AWARDS & COMPETITIONS

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 Award

The Distingushed 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 Award 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.

Entries close 28 September 2018.

HFNZ-Boehringer Ingelheim Progeny Competition Conditions & Entry Form

Holstein Friesian New Zealand - Semex 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.

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.

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.

Photo Competitions

Holstein Friesian New Zealand - DeLaval 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.

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.

DeLaval All NZ Photo Competition Entry Form

B&W Youth and Promotional Photo Competitions Entry Form

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.

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 

The Star Brood Cow Award recognises breeding matrons that have progeny with above average production and type characteristics. Stars are given to cows whose progeny gain points on daughters (a minimum of three) classification and production and any sons Breeding Worth and conformation traits.

Breeders can nominate a registered cow they think is worthy of the award. Applications close 14 September 2018.

Star Brood Cow Conditions & Application Form

Star Brood Cows

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. Applications close 14 September 2018.

Superior Production Conditions & Application Form

Superior Production Cows

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 Raeden Jackson 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.

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.

Withers Trophy

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

Black & White Youth

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

Black & White Youth Awards & Competitions 

Black & White Youth Exchanges

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