PLACEGETTERS IN THE 2013
VIRTUAL CATTLE SHOW FOR MINIATURE HEREFORDS
We have listed the First placegetters here, for the complete list and photos click here
Class 1. Cow 3 yrs and over with calf at foot.
1st – No. 6. B. & D. Davey (Shady Creek – Victoria, Australia)
Boomer Creek Meredith with Shady Creek Bruno
Class 2. 2 yr old female with/without calf at foot
1st – No. 57. A. Livermore (Winswood – Victoria, Australia)
Class 3. Yearling Heifer
1st – No. 26. C. & S. Williams (WW Ranch – Texas, USA)
WW Cinderella Sampson
Class 4. Heifer Calf
1st – No. 27. C. & S. Williams (WW Ranch – Texas, USA)
WW Hazel Sampson
Class 5. Senior Bull – 3 yrs and over
1st – No. 36. D. Warner (Paragon – Western Australia)
Paragon Lord Charles
Class 6. Junior Bull – 2 yrs
1st – No. 9. B. & D. Davey (Shady Creek – Victoria, Australia)
Boomer Creek Nebraska
Class 7. Yearling Bull
1st – No. 10. B & D. Davey (Shady Creek – Victoria, Australia)
Shady Creek Alto
Class 8. Bull Calf
1st – No. 30. C. & S. Williams (WW Ranch – Texas, USA)
WW Joyful Jude
Class 9. Group (Male(s) and Female(s)
1st – No. 87. A. & J. Hargrove (Grovenorth – Northland, New Zealand)
Class 10 – Scenic.
1st – No. 34. Denise Warner (Paragon) – Littlefoot Princess and friends.
Class 11 – Entertainment
1st – No.95 – Joy & Colin Walters (Boomer Creek) – “Give Us a Kiss you COW”
Class 12 – Favourite Photo
1st – No. 22 – Joan & Bob Massengale (Iti Biti Acres) – “Oh Goody, a new Playmate”
Judges comments – click here (coming soon 🙂 )
All the entries have now been posted – view them here
Originally printed in the NZHA magazine (reproduced here with permission)
Miniature Herefords were introduced to New Zealand, by Chris and Helen Russell of Esprit Stud. They originally farmed regular size Herefords at Waimauku, north-west of Auckland, but became exasperated at the damage caused to paddocks by these bigger animals particularly in the wet, winter conditions. In 1997 they discovered there were Miniature Herefords which had just arrived in Australia from the USA and it became a goal to establish this variety in New Zealand. By the end of 1997 the first stock arrived along with embryos from Canada. From 1997 to 2002 Chris and Helen imported embryos and semen from Miniature Herefords in Australia and Canada. During that time their Esprit Stud moved to the Waikato. Mrs C.M. Beard of Tui Oaks Stud in Te Kuiti imported embryos in 2001 from which was born Tui Oaks Brandon Oak which is still on the NZ Hereford semen sire register today. John Peterson of Akatea Stud in Pukekohe imported the last live stock in the form of six heifers from Australia in 2002. In 2008 the Russells imported semen from two more American bulls, one of which was the first polled Miniature Hereford for New Zealand. This was followed in 2012 with polled semen from another American Miniature Hereford bull imported by Janet Poole of Riverlets Stud in Northland.
Interest in these smaller and chunky Herefords has gradually spread throughout New Zealand with breeders appreciating the ability to run more animals per acreage along with the lessened damage to facilities and pasture. They have the same good temperament and ease of handling as their larger counterparts and are a great way to help promote the participation of young people in cattle management.
Read the full article here with the included photos.
The Miniature Herefords will be judged on Fri 27th Sept 2013. Now, who’s coming to join the party????!!
Start training those animals! Use the Virtual Show as a practice run!