd IL&JA Mueller, Glenbrook Venus 37
4th IL&JA Mueller, Glenbrook Boronia 5
5th Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Princess 22
6th Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Hazel 13
7th NW&MH Mueller, Glenhaven Mima 3
8th Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Thelma 69
Class 19: Group of 3, any age.
1st IL&JA Mueller
2nd Springvale Enterprises
3rd NW&MH Mueller
Class 20: Sire’s progeny; pair of females by one sire.
1st D&C Doecke, Llandovery Presto
Class 21: Dam and daughter or 2 daughters of one dam. -
SENIOR CHAMPION ILLAWARRA FEMALE
D&C Doecke, Bridgeview Mima
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION ILLAWARRA FEMALE
Springvale Enterprises, Springvale Princess 22
Springvale Enterprises (WN&CA Doecke)