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The results of the 2019 Ayrshire Cow of the Year Results are now available.
Congratulations to all of the winners.
2019 Cow of the Year
Rockvale Poker Ruby
Munden Farms, VIC
2019 Reserve Cow of the Year
Midway Park Mardley
Munden Farms, VIC
2019 Hon. Mention Cow of the Year
Wattle Park Vinca
Munden Farms, VIC
Courtesy of Dairy Livestock Services
A new Breed record sale average price was reached at the Wold Conference Sale held at IDW.
Sale top of $10,200 was paid for Munden Farms Rubicom Maiden, a 4 month heifer from a 7th gen EX & VG dam with the 2nd dam Magic Park Shady Maiden, EX 93 the 2019 Adelaide Royal Grand Champion and winner of the Aged Cow class at IDW earlier in the day. She sold a/c Munden Farms of Nilma, Vic to the Sunny Acres Syndicate of the USA. Lot 1 Geelunga Burdette Dea (Imp.ET) a/c Greg Edmonds, SA had won her class at IDW earlier in the day and was the first Ayrshire to be sold in Australia from an 8th gen EX dam, she was purchased by Saunders & Day for $10,000. The same vendor also sold the next high priced lot at $9,500, this was for the ‘Pick’ of the entire Geelunga herd and sold to the partnership of Munden Farms and W & A Macadam.
Fourth high selling lot at $6,200 was the stylish young cow Hillcrest Gentle Rose a grand daughter of the EX 92 Garth Rose cow bred from the famed Parkvale Rose family, she was purchased by B & M Hayter of NSW.
South Australian Breeders G & L Klatt paid $5,300 for the correct unjoined heifer Beardrock Reagans Joyce a/c S & K Beard, this daughter of 2 time IDW Senior Champion Glenbrae Burdettes Joyce, EX 91 had paced highly in her class earlier in the day.
Other noted sales included Cher-Bar Famous Secret, this daughter of former All World winner Cher-Bar Burdette Secret was purchased by V & S Steiner of NZ at $4,250, she sold a/c Boldview Farms, SA. Mayfield Farms Tuxedo Rosebud a daughter of the 2019 Sydney Royal Intermediate Champion sold a/c P & V Timbs, NSW at $4,200 to the Johns Family of Tasmania. B & M Hayter of NSW sold the very smart heifer Werombi Vale Bethany Love 2 backed by 6 gens of EX & VG dams including several IDW & Royal Champions at $4,000 to Courtney Afford, SA.
Selling agents Dairy Livestock Services report 20 Ayrshires av $4,438 to be a new Breed record, buyers were from SA, Tas, NSW, Vic along with the USA & NZ.
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IDW is thrilled to announce the first of our judges for the 2020 National Breed Shows and our Feature Show.
The feature show at Australia's International Dairy Week 2020 will be The Ayrshire Show and in conjunction with Australian Ayrshires Ltd, we are thrilled to confirm the Judge will be Mr François Beaudry from Quebec, Canada.
Australia's National Ayrshire Show will be held on Tuesday 21st January from 8.00 am at Tatura Park, home to IDW. To coincide with the Show, we will also be welcoming delegates from the 2020 World Ayrshire Conference and are working hard to ensure a spectacular Ayrshire Show.
Married to Hélène Tremblay and father of four children, François Beaudry has always had a deep passion for the Ayrshire breed. Based in Quebec, Canada, he is the co-owner, with his wife, of the Des Prairies herd which has always thrived for great milk production and won many awards in that field throughout the years. Mr. Beaudry’s farm is also known around the world for the quality of the animals it produces with many all Canadians titles to its record. One of his greatest satisfactions is to sell individuals that bring success to their new owner such as Des Prairies Toutou which won 6 grand champion titles at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair of Toronto. The farm also sells embryos around the world and is always happy to welcome foreign visitors at its place. To crown these accomplishments, he has also won the master breeder title twice.
François is a member the Canadian Ayrshire Association and has served as chairman of the board of directors in 2015 and 2016. He was also the Canadian delegate on the World Ayrshire Federation for the past years.
In addition to the work on his farm and his involvement in the Ayrshire associations, Mr Beaudry is a member of the board of directors for the Estrie Richelieu Group, a farm mutual insurance company, in which he was the chairman for 15 years.
Mr Beaudry is also an experienced judge and as judged dairy shows in many countries including Canada, the United-States, Columbia, Finland, Sweden, South Africa, and New Zealand. Throughout his travels and his career, he has had the chance to meet many other passionate breeders and learn alongside them.
François Beaudry is deeply honoured to be judging the Australia’s National Ayrshire Show in January 2020 and would like to thank the selection committee to have nominated him. We look forward to welcoming François to Australia.
The 38th Annual Ayrshire Fanfare Sale will be held on
Freshly calved & close heifers
Winter/Spring calving Heifers
Sired by - Burdette, Dempset, Gentleman, Gibbs, Gingerman, Bradman, Alaska, Star Man, Triclo, Bingo & Bigtime.
Dams prod. to 8433L 282kg P and 307kg F
Several from Royal Show Winners
Bred from leading maternal lines
The World Photographic Competition public vote is now open to select the Peoples Choice winner from each class: