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BENLEIGH BROWN SWISS

TRIBUTE TO A GREAT WORLD WIDE BROWN SWISS ENTHUSIAST, JUDGE, DAIRY YOUTH SUPPORTER AND FRIEND (Lee with Max, Andrew and Cassandra at RNA 2005) We at Benleigh along with dairy cattle breeders throughout Australia were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Dr Lee Majeskie on Friday August 22nd. Lee had been to Australia 3 times in recent years and had built a great friendship with a number of breeders. Lee and his wife Judy, Lee's sister Joyce, Gene Iager (Maple Lawn Farms Maryland) and the Kath, Brown and Wake Families in Australia had formed AUS-USA Syndicate which had purchased cattle in USA. These animals have been flushed and some embryos sent to Australia. The first calves are now on the ground in both countries. Further embryo are now being implanted as a result of twelve recent imports. As a judge Lee had judged in numerous countries throughout the world including RNA Brisbane, Victorian State Fair and On Farm Challenge.

Our condolences are extended to his wife Judy, son Matthew and Sister Joyce. Lee will be very sadly missed.

Meanwhile back at BENLEIGH, preparations are underway to participate in INTERNATIONAL DAIRY WEEK, JANUARY 2009, ROYAL EASTER SHOW, SYDNEY and TOOWOOMBA'S MAJOR EVENT FOR 2009 THE TOOWOOMBA ROYAL SHOW AND SWISS SENSATIONS SALE Benleigh Cattle will be offered at both SWISS SENSATIONS and IDW sales. (Details next issue) Enquiries Always WelcomeMax and Robyn Wake and Family New England Highway Whittingham Via Singleton NSW 2330 Phone/ Fax: 02 65 721 396 MOBILE: 0417405256

Benleigh Jetway Donna 2nd will be freshening prior to IDW

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BROWN SWISS DIGEST

NATIONAL COUNCIL CEO & EDITOR SUSAN BROWN RMB 2155 Boundary Rd FINLEY NSW 2713 Ph/Fax 0358839470 Mob: 0409710182 email: [email protected] or [email protected] NATIONAL PRESIDENT ROD HUTH 349 Mount Kent Boundary Rd Nobby QLD 4360 Ph 0746963330 Fax 07 46963363 Mobile: 0427060821 email: [email protected] NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT DAVID SHIBBLE PO Box 54 Narromine NSW 2821 Phone: (02) 68895897 Mobile: 0429895897 E-mail: [email protected] NATIONAL VICE-PRESIDENT ROBBIE RADEL 8239 Maryborough Hwy Biggenden QLD 4621 Ph 0741271774 Mob 0416162404 email:[email protected] PUBLIC OffICER Max Canobie BRANCH DELEGATES NEW SOUTH WALES Emily Brown, Max Wake, Paul Balfour David Shibble, Jennifer Van Rijthoven QUEENSLAND Cassandra Kath, Rod Huth,

VICE PRESIDENT DAVID KEMP RSM 292 Yoongarillup Rd Bussellton WA 6280 Ph: 0897533210 email: [email protected] SECRETARY/TREASURER Jenny Trigwell P O Box 33 Dardanup WA 6236 Ph/Fax 0897315083 email:[email protected] All committee are Publicity Officers (Public Officer Max Canobie) NSW BRANCH PRESIDENT EMILY BROWN Kenara Coree Rd Deniliquin NSW 2710 Ph 03 58 826233 Mobile 0427 858 529 email:[email protected] VICE PRESIDENT DAVID SHIBBLE P O Box 54 Narromine NSW 2821 Phone: 0268895897 Mob 0429895897 email:[email protected] PROMOTIONS & COMPETITIONS COORDINATOR PAUL BALFOUR 551 Candelo-Bega Rd Kanoona Via Bega NSW 2550 Ph: 02 65415066/Mob 0409 193 137 email:[email protected] SECRETARY ANDREA HENRY 334 Mayfield Rd, Pyree NSW 2540 Phone/Fax 0244470225 email:[email protected] PUBLICITY All members of committee Max Wake 0265721396 Wayne Mc Grath 0247748655 Susan Brown 0409710182 Cathy Simpson 0358825951 Max Canobie 0356287797 (Public Officer) Jennifer Van Rijthoven 0887266247

VICTORIAN BRANCH PRESIDENT SNR VICE PRES J JNR VICE PRES SECRETARY COMMITTEE MEMBERS Christina Murphy 0408680055 Wayne Trewin 0351486244 Brian Vallence 0355614748 (No advice re office bearers had been received at the time of the writing of this edition)

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ABNORMALITY SUffIX CODES The following four description groups are used to identify the carrier status of an animal. (W): (A): (M): (D): Designates a known Weaver (W) Spiderleg (A) SMA (M) or SDM (D) carrier determined by identification of affected offspring. (CW): (CA): (CM): (CD): designates a confirmed Weaver, Spiderleg, SMA or SDM animal through diagnosis by an approved laboratory. (W*): (A*): (M*): (D*): designates a Weaver, Spiderleg, SMA or SDM carrier determined by DNA testing, at a confidence level of 90 percent or above. *TW: *TA: *TM: *TD: designates a Weaver, Spiderleg, SMA or SDM NONCARRIER determined by DNA testing, at a confidence level of 90 percent or above. It should be noted that suffixes that are enclosed in parentheses, i.e. (W), indicate that the animal is designated as a carrier of the Weaver abnormality. Suffixes without parentheses indicate a non carrier animal, i.e. *TW suffixes an asterisk indicate the results from a testing program that are associated with a confidence level of 90% or above. Suffixes without an asterisk indicate the information is from diagnosis of an afftected animal.

QUEENSLAND BRANCH PRESIDENT CASS MAY 221 Gowrie Tilgonda Rd Gowrie Junction QLD 4352 Ph 0746307232 VICE PRESIDENT: JOE BRADLEY Ph: 0734251289 VICE PRESIDENT: ROBBIE RADEL Joe Bradley, Robbie Radel, 8239 Maryborough Hwy Jenny Fiechtner Biggenden QLD 4621 VICTORIA Phone 0741271774 SECY/TRSR JENNY FIECHTNER WESTERN AUSTRALIA MS 29 Clifton QLD 4361 Jenny Trigwell, Don Fry Ph/Fax 0746959151 CLASSIFICATION & TYPE PANEL PUBLICITY (& Assistant Secretary) Delegates determined by the Branches TRACEY & KATHERINE HUTH from time to time the CEO is the Convenor COMMITTEE: BRANCH COMMITTEES Rod Huth 07 49963330 WESTERN AUSTRALIA BRANCH Luke Thompson 07 54232104 PRESIDENT MICHELLE TRIGWELL David Von Hoff 0746927741 P O Box 33 Dardanup WA 6236 Mick Wilson 0746962132 Ph: 0438191202 email: [email protected]

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Hi to all with a special hello to all our newest members. A very new member in a converstaion with my husband just recently, about production of a breed magazine, said, "A magazine is an exercise in self belief, for advertisers, contributors and all breeders. A magazine can demonstrate that what we are doing is good, and what we can achieve together as a group, is great".

HOW EXCITING! It was the greatest thrill to receive a telephone call from ringside RNA 2008, Andrew Kath on the line, with the news of Mountain View Impact 2 EX91 historic win, Interbreed Supreme Champion Brisbane Royal Show ­ the first time a Brown Swiss cow has won such an award. Congratulations to the Radel Family of Biggenden Queensland. The excitement of the Brown Swiss enthusiasts ringside is still ringing in my ears. I hope you are all starting to register your cattle with Holstein Australia and finding the experience a good one. Many of you will already have had the Classification Team of Holstein Australia call on you. From reports coming in, by those of you who have had the classifiers visit, they have been very informative and helpful when evaluating your cattle. Remember, we need to classify to get an indication in which direction our breed is heading. We will need to evaluate the data collected, as it is important to ensure that we have the settings for traits correct. We don't want to find we need to make major adjustments to the system when it is too late. Please keep your delegates informed. The Staff at Holstein Australia are very helpful, please do not hesitate to contact them with any queries you may have concerning your registrations and /or transfers. Brown Swiss returned to Melbourne Royal this year, just a small contingent, however, congratulations to new members, the Goodfellow Family, for their Junior Champion and to the Canobie Family, for their Senior Champion. Narrogin Agricultural College Western Australia took along 2 cows to the Perth Royal this year and our congratulations to the team for their fine effort as well. World Dairy Expo again saw Old Mill E Snickerdoodle Supreme Champion Brown Swiss and the Reserve Supreme All Breeds Cow, what an achievement for Snicker and her owners, congratulations to the Bassler family. (Also the Reserve Supreme Champion in the Junior Show was Reserve Supreme All Breeds Cow.) I must apologise, the Digest is very late, probably due in some part to last minute photos needed for pages for the recent shows and very importantly, the change over to Holstein Australia of our registrations, transfers and classification. Please read the joint correspondence sent to you with information on the procedures for registration etc. It has been included again in this edition of the Digest. Queensland Branch will be running a very special Brown Swiss Cattle Auction during Toowoomba Royal Show 2009. Called THE SWISS SENSATIONS SALE it will run in conjunction with the show being judged by Mr David Kendall Executive Officer B.S.C.B.A USA, and hopefully we will conduct our Annual General Meeting of National Council and a conference with Dave as speaker, directly after the show and sale. Please contact any of the Queensland Committee they will be able to give you details of this major event. Again I wish to thank Shirley Huth for her great photography work, Shirley was even able to catch a shot for us from the Perth Royal where she was attending a Guernsey function. I would also like to thank Kelvin Cochrane for some very excellent photographs at the Brisbane RNA and the Dairy Spectacular at Casino this year.

CEO REPORT SEPTEMBER 2008

Don't forget, if you are thinking of selling cattle at IDW 2009, you will need to contact Brian Leslie. For those of you who, like me had the honour and pleasure of being involved with Dr Lee Majeskie of Maryland US, you will understand the loss to the Brown Swiss world when Lee passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack. Our sympathies are exented to his wife Judy and their families. Lee was so enthusiastic and such a great ambassador for the Brown Swiss breed and more particularly for youth - his involvment in the 4H movement, the training of young people, his ability to know a great cow and his work both in the US and overseas and more lately his involvement in Australia where, accompanied by his wife Judy, he judged at the Royal in Brisbane in 2005. In 2006, Lee judged at the Victorian State Show and On Farm Challenge. Earlier that same year, Lee travelled to Australia with his long time friend Gene Iager and together they formed a syndicate with Australian Breeders in NSW and Queensland. They purchased heifers in the US for the syndicate, so that new and different genetics could be brought into Australia. Lee's vision was to import new genetics to our country, to assist in expanding the genetic pool of the Brown Swiss population here. Thank you for your friendship, your very interesting conversations, and your vision for us. You will be remembered. Susan Brown CEO NCBSCBA Inc.

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Thank you Lee for the Privilege

FINLEY SHOW 08 Judge Lauren Norman AGRI-GENE Thanks to Ashleigh Gilroy, Stephen Fisicaro, Em Brown Mitch Cavanagh & Kit Davidson for Showing and Exhibiting 13 head of Brown Swiss

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Bio: I started New Generation Genetics in 1994. Currently, we have the largest Brown Swiss program in North America, and sample exclusively Brown Swiss. Bulls in our program have included: Starbuck, Emerald, President, Special, Jolt and the current #1 Net Merit bull Vigor. I was born and raised on a Brown Swiss dairy in central Iowa. There I learned cows must work first, and look good doing it. After graduating Iowa State University, I began with the U.S. Brown Swiss Association, where I served as Latin America rep, classifier, and eventually Director of Marketing. I have judged in 10 countries, including National shows in Switzerland, Austria, France, Brazil and Peru.

Hi. from a very hot&dry Qld.--looks like summer has crept up on us again --thought it was still winter last week--what a change!! That much needed rain has still not arrived in some areas. Now almost 5mth since our N C AGM& Conference in June -- & what a meeting -- possibly the best I have ever attended. The Positive Vibes that came from that meeting was Unreal--had to be there to experience it. Every one there was on a "Positive Attitude Only " trip -- forward thinking -- forward planning -- & Go. Some of those decisions are already in place & operating well. The H A have started processing our Rego & transfers, Classification is already being performed. Class. committee have already met with & held a work-out with the Chief Classifier, H A-C E O & Newly elected Pres. Adrian Dee. What a fantastic day that was -- to see first hand -- the exact way the H A Classifiers will be Classifying OUR Brown Swiss cows -- by Brown Swiss Standards & input by our own Breeders. Special Thanks to all who attended & for your input into the day & follow up discussions afterwards TOP DAY.--for our Breed The Notification Letter & Schedule of Fees -- should have been received by now -- please read carefully & keep handy with your Rego information -- Call ahead & book in for the next Class, tour in your area Remember -- Primary I.D .is required on all animals, plus calving date, & number of Lactations. Brisbane Show saw the Brown Cow get up & take out SUPREME COW Award for the FIRST TIME EVER -- 2ND. SUPREME UDDER -- CONGRATULATIONS -- Radel Family, Biggenden. This Cow later in Aug. took out the QLD. on-farm Challenge Champ. Cow Overall Award. Brown Swiss Cows took out several Res. SUPREME production Awards for the first time also. Our revamped web site continues to receive numerous hits & several new contacts have been made-- certainly an intericate part of our Breeds promotion. Till next time --keep Breeding even better Brown Swiss. Rod Huth National Pres.

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T H E S T R A P P E R W R I T E S ...(From the Microfarm - October 2008)

I suppose when you've been a strapper for a lot of years, you should have found out how to do most things that are needed to get animals into the show ring ­ as long as they're legit things, of course. This old strapper is not interested in that other kind of stuff, but let me tell you, I've seen a bit of it along the way. Be that as it may, I reckon I can still turn a hand to pickin"em out; transportin"em (the Boss still wants me to be her transport manager); feedin' and fillin' em; washin', clippin' and groomin"em; leadin' and showin"em (even though they do it a bit different from when I was a much younger strapper ­ clippin's different too, I can tell you); and even judgin"em sometimes. But in all those years of strappin', I had never actually got to organisin' and runnin' a dairy cattle show. If truth be known I might well have told someone along the way how I thought their show should be run ­ or I might have told 'em what to do with their show! Yep, I can think of a couple of those! So what's the story here? -- you might well ask. Well, about two months ago, I was conned into goin' to my first "show meetin'" since the Boss's Mum and I did our big move to the South, just north of Victoria. We were just sittin' there takin' it all in, listenin' to 'em all talkin' about their sections. Then they started to talk about the "dairy section". It seemed that it was seen as a bit of a joke by some of the other sections. "Now what's this all about", I thought to myself, "I don't particularly like to hear our industry bein' `knocked'" as they say". Then the Show Boss asks "Who's in charge of the dairy section ­ who's the `Chief Steward'?" It was soon apparent that there wasn't one! No wonder it wasn't running too well. So, after listenin' to a few too many more derogatory comments, I stuck up my hand and said "'ang on a minute, I reckon I could help yez out `ere ­ I've done a bit of showin' in me time and I reckon I could set up a pretty good little show `ere". "You've got the job, mate," says the Show Boss. Gee, that was easy; I didn't even need an interview! They asked me nothin'! They musta been desperate. So then what do I do? I've only got three or four weeks to show day! Don't panic! Think quick mate! Who can I find around the place that might be able to help me out? If they are old strappers as well, then so much the better, `cause I know they will know what's required. So it's on the phone for a couple of calls to people I know would be interested. The response is fantastic! Next thing I know, we are havin' a two hour lunch meetin' at the "Microfarm" where we seriously nutted out what we needed to do. I had three of the best most experienced strappers I knew on board. We then recalled yet another top strapper, who had a lot to do with running this show in earlier years. We had a super group happenin' here! We reached agreement all the way along and decided to implement some schedule and program changes there and then. We did need to act fast! We even got some new electricity and PA services into the show barn organized, got ribbons, judges and stewards under control, ran around the area lookin' for sponsors (and found lots of generosity), repaired the show milkin' shed, re-introduced the Supreme Champion classes, got the local vets to advise on gettin' a BJD audit and certification, decorated the judgin' area accordingly and even introduced the idea of a "Supreme Champion's Arch"! (see picture). We tricked a lot a people by flyin' another beautiful flag with our Aussie Flag atop the arch. It is the "Murray River Flag", first flown on Murray River paddle steamers in the 1850's. The show was only a few kms from the River, so why not? Well now, with a bit of know how and team work, plus a lot of that essential contagious ingredient called enthusiasm, we got a nice little show happenin'. We had 70 head, with five breeds for the first time in years. We had 25 kids in the handlin' classes ­ now ain't that a treat! The flags flew out beautifully, the weather was good, the Arch was the central attraction, there was no whingin' and not a complaint was heard. We even got three of our Special Experienced Strappers (SES's) to present the Supreme Champion ribbons. ­ didn't those girls enjoy that! The whole thing went like clockwork and I tell you what ­ we were chuffed! We really showed that other lot what we could do! We can't wait to do a follow up in 2009, but wait! ­ There is talk of havin' a go at another event at the same place in the meantime. WATCH THIS SPACE! The Strapper. PS. What about the SUPER STORY from the Sunshine State!?!? Wow!!! Meolemate strappers must have hooked in and got that Supreme Champion lookin' great for Brizzy. Fan-bloody-tastic!!!! Iknow when yourolemate The Strapper heard the news, he was dancin' around the kitchen ­ well hobblin' slowly about and cheerin' was probably closer to the mark! The Boss's Mum was out, but I still had fun celebratin' with the Queenslanders. What's more, I reckon I owned a little bit of that action myself, `cause guess who helped to take the first BIG BROWN COWS to the EKKA in 1995? That's right, and it's only thirteen years ago. As meveryolemate and I keep sayin', and have been sayin' for years, "We ain't seen nothin' yet!" But now we have seen somethin' pretty special, eh? T S

MELBOURNE ROYAL SHOW 2008

PERTH ROYAL SHOW 2008

Junior Ch - Marita Park Zaster Sarajevo Neil & Kira Goodfellow

Res Junior Ch - Roland Lodge Queen Bee - Kallym Canobie 1st All Breeds Heifer born 1/1/08-28/2/08

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Champion Cow - Owned by Narrogin Ag College Paraded by Student

The Following is an extract from the Editorial of Enrico Santus printed in the "La Razza Bruna" March April 2008 Edition.

"MISTY EYES: BrunadOro is already a good memory. The cattle Show was a success for the number of participants and for the quality of the animals. I think the conference had a considerable technical value thanks to the two internationally known speakers who did us the honour of a visit. Both Prof. Nardone and Prof. Banos came up with innovative ideas about present and future selection programs................. Since we are probably in the middle of an historical moment for the future of selection, in sight of the great changes made possible by the new technologies, discussing about it with the best specialists was a really tempting opportunity. .....................The presence and the image of the breed during Fieragricola was the one we expected and the one we believe the Brown Breed deserves. The response of the APAs and of the Brown departments from all over Italy was praiseworthy. The ring spectacular framework set new comparison standards, which we will have to maintain also in the future. The memorial issue of the RB magazine has touched the readers and will go down in the annals of history. If you consider the elements I have listed above one by one, you will realize that none of them alone is enough to make a show a success. Even when the show ring is amazing and all the lights well-studied, if the animals on show are not excellent, you will not reach the expected results. If the animals are excellent but there are no visitors, the show will be a failure. Also, famous speakers with no listeners have little use and the indispensible financial support is not enough if there are no good ideas and no passion. To achieve such a success, all elements must blend together and this sort of alchemy is not easy to do. You need a formula ­ almost a magic one ­ which contains very special ingredients. I watched the people we awarded during the conference coming up to the stage. We relived some historic moments in the history of the Brown Breed together and we thanked all those people who made it better. And, being myself moved to tears, I saw that some people, also those who are usually very serious and even hard, were crying during the ceremony. In that moment I knew that passion makes people's eyes misty and that it is the most important ingredient of success. Thank you very much to everyone." ALL BREEDS CHAMPION COW - BRISBANE ROYAL SHOW 2008 - "MOUNTAIN VIEW IMPACT 2" CONGRATULATIONS RADEL FAMILY

" In that moment I knew that

passion makes people's eyes misty and that it is the most important ingredient of success"

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ROYAL NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW BRISBANE 2008 - JUDGE MR BRIAN WILSON

Brown Swiss results ­ Brisbane 2008 Heifer 6 to 12 months 1st: Hillside Zaster Mandy Sire: Superbrown Rud Zaster, Dam: Meadow View Vaje Mandy Exhibited by RB Huth 2nd: Hillside Jetway Ladder Sire: Forest Lawn Simon Jetway Dam: Shalom Vaje Ladder Starine Exhibited by RB Huth 3rd: Mountain View Jasmine 10 Sire: Shelbourne Pronto Promethius Dam: Mountain View Jasmine Exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust). Heifer 12 to 18 months 1st: Bryanda Damien Sapphire 2 Sire: Benleigh Jetway Damien Dam: Bryanda Magnific Sapphire Exhibited by DA & CG Vonhoff 2nd: Nethervale Tex Sarajevo Sire: Savage-Leigh Tex Dam: Nethervale Denmark Sarajevo Exhibited by A & C Kath 3rd: Hillside Aurum Tuss Sire: Gord Sim Aurum Dam: Hillside Dylan Tuss Exhibited by RB Huth Heifer 18 months to 2 years 1st: Tannic Lucinda Sire: R Hart CM Complete Dam: Hillside Deumila Jay Exhibited by BW & TM Embrey 2nd: Mountain View Jasmine 9 Sire: Hillside Jetway Marty, Dam: Mountain View Jasmine 2 Exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust 3rd: Hillside Jackpot Jaye Sire: Superbrown Jackpot Dam: Hillside Swanky Jo Exhibited by RB Huth JUVENILE CHAMPION: Bryanda Damien Sapphire 2 ­ exhibited by DA and CG Vonhoff RESERVE: Tannic Lucinda ­ exhibited by BW and TM Embrey HONOURABLE MENTION: Hillside Zaster Mandy ­ exhibited by RB Huth.

Candid photography Shirley Huth Professional photography fauvic Photography with Thanks from the Editor

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Cow or Heifer 2 to 3 years, dry 1st: Hillside Jolt Sarajevo Sire: Hilltop Acres T Jolt Dam: Hillside Primetime SaraMarie Exhibited by RB Huth Heifer under 2.5 years in milk 1st: Nethervale Maifuerst Brook Sire: Maifuerst Dam: Nethervale Collection Brooke Exhibited by A&C Kath 2nd: Mountain View Miranda 2 Sire: Top Acres PT Dalton Dam: Mountain View Miranda Exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust Cow 2 ½ to 3 years in milk 1st: Hillside Event Sam Sire: Event Dam: Shalom Magnific Dam Exhibited by RB Huth 2nd: Mountain View Sasha 3 Sire: Elm Park Jupiters Edge Dam: Sherbrooke Conductor Sasha Exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust JUNIOR CHAMPION: Hillside Event Sam ­ exhibited by RB Huth RESERVE: Nethervale Maifuerst Brook ­ exhibited by A and C Kath HONOURABLE MENTION: Mountain View Sasha 3 ­ exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust Cow 3 years and over dry 1st: Benleigh Julio Olly Sire: RNR Monopoly Julio Dam: Mountain View Magnific Olly Exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust Cow 3 to 4 years in milk 1st: Mountain View Jasmine 5 Sire: R Hart Cartoon Dam: Mountain View Jasmine 2 Exhibited by SJ and MIJ Cochrane and sons Cow 4 to 5 years in milk 1st: Mountain View Impact 2 Sire: Emerito Dam: Mountain View IMpact Exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust

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2nd: Hillside Valiant Rosina Sire: Genesis Denmark Valiant Dam: Hillside Lovepat Rose Exhibited by SJ and MIJ Cochrane and sons 3rd: Hillside Olly Holly Sire: Brook-View Ensign Olly Dam: Ivanhoe Holly Kam Emory Exhibited by SJ and MIJ Cochrane and sons Cow 5 to 7 years in milk 1st: Hillside Gasper Fern Sire: Tom Titan Gasper Dam: Yarraleigh Fergie Exhibited by A&C Kath 2nd: Mountain View Kate 2 Sire: R Hart TC Denmark Dam: Mountain View Aytola Kate Exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust Cow 7 years or over in milk 1st: Hillside Collection Alicia Sire: R Hart BC Collection Dam: Hillside Jemstone Alicia Exhibited by RB Huth 2nd: Hillside Emory Candice Sire: Victory Acres Jubilation Emory Dam: Hillside Admiration Crystal Exhibited by RB Huth 3rd: Hillside Starine Jolene Sire: VB Pret Starine Dam: Hillside Emory Jolene Exhibited by RB Huth Group of Three females 1st: SJ and MIJ Cochrane and sons 2nd: Radel Discretionary Trust 3rd: RB Huth Maternally Related Group 1st: Radel Discretionary Trust 2nd: RB Huth 3rd: RB Huth Sire's Progeny 1st: RB Huth ­ Gord Sim Aurum Best Udder and Attachment 1st: Mountain View Impact 2 Sire: Emerito Dam: Mountain View Impact Exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust

2nd: Hillside Valiant Rosina Sire: Genesis Denmark Valiant Dam: Hillside Lovepat Rose Exhibited by SJ and MIJ Cochrane and sons 3rd: Mountain View Kate 2 Sire: R Hart TC Denmark Dam: Mountain View Aytola Kate Exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust CHAMPION COW: Mountain View Impact 2 exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust RESERVE: Hillside Valiant Rosina exhibited by SJ and MIJ Cochrane and sons HONOURABLE MENTION: Mountain View Jasmine 5th exhibited by SJ and MIJ Cochrane and sons Interbreed Awards Supreme Interbreed Champion Cow - Mountain View Impact 2 exhibited by Radel Discretionary Trust Reserve All Breeds Type & Production and Reserve All Breeds Lactation Yield ­ Hillside Gasper Fern S4 9,375L 3.3% 307kg P 3.8% 358 kg F 305 D ­ exhibited by A and C Kath Reserve All Breeds Pen of Two Cows fat plus Protein ­ Hillside Emory Candice and Hillside Dylan Tuss 620kg and 616kg fat plus protein respectively ­ exhibited by RB Huth Intermediate Champion Hillside Event Sam Bred & owned by Rod Huth

Juvenile Champion Bryanda Damien Sapphire 2 Bred & Owned by DA & CG Vonhoff

Senior Champion & Supreme All Breeds Champion Mountain View Impact 2 Bred & Owned by The Radel Disccretionary Trust

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BRYANDA BROWN SWISS

BRYANDA DAMIEN SAPPHIRE 2ND

JUVENILE CHAMPION RNA 2008 JUVENILE CHAMPION DAIRY SPECTACULAR BANGALOW 2008 HONOURABLE MENTION GYMPIE SHOW 2008 SIRED BY BENLEIGH JETWAY DAMIEN PATERNAL GRAND DAM BENLEIGH TOP DONNA

We have: - heifers for sale due to calve November and December 2008 Heifers sired by "Benleigh Jetway Damien"

DAVID and CHERYL VONHOff AND fAMILY MS 444 JONDARYAN QLD 4403 PHONE/fAX 07 4692 7741 email: [email protected]

HILLSIDE BROWN SWISS PRESENTS:(Under new classification system) 1st 2 1/2 - 3 YRS In Milk 1st Junior Udder JUNIOR CHAMPION HEIFER RNA BRISBANE 2008 1st in her CLASS QLD ON FARM CHALLENGE 2008 HILLSIDE AT RNA 2008: HON. MENTION CHAMPION COW - HILLSIDE COLLECTION ALECIA VG89 1st 6-12mths HON. MENTION JUVENILE - HILLSIDE ZASTER MANDY1st 2-3yrs DRY - HILLSIDE JOLT SARAJEVO (SARAJEVO IS fOR SALE - "SWISS SENSATIONS" SALE -TOOWOOMBA 2009) 1st Group 2 cows - Fat + Protein figures - 305 Days RESERVE SUPREME - Group 2 Cows f + P Production - 305 Days SPECIAL THANKS TO fAMILY AND fRIENDS fOR YOUR HELP AT RNA

ROD HUTH 349 MT. KENT BOUNDARY RD, NOBBY 4360 QLD PH : 07 4696 3330 MOBILE: 0427 060 821

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HILLSIDE EVENT SAM CLASSIFIED GP84

Q U E E N S L A N D

HILLSIDE BROWN SWISS

B R A N C H

SHALOM BROWN SWISS MICK & JUDY WILSON

Robbie & Rebecca Radel 8239 Maryborough Rd BIGGENDEN QLD 4621 PHONE: 07 4127 1774 MOBILE: 0416 162 404 email: [email protected]

Call in and see us when you are in the area Breeders of QLD - Visitors always welcome! On Farm Challenge 2008 Placegetters Breeder/Owner Class 1 - 1st Junior Champion Brisbane RNA 08 Shalom Midnight Sensation Holly Queensland On Farm Challenge 2008 Class 2 Class 2 1st Hillside Event Sam 2nd - Shalom Stairway Ladder 2nd Class 3 1st Hillside Jet Holly 5th - Shalom Jetway Beat 2nd Class 4 2nd Hillside Agenda Jolene Class 5 - 4th Class 6 1st Hillside Emory Candice Shalom Emory 120 2nd Hillside Dalton Heidi Class 6 - 5th 4th Hillside Orbit Fan 6th Hillside Jetway Chloe Shalom Denmark ladder ROD HUTH MS 499 HOFFMANS RD 349 Mount Kent Boundary Rd TOOWOOMBA QLD 4352 Nobby QLD 4360 PH: 07 4696 2132 FAX: 07 4696 2153 Ph 07 4696 3330 Fax 07 4696 3363 email: [email protected] EMAIL: [email protected]

COOLIBAH AND KOORINGAL VALLEY

BROWN SWISS

VISITORS WELCOME AT ANYTIME

BRYANDA BROWN SWISS

VISITORS WELCOME AT ANY TIME DAVID, CHERYL AND BELINDA VON HOff MS 444 JONDARYAN QLD 4403 PH: 07 4692 7741 fAX: 07 4692 7741

MELALEUKA BROWN SWISS

VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME Queensland On Farm Challenge 2008 Class 1 2nd Melaleuka 220 Sam Class 2 3rd Melaleuka Collect Jolly Class 3 3rd Melaleuka Pentacle 125 Class 5 1st Rockleigh Daytons Ida Class 5 2nd Melaleuka Prophet Tess Class 6 3rd Melaleuka Prompt Karla Reserve Champion Cow Rockleigh Daytons Ida Honourable Mention Cow Melaleuka Prophet Tess LUKE & MELISSA THOMPSON GOLINSKI LANE TOOGOOLAWAH QLD 4313 PHONE: 07 5423 2104

1st Classification for our Studs 8 VGs 11 GP MS 29 CLIFTON QLD 4361 PHONE: 07 4695 9151 FAX: 07 4695 9151

NADINE FIECHTNER JENNY & KEVIN FIECHTNER

BROWN SWISS BRADLEY BROS

Call Joe & Noelene

Oakleigh Morocco Marquis 11239Litres: 833 f + P Queensland Production Leader 2007

OAKLEIGH

SLATEWOOD BROWN SWISS

including 28 from Shaidmalia the Atherton Tableland QLD and one from Benleigh Hunter Valley NSW THE CLEWS fAMILY 1789 ROSSMOYA ROAD ROSSMOYA CENTRAL QUEENSLAND 4702

BUILDING A fULL BROWN SWISS HERD ON THE TROPIC Of CAPRICORN Recent Additions total 29 Pure Bred Heifers

Current Classification 4 Excellent Cows Ph/fAX 07 34251289 Mobile: 0400642063 1530 Dayboro Road DAYBORO QLD 4521

VISITORS WELCOMED WITH A SMILE!!! PHONE: 07 49343284 - fAX:07 49343253

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5 EASY WAYS TO REGISTER YOUR ANIMALS

BROWN SWISS

AUSTRALIA

We know it is an important part of your business, and but we also know that sometimes it can take a back seat to everything else in your busy day. Here are some easy ways to register your animals. If you would like to try a new method, call us and we can walk you through it. 1. Website: We have made it even easier for you to register over the internet. It is also the cheapest option for registration. Detailed instructions can be found on the site www.holstein.com.au then go to services and registration. This service can be accessed any time of the day or night and when YOU have the time. Within a few days you will your registrations will have been processed and your certificates will be sent out to you in the mail shortly afterwards. 2. Telephonic: We have a great team of registrars in the Holstein office. Julie, June and Lara are able to assist you with your queries and register your animals over the phone. To assist the process, members are reminded to have their herd book numbers and full bull names with you before making the call. Phone the team toll free on 1300 788 188. 3. Paper: Tried and tested but dropping popularity is the paper registrations. All members wanting to do their registrations this way need to fill in all details in the Calf Registrations Books and post back to the Holstein Australia office: Holstein Australia, Registrations Department, PO Box 489, Hawthorn BC, Vic 3122 4. MISTRO/EASY DAIRY computer software: All members can use their MISTRO or EASYDAIRY programs to send animal registration information. The registration process is useful as members will have entered the calf information on the MISTRO/EASY DAIRY program already and it is then a matter of pressing a few buttons and filling in any missing information. It then sends the animal information to us via email. This option is charged at the low web registration price. For help contact your MISTRO/EASY DAIRY providers. 5. Electronic Spreedsheet: Members can enter the calf details into a special excel template (using Microsoft Excel) to register calves. The template is the same as the Calf Registration book, accept entered into the computer rather than paper. When the calf details have been entered save the file onto your computer and email the excel file to Holstein Australia on enquiry@holstein. com.au.

fOR MORE INfORMATION CONTACT Holstein Australia: (03) 9835 7600 or fax: (03) 9835 7699

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BROWN SWISS

AUSTRALIA

24 September 2008 Dear Brown Swiss Member: As notified in the June 2008 Brown Swiss Digest, BSCBA Inc. has engaged the services of Holstein Australia as our registrar and classifier. On behalf of the Board and Staff of Holstein Australia and the National Council of Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders of Australia, Inc, we would like to say how pleased we are to be working together. We look forward to providing Brown Swiss members with the same great service provided to Holstein members and to work together to improve those services going forward. The transition period may take a little while, so please be patient and bear with us. We have had a trial run and so far so good. We have registered about 100 animals and transferred a few more. A joint classification workshop has been run and we have made some slight alterations to suit the Brown Swiss breed. We believe that you will see much improvement in registration services with electronic, online, telephonic and postal registrations. The usual turn around is two business days and members of staff are available to discuss any enquiries that you may have. We have included a description of the various methods of registration, including a spread sheet that you can fill in and email to the office if you do not have access to Easy Dairy or Mistro. Please use these online services as much as possible as it is the quickest way to have your certificates returned to you. As of the date of this letter we are ready to accept registrations in all the ways noted in the attached flier. Transfers will be processed when you send through your signed registration certificate with the buyer's details noted on the back. Classification is well underway in many areas outside of the south-east. Classification will be carried out twice per year, and we urge you to use this very important tool to gain insight into where your breeding is headed. It also provides a benefit to the breed as a whole. We need data on the Brown Swiss Breed in Australia, and without you as breeders using this service, the breed will not get the recognition it deserves. The classification schedule is available on the HA website, www.holstein.com.au. If you are interested in classifying, please let Julie Filippetto in the HA office know so she can make sure you receive a call when the classifiers are coming. You will receive one call from the office, about a month in advance of a tour to check if you want to classify that tour and then a scheduling call about two weeks later to set a firm date. The classifiers should have all your animals on the handheld, but they will need a calving date and a lactation number for all animals. They will print out your reports for you before they leave the property and we would ask you to fill out the evaluation form to help us provide the best service possible. Holstein Australia will invoice you for all the services you use on a monthly basis. HA do not require payment in advance and offer you multiple payment methods, including cheque, credit card, BPay, and direct deposit. However, HA have strict 30-day payment terms for all clients. There will be a GST component to your invoice since Holstein Australia is the service provider in this case and you should be able to claim this expense through your BAS. The fees have been set by the BSCBA, but Holstein Australia will be collecting them on behalf of the National Council. Brown Swiss members will be treated the same as Holstein members. All services available to HA members will be available to you. Together, our two societies will be able to keep making service improvements for the Registered Sector of the Dairy Industry. Please contact any of the undersigned if you have any queries. Regards, Rod Huth National President, BSCSA, Inc. Adrian Dee President, Holstein Australia Susan Brown National Council CEO Matthew R. Shaffer, Ph.D. CEO, Holstein Australia

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BROWN SWISS

AUSTRALIA

SCHEDULE Of fEES fOR BSCBA MEMBERS

a)

REGISTRATION

b) c)

GST incl fees Imported animals and the product of imported embryos, male or female .................................. ....................... $33.00 (If search required) ............................................................................................... .......................... $66.00 Basic Registration ............................................................................................. ............................ $13.20 Rush Delivery - Certificate printed and guaranteed mailed same day ............................................ $11.00 per certificate (additional) - Certificate printed and guaranteed mailed next day ................................................ $4.40 per certificate (additional)

GST INCLUSIVE

a) b) c) d) e) a) b) c) d)

TRANSfERS AND LEASES (per animal or embryo)

All .................................................................................................................. ............................... $13.20 Within Family Transfers (immediate family), per head ........................................ .................................................$4.40 Whole Herd Transfer (walk-in-walk-out) with Cession of Prefix, per head ...................................... .....................$4.40 Large Volume Transfer from a single herd to a single new owner: first 100, per head - fee as for a) above thereafter, per head........................................................................... ....................................... $4.40 Mortgage Processing fee, per head................................................................................... ................................ $4.40 Registration reinstatement plus duplicate Certificate ........................................................ .............................. $22.00 Registration alteration plus reissue Certificate................................................................... ............................... $5.50 Official Three Generation Extended Pedigree.............................................................. ............................... $4.40 Enquiry Service - Listings & Computer Reports (per page) ............................................... ................................ $5.50 - Computer Analyses (per page) ...............................................................................................$11.00 - Progeny listing (per page)....................................................................................................... $2.20 Certificate of Embryo Recovery/Transfer/Freezing (document ABC) ................................... .............................$22.00 Application for Embryo Export/Change of Ownership (document DBC) ................................... .........................$22.00 Blood Typing plus parentage verification...... .........................................................................................$86.90 DNA Typing plus parentage verification (hair root) ...................................................... ........................... $33.00 Classification Farm Visit Fee........................................... .................................................................................$55.00 Classification, per animal - Female/Male ..........................................................................................................$11.00 Checkmate - Setup Fee...... ................................................ .....................................................................$22.00 - Evaluation, per animal......... ............................................. ...................................................$3.30 - Evaluation from classification...... ................................................ .........................................$2.20 - Evaluation rerun...... ............................................... ..............................................................$1.10 Official Three Generation Extended Pedigree ..........................................................................................$3.30 Progeny listing ............................ .....................................................................................................$1.10

REINSTATEMENTS, REISSUES AND REPORTS

a) b) c) d) a) b) c)

ET fEES

fIELD SERVICE fEES

a) b)

WEB SERVICES

ANNUAL ADMINISTRATION fEE PER MEMBER ....................................................... ......................... $38.50

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Elite Young Sires

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Plinio Trine VG89

Grandam of SB Mike

Mazilo Gerda VG89 (EX-MS)

Dam of SB Jemmaz

2 305d 12,246KgM 5.0%F 4,2%P

7 2043d 62,613KgM 4,62%F 3,74%P

Superbrown Mike IT021001490006 Moiado x Dominate x Plinio (W)

Superbrown Jemmaz ET IT021001473720 Jemy x Mazilo (W*) x Westley (M)

Superbrown

The Consortium Superbrown of Bozen and Trient was born in year 1996 as a new brand company in continuation of the historical collaboration between the Provincial Breeders Federation of Trento and the Provincial Brown cows Breeders Federation of Bozen. The two Federation fron the 01-07-1988 esperienced many years of common selection of the Brown Swiss breed adapted to mountain region. Approximately 60,000 cows are living in the 4,000 herds of member breeders and the cows on official milk recording are more than 37,000. During 20 years of activity, the company Superbrown has progeny tested nearly 600 young bulls, assuming a great role on the worldwide Brown Swiss genetics. Less than 10 % of the 600 bulls came from foregein country and the rest are born from Italian cow family. Today an italian genetic evaluation is available for 450 of those bulls. About fifteen of these bulls have italian genetic evaluation on more than 1,000 daughters on record. With the first genetic evaluation 2007, the top bulls for the number of italian daughters in milk production are OSSIDO (4760), AMARANTO (3393), VINZEL (2412), REGAY (2123) e COLOMBO (2100), while are progressively entring in productions the daughters of JACKPOT, MOIADO and ROMBO. Superbrown is taking advantage of the scientific collaboration of professor G. Bittante and his staff at Animal Sciences Department of the Padova University, the SuperBrown selection looking for improvement of: 's yield and milk coagulation ability ritory (solid the dairy cow's fitness traits (BCS, milkability, fertility and longevity).

