Golden day for Arabella

Golden day for Arabella


Queensland Country Life photographer Rodney Green decorates supreme dairy cow Glenalbas Goldwyn Olivia ET, with owner Daniel Holmes, Arabella Farming Company, Brookstead.

Queensland Country Life photographer Rodney Green decorates supreme dairy cow Glenalbas Goldwyn Olivia ET, with owner Daniel Holmes, Arabella Farming Company, Brookstead.

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THE Holstein Friesian and Jersey breeds snared the top titles in the Royal Queensland Show's supreme champion dairy competition.

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THE Holstein Friesian and Jersey breeds snared the top titles in the Royal Queensland Show's supreme champion dairy competition.

Glenalbas Goldwyn Olivia ET received the supreme champion dairy cow accolade. Owner Daniel Holmes, Arabella Farming Company, Brookstead, said it was exciting to win after coming close in 2014.

Mr Holmes bought the six-year-old cow in March 2011 from Alan and Amanda Garatty, Glenalbas Holsteins, Nowra, NSW.

Glenalbas Goldwyn Olivia ET also won the RASQ supreme champion dairy cow at the Toowoomba Royal Show in 2014.

The team from Arabella also took home the supreme intermediate champion female title with Arabella Aftershock Deanne, who also took out the title of intermediate champion udder.

"We came back this year and managed to take it out, it was pretty exciting," he said.

"We also won the intermediate with Aftershock Deanne and we have won the supreme champion cow several times with a member of the Ding cow family."

The group of three females was awarded to the Jersey breed. Pictured parading their Jersey females Nobbyview Virgil's Pam, Ascot Park Elton Wanda and Shirlinn Governor Eve, is Tim Beattie, Steve McCarthy, RNA councillor Susan Hennessey, and Todd Wilson. Click on the image to view a gallery from the dairy judging.

The event was judged by Melinda Hayter, Werombi, NSW; Selwyn Donald, Featherstone, New Zealand; Graeme Norris, Dhurringile, Victoria; Justin Walsh, Jaspers Brush, NSW; Trevor Coburn, The Sisters, Victoria; and Patrick Buckley, Camden, NSW.

Supreme champion cow udder went to Ascot Park Elton Wanda, owned by Steve and Jenny McCarthy, Ascot Park Jerseys, East Greenmount.

Ascot Park Elton Wanda also formed part of the Jersey team that won the supreme group of three. She was exhibited alongside Nobbyview Virgil's Pam, Nobbyview Partnership, Glamorganvale, and Shirlinn Governor Eve, Brian and Vicki Wilson, Tamworth, NSW.

Also celebrating on the day was the Paulger family, Kenilworth, who won supreme junior champion female with another Jersey entrant, Adadale Tequila Passionate.

Given the upheaval the dairy industry has faced over the past few years, spectators were quick to remark on the high calibre of the dairy exhibits.

The story Golden day for Arabella first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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