Bovine beauty takes top award
A cow from Timaru has lifted the ultimate crown at the Dairy Event held at Manfeild Park, Feilding.
Fairview Dolman Jazz-ET, a 5-1/2 year-old holstein friesian cow, owned by Phillipa Trounce of Timaru, won the Supreme 2014 All New Zealand champion award at the annual event.
She was led to success by Andrew Trounce.
Fairview Dolman Jazz-ET was born at the Trounces' Timaru property and is an embryo transplant calf from a cow purchased by Phillipa Trounce about six to seven years ago from the Leeston area.
The embryo (Dolman Jazz) was flushed from her dam and placed into a surrogate mother.
Andrew Trounce said the cow has a great show record.
She was shown at the Dairy Event when she was 2-1/2 and won reserve intermediate champion, he said.
"The following year, she was supreme champion holstein at the same show and this year, she has taken out the supreme ribbon at the Dairy Event and was also grand champion at the recent Canterbury Show."
Mr Trounce said this year's Dairy Event was one of the strongest shows he has attended.
"Dolman Jazz was up against some top cows so the win was a big thrill," he said. "It's a long way to Feilding; it takes about 14 to 15 hours to get to the event. She has been mated, so future plans are undecided at this stage."
The Trounces' second entry at the event was also successful, taking out a second ribbon in the age class.
- The Timaru Herald