Congratulations to Marius Meyer (L) with his Honourable Mention Goldwyn cow, Brett and Grant Puttergill with their Grand Champion Goldwyn and Reserve Grand Champion Fever cows; Brett pictured with his daughter, and Grant pictured with his father. On the right, Judge Callum McKinven and Ring Steward Wikus van der Merwe.
Grant and Brett Puttergill together with their Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion cows with some of the Semex South Africa team.
SA HOLSTEIN NATIONALS 2016
It's a month after the completion of the SA Holstein Nationals and we are still excited by the quality of the animals exhibited at the South African Holstein National Championships at Crossways near PE in March. Starting off with excellent calf and heifer classes, the young cow classes continued to demonstrate that South African Holsteins are of a high standard, and the Senior cow classes emphasised the point.
The stars of the 2016 Holstein National Championships were without a doubt the Puttergill family, building on their reputation as breeders of excellent animals and winning the overall points at the championships. Congratulations on their achievements: their Puttergill GOLDWYN SWEETIE 969 winning the Grand Champion and Champion Senior Cow ribbons. The Puttergill’s trophy cabinet filled up with additional ribbons and trophies: FEVER POPPY 12007 was named Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Senior Cow, and two more of their animals were also named as Young Cow Champion and Reserve Young Cow Champion.
Amongst the other winners were Marius Meyer of Mossel Bay, winning the overall Honourable Mention for his Goldwyn cow. The high standards were evident throughout the competition.
On the sire front, Semex's BRAEDALE GOLDWYN continued his winning ways, but new sires from Semex and other companies have begun to show what they are made of: CRACKHOLM FEVER, GW ATWOOD, GOLDCHIP, and VAL-BISSON DOORMAN were represented, amongst others.
Semex would like to congratulate each and every exhibitor and thank all our customers for their continued support!
PUTTERGILL GOLDWYN SWEETIE 969
Grand Champion and Champion Senior Cow
PUTTERGILL FEVER POPPY 12007
Reserve Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Senior Cow
GRACE VALLEY DOORMAN'S SAVANNAH 150030
Calf Heifer Champion and Reserve Champion Heifer
Semex South Africa Tel: +27 21 905 0225 Fax: +27 21 905 0224 Email: email@example.com Web: www.semex.com