European shows in autumn

The year is coming to an end and while we had so much work with the EuroTier 2018, many great and top-class shows took place in Europe at the same time.

Godewind daughter Frisca (1st lac.)

Let’s start with the Swiss Red Night taking place on September 8th 2018 in Bern. The young cow SHo Godewind Frisca owney by Bürkli, Muri, convinced here. After she asserted herself against her competitors in her category, she became vice “Black Beauty” and, in addition, was awarded the title “red carrier cow with the most beautiful udder”. Schrago Apoll Ingrid owned by Frères Schrago, Middes, ranked first in her category as well. Güdel‘s Mad Max Mary-Lou from Güdel Holstein, Kaltacker, presented herself well and ranked third in her category and Bonbon 1 Joyboy Joy owned by Spycher, Sonvilier, ranked second.

Exhibitors, breeders and interested persons met in Traboch, Austria, at the Dairy Grand Prix on October 26th 2018. Besides Austrian breeders also breeders from South Tyrol and Slovenia attended. 80 top animals were presented and competed against each other in 9 single classes for the grand champion title. ScH Mailand (s. Sid), Wenger, Maishofen, became grand champion. Among the old cows, Joyboy daughter Rosalina scored with an excellent udder and became senior udder champion.

At the same time, during the fair ELMIA, the Swedish national show took place in Jönköping. In the medium cow classes, a Snowflake daughter owned by Ann and Jonas Nilsson from Ydre could rank on third place and was especially praised due to her strong top line as well as good rear udder.

At the show “Ath by Night” taking place on November 10th 2018 in Belgium everything went like clockwork for our daughter proven No.1 Red Holstein sire Apoll P. Among the first calvers his daughter RBH Rosalie Red won her group and became champion of the young cows.

Our Red Holstein sires did a great job in the end of November at the Agromek in Herning, Denmark. An Edelmut daughter owned by Bøgeskovgaard Aps, Svendborg, won among the Red Holstein heifers and a second calver of Fageno owned by Kristian Nielsen, Snedstedt, became Red Holstein reserve champion. In the meantime a Goldday daughter owned by Anton Hammershøj, Hobro, ranked second among the cows having five calves.

We congratulate all breeders and owners on these great achievements and wish lots of success with genetics made in Germany in future!