All-European Championship 2019 in Libramont

On April 12th and 13th 2019 cow and show enthusiasts from all over Europe met in Libramont, Belgium, as the European Championship for Holstein and Red Holstein and, on this occasion, the European Young Breeders’ Championship took place there.

Team Germany at the All-European Championship 2019 in Libramont

18 countries sent their delegations with altogether more than 250 cows which competed for the different titles over the two-day period.

From Germany a group of eight Holsteins and four Red Holsteins arrived. Among the young Holstein cows, WFD Miss Diamond (s. Diamondback) owned by Rübesam, Kallas, Melbaum and Wille, and RZB Licorice (s. High Octane) of Manfred Uhrig were able to achieve a 1c and 1d rank in their class.

In the intermediate competition Goldday daughter Talentueuse de Grandcourt of Florence and Guy Jonette and Claire Bouvy won her class for Belgium and was also awarded the title “best udder” in her class. Behind her Loh TJ Alessja (s. Armani) from Germany in the joint ownership of Lohmöller, Melbaum, Nosbisch and Blaise, placed second.

Goldday daughter Talentueuse de Grandcourt also won the reserve intermediate champion title in the champion selection.

Goldday daughter Talentueuse

In the old cow classes the well-known Lady Gaga (s. Modest), owned by Wille and Köster, competed for Germany and was rewarded with second place in her class. The highlight, however, was surely the special commendation of this remarkable cow that was both the oldest cow of the show and the cow having the highest lifetime production.

During the Red Holstein competition there were twofold reasons to be happy about in the young cow classes. Petisso daughter Antimonium Holsteins Snowred, owned by Antimonium Holsteins, won her class for Luxemburg, and Apoll P daughter RBH Rosalie Red, competing for Belgium in the ownership of Emmanuel Boutry, became fourth.

Petisso daughter Antimonium Holsteins Snowred

We do not want to omit the young breeders. Laura Köster (RUW) and Sara Raff (RBW) had qualified for the junior championship and the senior championship, respectively. In the overall classification Laura Köster managed to work her way up to second place and became reserve champion junior. Sarah Raff claimed fifth place in the overall classification of the senior championship after a third rank in the showmanship and sixth place in the clipping contest.

The participation itself in the European Championship, either as a young breeder or an exhibitor, is special and we congratulate all participants, breeders, exhibitors and winners on these wonderful results and wish them continuous success in future with Genetics made in Germany!