PROVEN BULLS TESTING AREA

Selecting bull's parents world-wide and thanks to the collaboration with the national and international partner, Superbrown is able to import the most interesting genetics avaliable today to be included in his selection Nucleus Herds (50 herds), from which Superbrown select most of the new young bulls for the progeny test. The results of 15 years of progeny test, on a average number of 27 young bulls were tested every year, are evaluated in a annual gaining trend of +34 points of ITE. Superbrown, happy of his succesfull result, will always be committed to the Brown Swiss breed improvement.

SUPERBROWN SELECTION SCHEME

EMBRYOS

NUCLEUS BULLS

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stilcomp 035.953947

38100 TRENTO (Italy) - Via delle Bettine, 40 - www.superbrown.it Deutsch: Tel. 0039.0471.063800 - Fax 0039.0471.063801 - [email protected] English: Tel. +39 335 274512 - Fax +39 035 4250861 - [email protected]

Consorzio SUPERBROWN di Bolzano e Trento

BOS Trading - 2 / 22 Garden Drive - Tullamarine, Vic. 3043 Phone: 03 9335 3499 - Fax: 03 9335 4199 - Mike Huth 0409 555 042

BELLA BRUNA BROWN SWISS Kit Davidson Stephen Fisicaro Emily Brown

Marita Park Prunki Shannon and Cleigh Maifuerst Sarajevo Call us any Time 0427 858 529 or 0400495069 email: [email protected] or

Please Call in if you are in our area

NOVA BROWN SWISS INTERNATIONAL continuing to develop quality individuals Contact: Max & Robyn Wake 0265721396 email:[email protected] Richard & Susan Brown 0358839470 email:[email protected] Lola M Beck 0246558225 email:[email protected] NOVA Brown Swiss SINGLETON NSW

BROWN SWISS STUD JOHN, ANDREA AND RYAN HENRY

BARMAROTH

INTRODUCE

Drop in anytime for a chat and refreshments

334 Mayfield Road PYREE NSW 2540 Phone/Fax 02 4447 0225 Mobile 0412 596 154 email: [email protected]

FINLEY NSW

BALGARRE BROWN SWISS

551 CANDELO-BEGA RD

KANOONA Via BEGA 2550

if you would like to visit our herd

BROWN SWISS

DAVID & MARSHA SHIBBLE Situated in the Macquarie Valley NSW Visitors always welcome PHONE: 02 6889 5897 Mobile:0249895897 email: [email protected]

COOLTAH

Wayne, Margaret & Ken Osborne

CURRAMORE

BROWN SWISS

Harrisville Nth Curramore Rd

Welcome you to

PLEASE CONTACT PAUL ON :

HOME A/H 7.30PM

Email [email protected]

0409 193 137

Jamberoo NSW Ph: 02 4236 0257 DASH VALLEY

BROWN SWISS

141 OLD PACIFIC HWY COOPERNOOK NSW 2426

02 6493 2626

Developing Brown Swiss "From The Ground Up"

MONTARAE

BROWN SWISS

GREG OSBORNE, LINDA & MONTANA Come and Talk Brown Swiss over a Cuppa and the best home made cakes in town!! Dondingalong Road Dondingalong Via Kempsey NSW Phone - 02

GRASSLANDS

BROWN SWISS NOEL AND JENNIFER VAN RIJTHOVEN

If you are in South Australia around Mt Gambier Be sure to catch up with us and our Brown Swiss we would love to show you around our herd Call us on 08 87266247

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DOUGLAS SCHLENERT PHONE 0428 398 289

PLEASE CALL ANYTIME & TALK BROWN SWISS WITH ME

STRATHLEA BROWN SWISS PRESENTS - OUR FIRST EVER EXCELLENT COW STRATHLEA TRADITION KAARINA (APP 1) EX Grand daughter of our First Ever Brown Swiss Cross Visitors and Enquiries Welcome Laurie, Joy, Wayne and Heather Trewin 144 Williamsons Road DENISON Vic 3858 PHONE: 03 5148 6244 fOGGY MEADOWS BROWN SWISS STUD JULIE & LESS GASS MELROSE ROAD PRINCETOWN VIC 3269 PHONE/fAX:03 5598 8253 LOOK fORWARD TO THE fUTURE- BREEDING WITH LOLITA, EMMA, AND THE ANTIONETTES VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT "fOGGY MEADOWS"

KEARLA

BROWN SWISS

KEVIN & CARLA GASS

870 PRINCETOWN ROAD COORIEMUNGLE VIC 3268 PHONE/ FAX 03 5594 3236 email:[email protected] Call in and Talk Brown Swiss with us anytime

STEWART & JULIE MC LAREN MELROSE RD COORIEMUNGLE VIC 3268

BROWN SWISS STUD

ARTLIE

Progressing with - Sarajevo, Lola, Chloe & Crickette Families Visitors Always Welcome PHONE/FAX 03 5598 7333

MAVERICK BROWN SWISS

September Herd Test Highlights M Aurum Macy - 23 mths - 25.1L @ 3.9% P at 20 days M Complete Madonna ­ 25 mths ­ 28.1L @ 3.5% P at 74 days M Vizer Kerry (GP 83) ­ 39 mths ­ 31.8L@ 3.9% P at 9 days M Bravo Minnie (VG 87) ­ 53 mths ­ 32.4L @ 3.7% P at 95 days 06/07 Herd Average 7605 L 3.3% P 253 Kgs 3.6% F Steve & Jodie Huth 912 Centre Rd Cooriemungle Vic 3268 03 5594 3078

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CLASS 6 - DRY COW BORN BEfORE 01/01/05

