Sat, 21 Apr 2018

COMPETITIONS

Pitcairns Trophy Nomination Form

Pitcairns Trophy Nomination Form

General Information

Branches and Clubs all run annual competitions of various types where members and their cattle can compete. Information on these competitions is available by contacting your local Branch or Club Secretary.

Several Holstein Friesian New Zealand awards and trophies are competed for on a national scale. Presentations of these awards are made to winners at the Holstein Friesian New Zealand Annual Conference.

Distinguished Service

The Distinguished Service award recognises members that have contributed to the Holstein Friesian breed and the Association, at a regional and/or national level, not necessarily involved in Board or governance.

Nominations can be made by an individual member, Branch, Club or the Holstein Friesian New Zealand Board, and should be submitted to the General Manager by 28 February each year.

Distinguished Service Criteria

Holstein Friesian New Zealand - Boehringer Ingelheim Progeny Competition

This prize is awarded to the Senior and Junior Progeny teams with the highest points for classification based on the current seasons inspections, scores for Udder Overall and Final Score, Production Worth and Protein BV. Applications for this competition are posted to members or available on the website.

Lenslea Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the person who has been a member of Holstein Friesian New Zealand for less than ten years and has displayed the greatest effort and enthusiasm in showing Holstein Friesians in the current show season. Branches, clubs, and individuals can nominate members for this award.

Lenslea Trophy conditions

Mahoe Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the breeder of the New Zealand-bred Holstein Friesian sire whose current sire proof earns the most points for daughter production, conformation and management. All eligible sires are automatically entered.

Nutritech Performance Awards

These prizes are awarded to the herd owners with the highest dollar earning herd average based on the Fonterra A+B-C payment system for the current production season. 

Pitcairns Trophy - National Junior Judging Competition

Open to members between 16 and 30 years as at 1 October, prior to the competition, every year. This junior judging competition is competed for annually at NZ Dairy Event. The winner will be awarded the Pitcairns Trophy and receive up to NZ$750 worth of travel towards a nominated show or dairy-industry-related event, to be used within 12 months of receiving the award.

The winner and runner-up of the Pitcairns Trophy will go forward to represent HFNZ in the World Wide Sires All Breeds Junior Judging competition, which will be held at NZ Dairy Event, either on the same day or the next day.

Pitcairns Trophy Entry Conditions

 

Photo Competitions

DeLaval – Holstein Friesian New Zealand All NZ Photo Competition

The competition provides 5 classes for registered animals, Class 1 – Senior Cow, Class 2 – Intermediate Cow, Class 3 – Junior Cow, Class 4 – Yearling Heifer, Class 5 – Open Calf Class. Photos are judged on the best type animal, cows must be in-milk when photographed and the photo must be taken in the current season.

Entry Form

Online Entry Form

Promotional Photo Competition

This competition is designed to identify outstanding photographs for the promotion of Holstein Friesians in New Zealand. Photos may be in either black & white or colour.

Entry Form

Semex – Holstein Friesian New Zealand On-Farm Competition

This annual competition is aimed at attracting entries from members and non-members alike to promote the Holstein Friesian breed. Individual cows are judged on type at their home property in natural conditions without being fitted or halter led. Six in-milk age groups classes are open to all Holstein Friesian cattle.

Breeders enter their cattle for regional judging. The top two animals in each class in each region then enter the national competition to compete for the Champion and Reserve Champion titles for each class. The top animals are judged again by a national judge with the results announced at Annual Conference.

Download the 2018 entry form below:

Ward One

Ward Two

Ward Three

Ward Four

Ward Five

Ward Six

Ward Seven

Ward Eight

Sherriff Memorial Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the herd owner who has been a member of Holstein Friesian New Zealand for less than ten years and has achieved the highest average classification score for in-milk registered Holstein Friesian two-year-old heifers. All members who have been with Holstein Friesian New Zealand for less than ten years and have classified in the preceding season are automatically entered in this competition.

Sherriff Memorial Trophy conditions

Snowline Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the top dollar earning veteran cow ten years and over in the current production season. All eligible cows are automatically entered.

Star Brood Cow Award

The Star Brood Cow award is an award for cows whose progeny gain points based on daughter classification and production and/or son Breeding Worth and conformation traits to earn her stars.

Animals are nominated for this award by the breeder and can be nominated more than once.

Entry Form

Superior Production

A cow may qualify for a Superior Production award based on her production being either above breed average for her age group or her overall lifetime production.

Animals are nominated for this award by the breeder.

Entry Form

Superior Production Conditions

Tokaora Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the registered two-year-old heifer with the highest points for classification, fat and protein
production and BVs in the current production season. All eligible heifers are automatically entered.

Valden Cow of the Year

Sponsored by RaedenJackson of Valden Stud. This award identifies the cow that is deemed to have, or have the potential to, contribute to the Holstein Friesian breed on a continual basis. This award supersedes the Valden Trophy previously awarded. All eligible cows are automatically entered.

Valden Cow of the Year criteria

Withers Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the top Elite Heifer at Discovery Project.

World Wide Sires Protein Awards

This competition is open to all registered females under herd test. It is awarded to the highest protein producer within her age group (two-year-old, three-year-old, four-year-old, and five years and over) for the current production season. All eligible heifers and cows are automatically entered.

World Wide Sires Protein Awards conditions

Black and White Youth Awards

Various competitions are open to members 21 years and under who belong to Black and White Youth.
Black & White Youth Awards
Black & White Youth Exchanges

 

For more information on the awards and competitions contact Sharon Goldsbury on s.goldsbury@nzhfa.org.nz

Photo Competitions Entry Form

DeLaval All NZ Photo Competition Entry Form

B&W Youth and Promotional Photo Competitions Entry Form