DHV Show 2015
The who is who of German show cows gathered in the EWE Arena in Oldenburg on June 10th and 11th 2015 to have the most beautiful among them crowned.
Approx. 200 cows competed for the grand champion title 2015 in front of more than 5,000 visitors from Germany and abroad as well as the strict judges Manfred Uhrig and Klaus-Dieter Augustin. Before this last decision of the day was made the competition was arranged separately for Holstein and Red Holstein.
The heifers, the youngest among the show cows, started. It became apparent here that this was going to be an exciting competition. From seven strong classes, BcH Amy won before SLH Naked Girl and gained the champion title of the Holstein heifers.
Among the Red Holstein heifers, KOE Lotta won before Lila, but had to defer to her black competitor BcH Amy in the final selection of the junior champion.
The category of young cows (2 lactations) had absolutely high class. After winning her class at this year’s show “Excellent-Schau“ in Leer, Heidy – daughter of the GGI sire Gabino – could also convince at the German Holstein Show and sent off her competitors. FG Madame, full sister of the GGI sire Mad Max, became reserve champion of the Holsteins.
Chicca became champion of the Red Holstein young cows before Jamira, a daughter of the GGI sire Laron P.
Laron P daughter Jamira (2nd lac.)
Gabino daughter Heidy (2nd lac.)
The list of show divas in the group of animals having 3 and 4 calves was long: everybody wanted to win, no matter if champion cows of the Excellent-Schau 2013, 2014 and 2015 or acting winners of the show “Schau der Besten”. The medium-statured, silky black Franka won as hot favourite here before ZR Imke who excelled with style and rib.
The entry of old cows was a very special moment again: Cows from 5th lactation that have proved their qualities in the barn as well as in the show ring for years. As the medium classes, the old cow class included nationally and internationally known show cows. Among the Holstein competition, Lady Gaga could win against BOP Jamaica and became champion old. Among Red Holstein, Maria ranked above her paternal half sister FG Maxima, the dam of Mad Max.
Election of the winner – grand champion
Around 3 PM, the hall of the EWE Arena darkened. With adequate music, the atmosphere gave the audience goose bumps. The winners of the categories embraced in mist entered the ring in the spotlight. “Cows as you cannot even paint them and everybody wants to have in the barn”, the judges Uhrig and Augustin romanticized. “But one of them stands out in her perfection.” The statement when Lady Gaga was crowned the most beautiful cow in Germany 2015.