Allans’ cow tops paddock

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Allans’ cow tops paddock

A MARDAN dairy farming family will be in the running for the best cow in southern Australia tomorrow (Wednesday).
The Allan family recently won champion cow at the Central Gippsland On Farm Challenge, from a field of more than 200 cows.
She was reserve champion last year.
The cow, Inverlair Heights Jack Teeny, will tomorrow contest the Great Southern Challenge alongside cows from Victoria, Tasmania, southern New South Wales and Adelaide at Melton.
The cow will compete in the seven year and over division, said Tanya Privitera (nee Allan).
“The judge said she had a lot of strength and had held together very well for her age,” she said.
“She is from our own breeding. The Jack in her name is from a bull we have bred ourselves. Because she is from your own breeding, you know it is extra prestige.”
Inverlair Heights was judged on such traits as dairyness, stature, pin width, body capacity, feet and legs, and muzzle width, and returned a score of excellent with 92 points.
“A cow that wins the challenge is a different sort of cow to that that wins at shows. This just grass roots and the cow is judged as a whole,” Tanya said.
The achievement is another farming feat for Tanya’s father Barrie Allan, who this year celebrated 60 years as a Murray Goulburn supplier.
Tanya recently attended the Victorian Farmers Federation and United Dairyfarmers of Victoria leadership conference in Melbourne, as a member of the South Gippsland Jersey Breeders Club, along with club president Aaron Thomas of Binginwarri.

Farming honour: Inverlair Heights Jack Teeny won champion cow at the Central Gippsland On Farm Challenge. She is with the Allan family, back, from left, Sue Allan, Barrie Allan, Con Privitera, Tanya Privitera, Brett Allan holding Jordan and Zoe Allan. Front, from left, Ava and Levi Privitera. Photo: Nella Mitchelson Photography.

Farming honour: Inverlair Heights Jack Teeny won champion cow at the Central Gippsland On Farm Challenge. She is with the Allan family, back, from left, Sue Allan, Barrie Allan, Con Privitera, Tanya Privitera, Brett Allan holding Jordan and Zoe Allan. Front, from left, Ava and Levi Privitera. Photo: Nella Mitchelson Photography.

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