Local cattle win big

FARMERS did South Gippsland proud when they showed cattle at International Dairy Week in Tatura last week.
Bushlea Farms Leongatha proved once again to be a standout, with its Ottens Maybell Jersey cow bagging the top price in its lot.
Breeder Wayne Kuhne said the jersey went for an impressive $14,000 when Bald Hills’ farmer Glenn Ross won with the highest bid.
“Dairy Livestock Services and Jersey Australia run the sale and we did get the highest price in the lot of about 25 head,” Mr Kuhne said.
“The last couple of years have probably been our most successful at International Dairy Week. We have been going every year since we started, so probably about 25 years.”
Mr Kuhne said his extensive experience in breeding jerseys put him above the rest on show.
“We have been doing this for a long time and people have confidence in our breeding,” he said.
“We sold a jersey last year which went on to win the jersey show at Dairy Week this year.”
Poowong North’s Wallacedale Jerseys was also involved, purchasing the second highest head from the Bacon family of Tennyson. The jersey was bought for $6800.
All 17 lots were sold in the sale to an average of $4943.75.
Semex South Gippsland area manager Stuart Mackie, of Meeniyan, said he had a successful week both with his genetics company and his children, who placed in junior show categories.
“We had some heifers show on Monday and we had quite a good day,” he said.
“We took seven head along and I think only two or three did not place in the top 10 of their classes, many of which had 40 head on show. We were really happy with the results.”

Winning grins: from left, Isabella and Stuart Mackie of Meeniyan were all smiles before heading into the ring with one of their winning heifers at International Dairy Week in Tatura last week.

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