Last week’s International Dairy Week in Tatura again attracted big entries and good crowds, pleasing organisers.January 28, 2014 2:45pm
Junior Jersey Champion: Chris McIlroy from sponsor Agri-gene, judge Michael Heath (United States) and happy handler Jenny Thomas.
IDW director Brian Leslie said last Wednesday he was more than happy with ‘‘the way things were going so far’’, and was pleased with the response to this year’s event.
IDW is the premier dairy event in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere and proudly rates among the top five dairy cattle shows in the world.
More than 200 breeders and exhibitors, along with more than 1000 head of cattle competed in the various shows for for recognition by Australian and international judges, and the chance to be Australia’s Grand Champion.
The event attracted some of the best cattle judges in the world, including Pat Nicholson (Australia) who judged the ABS Australia/Ridley Dairy Feeds National All Breeds Youth Show; Matt Templeton (Australia) who judged the Sheri Martin Memorial Showmanship Classes; Kevin Smith (Australia) who judged the National Ayrshire Show; Keith Dorries (Australia) who judged National Illawarra Show; Blaine Crosser (the US) who judged National Guernsey Show; Dr Alfred Weidele (Germany) who judged National Brown Swiss Show; Michael Heath (the US) who judged National Jersey Show; and Juan Jose Felissia (Argentina) who judged National Holstein Show.
Workshops and seminars providing the latest information on a wide range of dairy related topics were well attended, and the two-day Dairy and Machinery Field Days (Tuesday and Wednesday), continues to grow in stature, with more displays and equipment this year.
A number of people spoken to by the Guardian on Wednesday said they were impressed by the equipment on display and additional number of information tents.
‘‘The event (field day) is certainly moving in the right direction,’’ one said.
The evening cattle sales gave breeders a unique chance to secure elite dairy progeny, while the industry breakfasts and dinners provided networking opportunities.
A full summary of results can be found on the IDW website https://internationaldairyweek.com.au/
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