2021 Valden Cow of the Year
A 10-year-old Balclutha dairy cow has beaten five other finalists to win the coveted title of 2021 Valden Cow of the Year.
Raymac ME Expresso VG87 5* SP, bred by Stephen and Judith Ray of Raymac Holsteins, was announced the winner at the 2021 Holstein Friesian New Zealand Awards in Whangarei in June.
Expresso is the daughter of the 2020 Valden Cow of the Year winner, Raymac Justice Esonny EX 20* ET SP, also bred by Raymac Holsteins.
The Valden Cow of the Year title is awarded to the cow that is deemed to have or have the potential to contribute to the Holstein Friesian breed on a continual basis.
Additional 2021 Holstein Friesian New Zealand Production Award results are as follows:
2021 Mahoe Trophy
Meander Holsteins won the 2021 Mahoe Trophy with Meander SB Alias-ET S2F, with 524.44 points.
The Mahoe Trophy is awarded to the New Zealand-bred Holstein Friesian sire whose sire proof, as at the April 2021 AE Run, earns the most points for traits, daughter production, conformation and management.
2021 Holstein Friesian New Zealand-Boehringer Ingelheim Progeny Competition
Henley Farming Company Ltd won the Senior division of the 2021 Holstein Friesian New Zealand-Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Progeny Competition, with San Ray FM Beamer-ET S2F with 421.50 points.
Maire Farms Ltd came runner up with Fairmont Mint-Edition on 419.83 points, and S&R Ray came third with Seagull-Bay Supersire-ET on 398.25 points.
In the Junior division of the 2021 Holstein Friesian New Zealand-Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Progeny Competition, W&L Taylor placed first with Maire IG Gauntlet-ET on 253.58 points.
Tronnoco Farming Co Ltd came runner up with Maire Mint Fire-Up on 236.58 points, and Glenmead Farms Ltd came third with Maire IG Gauntlet-ET on 234.50 points.
Titles in both categories are awarded to the team with the highest points for classification based on the 2020/21 season’s inspections, scored for udder overall and final score, production worth and protein BV.
2021 Nutritech Performance Awards
Many congratulations to CView Trust (Stefan Buehler, Hawera) who has taken out the 2021 Nutritech Performance Awards Overall Award with $5,610.32, as well as the Ward 4 category.
The Nutritech Performance Awards are awarded to herd owners with the highest dollar earning herd average for their region, based on the Fonterra A+B-C payment system for the 2019/20 season).
The regional winners are as follows:
Ward 1: A & N Harvey Family Trust – Alex and Narda Harvey, Dargaville ($4,206.85)
Ward 2: Lakeside Farms Ltd – Richard, Elizabeth, David and Carrie Johnston, Putaruru ($5,489.70)
Ward 3: Schnuriger Family Trust – Pat and Shelley Schnuriger, Waikite ($4,102.78)
Ward 5: Fusion Genetics Ltd – Ron and Amy Lowe, Palmerston North ($4,530.54)
Ward 6: Greg and Adelle Woolley, Tuamarina ($3,915.25)
Ward 7: Robinson Dairy Farm Ltd – Alastair Robinson, Rangiora ($4,400.60)
Ward 8: Halls Enterprise Ltd No 1 – Alister Hall, Invercargill ($4,172.69)
2021 Word Wide Sires Protein Awards
Valden Danny Donna-ET S3F GP84 was the winner of both the 5yrs+ and Overall awards in the 2021 Word Wide Sires Protein Awards.
Congratulations to CView Trust (Stefan Buehler, Hawera) for an outstanding figure of 554kg/protein.
CView trust also took out the 2yr, 3yr and 4yr categories:
2yr: Buelin Inca Greta (441kg protein)
3yr: Buelin Beamer Lola-OC S1F VG86 (469kg protein)
4yr: Buelin Shadow Gaina S1F (507kg protein)
2021 Snowline Trophy
Congratulations to G & K Peters on their cow, Rock View Porsche S0F EX, winning the title of the top earning veteran cow for the 2019/20 season, at $7,020.45.
2021 Tokaora Trophy
Congratulations to Payne Farms Ltd (Brad Payne, Cambridge) for winning the 2021 Tokaora Trophy with Paynes R Ella-ET-RR S2F GP82.
The heifer achieved 127 points in the award celebrating the 2-year-old heifer with the highest points for classification, fat and protein production and BVs in the 2019/20 season.
Payne Farms also placed runner up with Paynes Archie Anya S0F GP84 on 123 points.
2021 Sherriff Memorial Trophy
Many congratulations to Snowfed Farm Ltd of Ashburton, the winner of the 2021 Sherriff Memorial Trophy with an average score of 84.00.
The Sherriff memorial trophy is awarded to a member of less than 10 years who achieved the highest average classification score for 2-year-olds in 2020/21 season.
2021 Withers Trophy
Congratulations to Mike and Margaret Kane of Thames on their heifer Marchel Grand Joy S1F GP83 winning the 2021 Withers Trophy.
The Withers Trophy, donated by the family of Brian and Greta Withers, is awarded to the Elite Heifer from 2019 Discovery Project team in her first lactation as a 2-year-old meeting the following criteria: LW 250 or above; classified 83 or better and classified with all 2-year-olds in the home herd; produced embryos; and calved by 31 October the following season.
Genomic Awards – sponsored by Verwaayen Farms Ltd and Weatherbys Scientific
CDCB – awarded to the top Net Merit Index female and the top type female animal tested through the HFNZ Open Genomic Testing Service with CDCB
CDCB Net Merit Index Award
Congratulations to Flathills Jag T-Reza (Harvey Verwaayen) for winning the CDCB Net Merit Index Award with 216 points.
CDCB Type Award
Congratulations to Tronnoco Farming Co Ltd on winning the CDCB Type Award with Tronnoco Royal Liberty-ET with 5.43 points.
DataGene – awarded to the top Balance Performance Index (BPI) female and the top type female tested through the HFNZ Open Genomic Testing Service with DataGene
Congratulations to Crossroads Pers Hyana (A & N Harvey Family Trust) for winning the DataGene BPI with 294 points.
DataGene Type Award
Congratulations to A & N Harvey Family Trust for winning the DataGene Type Award with Crossroads Pers Quaint, with 64 points.