Sherrain Holsteins credit Mud Media Olivia Cahill with Charm

Canterbury A&P On-Farm show a Charm for Sherraine Holsteins.

The Canterbury A&P Show On-Farm competition proved a charm for North Canterbury dairy farmers Sherraine Holsteins, their top black and white cow winning Grand Champion Holstein and the overall Grand Champion All Breeds titles.

Concerns over Covid-19 meant the Canterbury A&P Show took on a different format this year, breeders preparing their animals on-farm for showing.

Sherraine Gold Charm-ET, owned by the North Canterbury based Sherriff family, won the Grand Champion Holstein title and Grand Champion All Breeds, backing up her win in the Holstein Friesian NZ Semex On Farm Competition, held earlier this year.

Olivia Carhill and Sherraine Gold Charm ET. Photo credit: Dianna Malcolm, Mud Media.

Read more about them in the feature we wrote in the Winter edition of nzholstein.

The Sherriff family. Pictured L-R is Peter Sherriff, Olivia Cahill, Isaac Kelsen and Jarod Cahill. Photo credit: Dianna Malcolm, Mud Media.

Charm is part of a 144-cow herd run by Olivia and Jared Cahill and Olivia’s parents Peter and Rhonda Sherriff on 150 hectares.

Peter Sherriff said the on-farm format was “a bit different” for the show this year and breeders missed the chance to be in the ring, but he said he was pleased Charm was able to win both the Grand Champion Holstein and the All Breeds titles.

“She’s an exceptional cow. She is just so correct in every way and she has a tremendous udder.”

She produced 6774.8 litres of milk last season and 482kg of milk solids.

During judging cows are assessed for their structural correctness. Productive dairy cows with well-attached udders have the potential to live longer and be better for the environment.

Peter says the family farm Holsteins because of their longevity and milk production capability.

“A lot of people think the Holsteins are too big and bad environmentally but when you can milk one Holstein and get the same returns as milking two cows, they’re actually better for the environment.”

Belbrook and Cresslands Holsteins also had a good on-farm show. For more results see below.

Canterbury A&P On-Farm Competition

Judge: Corey Ferguson

Senior Calf

  1. Cresslands B52 Peggy, Cresslands Farms Ltd

Junior Yearling

  1. Belbrook Sidekick Carrie, Wakelin Family
  2. Cresslands Lava Delia, Cresslands Farms Ltd

Senior Yearling

  1. Belbrook Kick Lizabeth-ET, Wakelin Family
  2. Cresslands Lavant Cici, Cresslands Farms Ltd
  3. Stormrose Bee Shari, Stormrose Holsteins

18 Months Heifer 

  1. Belbrook Sidekick Queen, Wakelin Family

Junior Champion

Cresslands B52 Peggy, Cresslands Farms Ltd

Reserve Junior Champion

Belbrook Sidekick Carrie, Wakelin Family

Honourable Mention

Belbrook Kick Lizabeth-ET, Wakelin Family

Junior Two Years

  1. Belbrook US Seisme-Red-ET, Wakelin Family
  2. Snowfed Unix Nelda, Gilbert Family
  3. Cresslands Bytes Paris, Cresslands Farms Ltd

Senior Two Years

  1. Belbrook Bardo Plum, Wakelin Family
  2. Stormrose BM Solar, Stormrose Holsteins
  3. Riverbrae Wbrook Cara, Riverbrae Dairy Farm Ltd

Junior Three Years

  1. Belbrook Solomon Sierra, Wakelin Family
  2. Paretai Mogul Pandora, Stormrose Holsteins

Senior Three Years

  1. Sherraine Gold Charm-ET, Sherraine Holsteins Ltd
  2. Cresslands Bankroll Trish, Cresslands Farms Ltd
  3. Sherraine Gold Charas-ET, Sherraine Holsteins Ltd

Intermediate Champion/Best Udder

Sherraine Gold Charm-ET, Sherraine Holsteins Ltd

Reserve Intermediate Champion

Cresslands Bankroll Trish, Cresslands Farms Ltd

Honourable Mention

Belbrook US Seisme-Red-ET, Wakelin Family

Four Years

  1. Belbrook Alonzo Jaime, Wakelin Family
  2. Sherraine McCutch Emily, Sherraine Holsteins Ltd
  3. Brookview Lau Duvel, Gilbert Family

Five Years

  1. Cresslands Doorman Karla, Cresslands Farms Ltd
  2. Sherraine Doorman Carrie, Wakelin Family
  3. Paretai Beemer Ingrid S3F, Stormrose Holsteins

Six Years

  1. Belbrook Smokin Piper, Wakelin Family
  2. Cresslands Impresion Lily, Cresslands Farms Ltd
  3. Cresslands Corvette Daisy, Cresslands Farms Ltd

Seven Years

  1. Cresslands Windbrook Dana, Cresslands Farms Ltd
  2. Belbrook Lobby Penny, Wakelin Family
  3. Riverbrae Tlnt Tulip, Riverbrae Dairy Farm Ltd

Senior Champion

Belbrook Smokin Piper, Wakelin Family

Reserve Senior Champion

Belbrook Alonzo Jaime, Wakelin Family

Honourable Mention

Sherraine McCutch Emily, Sherraine Holsteins Ltd

Grand Champion Holstein

Sherraine Gold Charm-ET, Sherraine Holsteins Ltd

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