Holstein Friesian New Zealand offers members the opportunity to compete for a number of awards and/or trophies across the national membership. Presentations of these awards are made to winners at the Holstein Friesian Annual Conference Awards evening.

Branches and Clubs all run annual competitions of various types where members and their cattle can compete. Information on these competitions is available by contacting your local Branch or Club Secretary.
Distinguished Service Award

The Distingushed Service award recognises members that have contributed to the Holstein Friesian breed and the Association, at a regional and/or national level, not necessarily involved in Board or governance.

 

Nominations can be made by an individual member, Branch, Club or the Holstein Friesian New Zealand Board, and should be submitted to the General Manager by 21 February 2020.

Holstein Friesian New Zealand - Boehringer Ingelheim Progeny Competition

This prize is awarded to the Senior and Junior Progeny teams with the highest points for classification based on the current seasons inspections, scores for Udder Overall and Final Score, Production Worth and Protein BV.

 

Boehringer Ingelheim Logo

Holstein Friesian New Zealand - Semex NZ Ltd On-Farm Competition

This annual competition is aimed at attracting entries from members and non-members alike to promote the Holstein Friesian breed. Individual cows are judged on type at their home property in natural conditions without being fitted or halter led. Six in-milk age groups classes are open to all Holstein Friesian cattle.

 

Breeders enter their cattle for regional judging. The top two animals in each class in each region then move on to the national competition to compete for the Champion and Reserve Champion titles for each class. The top animals are judged again by a national judge with the results announced at the Holstein Friesian New Zealand Annual Conference.

 

Lenslea Trophy

This trophy is awarded to a person who has been a member of Holstein Friesian New Zealand for less than ten years and has displayed the greatest effort and enthusiasm in preparing and showing Holstein Friesians in the current show season. Branches, clubs, and individuals can nominate members for this award.

Donated by the Leslie Family
Mahoe Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the breeder of the New Zealand bred Holstein Friesian bull with the highest aggregate points for breeding worth (BW), protein BV, fat BV, longevity and type traits. All eligible bulls are automatically entered.

Donated by the late Mrs Hilary (RHA) Haylock MBE
Nutritech Performance Awards

These prizes are awarded to the herd owners with the highest dollar earning herd average based on the Fonterra A+B-C payment system. Winners from each region receive a prize. Regions are divided by Holstein Friesian New Zealand Ward boundaries with Canterbury and West Coast (Ward 7) separated geographically. 

Ward 1 - Northland

Ward 2 - Waikato 

Ward 3 - Bay of Plenty

Ward 4 - Taranaki

Ward 5 - Hawkes Bay/Manawatu/Wairarapa

Ward 6 - Nelson/Marlborough/Golden Bay

Ward 7 - Canterbury

Ward 7 - West Coast 

Ward 8 - Otago/Southland
 

Automatic entry for all members of Holstein Friesian New Zealand who are herd owners and have herd tested four or more times in the previous season.

 

Photo Competitions

Holstein Friesian New Zealand - DeLaval All NZ Photo Competition

The competition provides 5 classes for registered animals, Class 1 – Senior Cow, Class 2 – Intermediate Cow, Class 3 – Junior Cow, Class 4 – Yearling Heifer, Class 5 – Open Calf Class. Photos are judged on the best type animal, cows must be in-milk and classified or shown in the current season.

 
Promotional Photo Competition
This competition is designed to identify outstanding photographs for the promotion of Holstein Friesians in New Zealand. Photos may be in either black & white or colour.
 
Sponsored by Jaydee Holsteins Friesians
 

Entries close 28 March 2020

Sherriff Memorial Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the herd owner who has been a member of Holstein Friesian New Zealand for less than ten years and has achieved the highest average classification score for in-milk registered Holstein Friesian two year old heifers. All members who have been with Holstein Friesian New Zealand for less than ten years and have classified in the preceding season are automatically entered in this competition.

Donated by the late N & V Sherriff
Snowline Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the top dollar earning veteran cow, ten years and over in the current production season. All eligible cows are automatically entered.

Donated by the McDonald Family
Star Brood Cow

The Star Brood Cow Award recognises breeding matrons that have progeny with above average production and type characteristics. Stars are given to cows whose progeny gain points on daughters (a minimum of three) classification and production and any sons Breeding Worth and conformation traits.

 

Breeders can nominate a registered cow they think is worthy of the award.

 

Applications close 23 September 2019

Superior Production

A cow may qualify for a Superior Production award based on her production being either above breed average for her age group or her overall lifetime production.

 

Animals are nominated for this award by the breeder.

 

Applications close 23 September 2019

Tokaora Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the registered two year old heifer with the highest points for classification, fat and protein production and BVs in the current production season.

 

All eligible heifers are automatically entered.

Donated by the Johnson Family
Valden Cow of the Year

The Valden Cow of the Year is awarded to any cow that has completed at least four lactations and is deemed to have, or have the potential to, contribute to the breed on a continual basis.

 

All eligible cows are automatically entered.

Withers Trophy

Awarded to the top Elite Heifer from the Discovery Project team in her first lactation as a two year old.

Donated by B & G Withers Family
World Wide Sires Protein Awards

This competition is open to all registered females that have been herd tested, at least four times, in the previous season. It is awarded to the highest protein producer within her age group (two year old, three year old, four year old, and five years and over) for the current production season.

 

All eligible heifers and cows are automatically entered.

 

Black & White Youth Awards

Various competitions are open to members 21 years and under who belong to Black & White Youth.

 

Black & White Youth Awards & Competitions