Donated by

E & M Adams

Open to members between 16 and 30 years as at 1 October, prior to the competition, each year. This junior judging competition is competed for annually at a show allocated by the Board. The winner will be awarded the Pitcairns Trophy and receive up to NZ$750 worth of travel towards a nominated show or dairy-industry-related event, to be used within 12 months of receiving the award.

The winner and runner-up of the Pitcairn’s Trophy will go forward to represent Holstein Friesian New Zealand in the World Wide Sires All Breeds Junior Judging competition, should this take place.

Pitcairns Trophy
  1. The Pitcairn’s Trophy is open to any young adult between 16-30 years as at 1 October, prior to the competition, each year, who is a member of Holstein Friesian New Zealand, belong to the family of a Holstein Friesian New Zealand member or is employed at a registered Holstein Friesian stud.
  2. If nominated by a Branch or Club must be a resident in the appropriate area.
  3. All contestants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs when attending the competition.
  4. All contestants are asked to provide a profile of approximately 150 words outlining their background and involvement with the Holstein Friesian breed to be used at the competition and for publicity purposes.
  5. Previous winners of World Wide Sires All Breeds Junior Judging competition are not eligible to enter again.
  6. Contestants will be given 15 minutes to judge five in-milk animals. They will then place the animals and give their reasons, using a microphone (lots will be drawn to decide the order in which contestants will compete).
  7. Points will be awarded by three overjudges appointed by Holstein Friesian New Zealand. Equal emphasis will be given to the order of placing and reasons and points for reasons will be awarded for ring procedure, clarity of speech, conciseness and accuracy of description.
  8. The winner will be presented with the Pitcairn’s Trophy and receive up to NZ$750 worth of travel towards a nominated show or dairy industry related event to be used with 12 months of receiving the award. The nominated show dairy industry event must be approved by the HFNZ Board before the prize is awarded. Proof of purchase in the form of airline tickets or registration must be provided to claim the prize.
  9. The winner and runner-up of the Holstein Friesian New Zealand competition will go forward to represent the breed in the World Wide Sires All Breeds Junior Judging Competition, should this take place.