‘Connie’ sweeps dairy classesBurnie Show 2016

by admin on July 14th, 2018

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GRAND CHAMPION: Cradle View Holsteins’ Jayne Walters with Grand Champion cow Connie at the Burnie Show. Picture: Caitlin Jarvis.
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Despite unfavourable weather conditions and tough industry conditions dairy cow Connie won a raft of awards including Grand Champion cow at the Burnie Show.

Connie is a nine-year-old Holstein cow from Cradle View Holsteins at Kindred who won a raft of ribbons and the Grand Champion cow trophy.

Connie’s handler Jayne Walters said she chose Connie as one of her show cows because of her ribs and her depth of body and her udder.

“She has also only had six calves so there’s still a lot of potential in her,” Ms Walters said.

Connie won her mature class, the best udder class and the pair of cows class at the Burnie Show on Friday.

Ms Walters has been showing cattle for about 12 years and said it was always difficult to choose which cows you wanted to show.

She said it was a lot of hard work but it was great to win because it meant your hard work had paid off.

“But it’s really just a lot of fun, so it doesn’t really matter if you don’t win,” she said.

The chosen cows are primped and preened in the months leading up to the show and are put on special diets.

This year, the Cradle View Holstein show cows were fed twice a day on a special diet in addition to their grass, hay, silage and grain feed.

Ms Walters said this year had been a bit hard on the cattle, with the unseasonably dry season and then the recent floods making food a bit scarce.

She said some of the cattle had lost a bit of condition but nothing too drastic.

Dairy cattle numbers were a bit down at the show on previous years that organiser Frank Steers put down to a couple of reasons.

Mr Steers said earlier this week that the industry downturn due to the milk price and badweather conditions had made it hard for dairy farmers to have cattle in good enough condition for the show.

The 103rdBurnie Show will continue on Saturday. Gates open from 8am.

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