North Otago bulls among winners

North Otago bulls were winnersat the 2024 Holstein Friesian New Zealand Awards last week.

Dairy farmers Nathan and Amanda Bayne, ofHenley Farming Co near Duntroon, won the animal health senior and junior progeny competitions with bulls San Ray FM Beamer-ET S2F and Lightburn Blade Gusto respectively.

The awards were presented to the junior and senior progeny teams with the highest points for classification based on the 2023-24 seasons inspections, scores for udder overall and final score, production worth and protein biological value.

The 2024 Valden Cow of the Year was awarded to Royson Oman Cybil EX2 11* ET, bred by Eddie and Kath Lambert, of Royson Farms in Whakatāne.


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