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South Coast Holstein named Supreme Champion Dairy Female for second straight year at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

19 Apr 2017

19 April 2017 After a detailed countback process which resulted in the need for a final adjudicator, a Holstein cow from Jaspers Brush in the NSW Shoalhaven has won the title of Supreme Champion Dairy Female at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show. But the story is not only that Avonlea Fever Suzette emerged the dairy competition’s version of Best in Show this year, she was the defending Supreme Champion Dairy Female from the 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Show. To win this year the five-and-a-half year old Holstein had to beat off all competition in her own classes and breed and then be considered the best example of a cow across all dairy breeds exhibited and entered at the Show. The Dairy competition consisted of the breeds Holstein, Jersey, Guernsey, Ayrshire, Illawarra and Brown Swiss. When all the voting of class wins was counted across the dairy breeds, there was nothing in the standings between a Senior Champion Female Jersey from Tallygaroopna, Victoria and the Holstein Senior Female Champion. An adjudicator was called in and decided Avonlea Fever Suzette was the Supreme Champion Dairy Female winner for a second year running. Owner and handler Justin Walsh says back-to-back wins is incredibly satisfying; “It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work leading up to the Show and then competing here throughout it”, he said. “To win Supreme Champion once is great, to win two years in a row is amazing,” Mr Walsh said. Another Holstein producer, Murribrook Holsteins from Moss Vale in the NSW Southern Highlands has finished the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show as the most successful dairy breeder. The Holstein breed produces the highest milk yields of the dairy breeds found in Australia. Each cow exhibited at the Sydney Royal Easter Show is milked daily on site and can produce upwards of 30 litres of milk each time. It is not the first time a single animal has been a repeat winner of the Supreme Dairy Female trophy at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, the Wilson family from Tamworth and their Jersey Cow Shirlinn Icy Eve claimed the title in three consecutive years (2012, 2013, 2014). Attached Image: Justin Walsh and Avonlea Fever Suzette. Picture: RAS Intern Michelle Baylis. For further information, interview and high-res image requests please contact: Roger White PR Manager Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Read more

Sydney Royal Easter Show: Day 14 Highlights

19 Apr 2017

It’s kid’s day and the final day of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Before the last firecracker goes off, come and enjoy hours of free entertainment, treat yourself to delicious Show food and watch some incredible competitions. Read more

US artist puts mark on Show

18 Apr 2017

A series of graffiti artworks capturing the sights of the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show is to remain on permanent display across the Showground. Read more

Alaskan Malamute named 2017 Best in Show at Sydney Royal Easter Show

18 Apr 2017

17 April 2017 An Alaskan Malamute from Adelaide has been awarded one of Australia’s most prestigious canine honours, named the Purina Pro Plan Sydney Royal Dog Show ‘Best in Show’ this afternoon. Six-year-old male, Supreme Champion Hamalek Rumble in the Jungle (Lennox) was exhibited by Hayley French-Davis. For the ‘Best in Show’ award, he was pitted against six other premier quality dogs, earlier named best in the categories of Hound, Terrier, Gun Dog, Toy Dog, Working Dog and Non-Sporting - Lennox represented the Utility breeds. An elated Ms French-Davis said Lennox was a special dog and an outstanding example of the Alaskan Malamute breed. “He fits the breed standard very well and has a fantastic temperament which I think is evident in the show ring,” Ms French-Davis said. “He is cheeky and naughty - he woos and carries on in the ring with an ‘all about me’ attitude - and that is a quintessential Malamute.” Lennox’s previous successes have included second at Royal Adelaide Show and third at Royal Melbourne Show, however today’s title is his greatest achievement to date. “You come where the competition is,” Ms French-Davis said. “You’ve got to enjoy it - If you enjoy it, the dogs enjoy it and the bigger the competition, the better the win”, Ms French-Davis said. ‘Runner Up to Best in Show’ was awarded to Smooth Fox Terrier Clayco High Mountain Rattlin’ Bones (Bones), exhibited by Simon Mills from Canberra. Overseeing this afternoon’s competition was highly regarded Canadian judge Mrs Lee Steeves, a terrier breeder from Nova Scotia. Mrs Steeves’ Regalridge Kennel has produced generations of National Specialty winners throughout North America and she has judged at all breed and Specialty shows across North America and Scandinavia. More than 3670 dogs representing 170 breeds were this year exhibited at the Show to make this one of the nation’s largest dog events and a consistent crowd pleaser with the stands within ‘Howie Lawn’ packed for today’s final judging. For further information, interview and high-res image requests please contact: James Tolmie Cox Inall Communications James.tolmie@coxinall.com.au M: 0439 991 082 Roger White PR Manager Royal Agricultural Society of NSW rwhite@rasnsw.com.au T: 02 9704 1453 Read more

Sydney Royal Easter Show: Day 13 Highlights

18 Apr 2017

The Sydney Royal Easter Show might be gearing up for its final days but there is so much more to see! Don’t miss activities like the Dog Grooming Competition, Pat-A-Lamb and the Pigs Breed Display. Read more

Bargains galore on Kids’ Day at the Show

17 Apr 2017

This Wednesday, the final day of the Sydney Royal Easter Show, will provide the ideal opportunity for kids to enjoy all the show has to offer with children’s tickets being reduced to $12.50 and two-for-one carnival rides until 5pm. Read more

Sydney Royal Easter Show: Day 12 Highlights

17 Apr 2017

The Easter Bunny has delivered all the chocolate eggs and is back at Sydney Royal Easter Show for the 11am Easter Bunny Spectacular. Today is your last chance to witness the “Wimbledon of Woodchop” as it’s the final day of the Sydney Royal Woodchopping & Sawing Competition. Plus there’s the Alpaca Youth Paraders Competition and the historic Sydney Royal Horse Show - Police Musical Ride which dates back to 1907. Read more

COMMUNITIES BACK IN THE KITCHEN THANKS TO FOUNDATION

16 Apr 2017

Thousands of people will enjoy cooking demonstrations at the 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show but none will be more excited than the town of Boggabri which will receive a cash prize and a full range of state-of-the-art Euromaid appliances used in The Australian Women's Weekly Theatre Kitchen. Read more
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