2008 QLD BRANCH ON FARM CHALLENGE RESULTS

1st Hillside Emory Candice ­ owned by RB Huth 2nd Hillside Dalton Heidi ­ owned by A & S Ludwig 3rd Melaleuka Prompt Karla ­ owned by L & M Thompson 4th Hillside Orbit Fan ­ owned by S Childs 5th Shalom Denmark Ladder ­ owned by MF & AJ Wilson 6th Hillside Jetway Chloe ­ owned by RB Huth CHAMPION COW Mountain View Impact 2nd ­ owned by Radel Discretionary Trust RESERVE CHAMPION COW Rockleigh Daytons Ida ­ owned by L & M Thompson HONOURABLE MENTION Melaleuka Prophet Tess ­ owned by L & M Thompson ON FARM CHALLENGE REPORT 2008 - MAX WAKE

CLASS 1 - COW IN MILK BORN AfTER 1/1/06 1st Shalom Midnight Sensation Holly ­ owned by MJ & GJ Henry 2nd Melaleuka 220 Sam ­ owned by L & M Thompson 3rd Oakleigh Angel 2nd ­ owned by Bradley Bros 4th Nethervale Prelude Sarajevo ­ owned by A & C Kath 5th Oakleigh Sweet ­ owned by Bradley Bros 6th Benleigh Jolt Donna ­ owned by J Josefski CLASS 2 - COW IN MILK BORN 1/1/05 - 31/12/05 1st Hillside Event Sam ­ owned by RB Huth 2nd Shalom Stairway Ladder ­ owned by MF & AJ Wilson 3rd Melaleuka Collect Jolly ­ owned by L & M Thompson 4th Coolibah J Taffy ­ owned by N Fiechtner 5th Shalom Jetway Beat 2nd ­ owned by MF & AJ Wilson 6th Coolibah V Trinity ­ owned by N Fiechtner CLASS 3 - COW IN MILK BORN 1/1/04 - 31/12/04 1st Hillside Jet Holly ­ owned by A & S Ludwig 2nd Nethervale Polo Sarajevo ­ owned by A & C Kath 3rd Melaleuka Pentacle 125 ­ owned by L & M Thompson 4th 1052 ­ owned by Woodbank Partnership 5th 1076 ­ owned by Woodbank Partnership 6th Oakleigh Heidi ­ owned by Bradley Bros CLASS 4 - COW IN MILK BORN 1/1/02 - 31/12/03 1st Mountain View Impact 2nd ­ owned by Radel Discretionary Trust 2nd Hillside Agenda Jolene ­ owned by J Josefski 3rd Dinah 97 ­ owned by G & K Wenzel 4th Mountain View Kate 2nd ­ owned by Radel Discretionary Trust 5th Oakleigh Bree ­ owned by Bradley Bros 6th Dana 401 ­ owned by G & K Wenzel CLASS 5 - COW IN MILK BORN BEfORE 31/12/01 1st Rockleigh Daytons Ida ­ owned by L & M Thompson 2nd Melaleuka Prophet Tess ­ owned by L & M Thompson 3rd Mt Walker D Pretzel ­ owned by J Josefski 4th Shalom Emory 120 ­ owned by MJ & GJ Henry 5th Coolibah M Tiara ­ owned by N Fiechtner 6th Elavesor Brandon Brandy ­ owned by S Childs

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In September this year I felt it was a greatpriviledge to be asked to judge the Queensland On Farm Challenge. Judged last year by Richard Brown, the competition proved to be a great success with a large number of entries. It also proved to be the same this year with just over 100 entries in six classes. After flying to Rockhampton and judging at the Clews Family Farm at Rossmoya, we started the long trek south inspecting herds at Biggenden, and then on to the Gympie area to inspect a couple of herdsbefore moving on to Dayboro just north of Brisbane to spend the night with Joe and Noelene Bradley. the next 3 days judging were in herds in the south east Queensland areas around Toowoomba and Beaudesert before flying home. During judging I was pleasantly surprised to find some outstanding cows. My Champion Cow is the reigning Supreme Dairy Cow from Brisbane "Mountain View Impact 2". This cow is an outstanding cow that deserved to win. She is owned by the Radel Family. The Reserve Champion Cow was "Rockleigh Ida" owned by Luke & Melissa Thompson. She is a very stylish cow with power & strength while still retaining the dairyness we look for in dairy cows. Honourable Mention Cow also went to the Thompsons with last year's winner "Melaleuka Prophet Tess". This cow is also a very good cow eith a very good udder. Anyone would be proud to own her. Mention needs to be made of a couple to the winners in some of the other classes. In the dry class Rod Huth had an outstanding cow with "Hillside Emory Candice". This cow is eleven years old & still holding together very well. Another notable entry was "Shalom Midnight Sensation Holly" owned by Michael & Glenda Henry who was entered in the entered in the milking heifer class. She has a superb rear udder and is also put together very correctly. There were a number of other very good cows too numerous to mention & it was a credit to the exhibitors to present their cows the way they did. In summing up I was surprised to see the quality of cattle not just

in the winners but down through the placings in the classes. I believe this is a great competition in which exhibitors can show off some of their cattle without going to a show. Congratulations to the Queensland Branch for organising such a great competition. Keep up the good work. Max Wake

KEEP THESE DATES fREE! 25, 26, 27 and 28 MARCH 2009

THE QUEENSLAND BRANCH Of BSCBA INC. IS HOLDING A VERY SPECIAL DIRECTLY fOLLOWING THE ROYAL TOOWOOMBA SHOW 2009. THE SHOW WILL BE JUDGED BY DAVID KENDALL U.S. EXECUTIVE SECRETARY Of BSCBA USA. THERE WILL BE EMBRYO PACKAGES AS WELL AS TOP QUALITY CATTLE ON SALE NATIONAL COUNCIL WILL HOLD THEIR AGM AND CONfERENCE WITH GUEST SPEAKERS DAVID KENDALL AND MAT SHAffER - EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND THIS VERY SPECAIL CONfERENCE. fOR fURTHER INfORMATION PLEASE CONTACT QUEENSLAND COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

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"SWISS SENSATIONS" SALE

Mountain View Kate 2nd

INSIDE FRONT

18 13 & 14 14 19 19 19 20 19 13 & 14 20

INSIDE BACK

ABS ARTLIE BARMAROTH BELLA BRUNA BENLEIGH BOS TRADING BRYANDA COOLIBAH COOLTAH CURRAMORE DASH VALLEY GRASSLANDS HILLSIDE KEARLA LINDERLAN MAVERICK MELALEUKA MONTARAE

ISSUE NUMBER 67 CONTENTS

3 4 5 Committees CEO Report Finley Show Pictorial Tribute Lee 6 ABS Press RElease CV for Dan Gilbert (IDW Judge) National President's Report 8 The Strapper Writes RASV 2008 - Pics Perth Royal - Photo CH Cow 9 Enrico Santus - Extract Photo of All Breeds Ch RNA 10 RNA Queensland 08 Results 11 & 12 As Above 15 Joint Letter to Members HA, BSCBA 16 How to Register 17 Schedule of Fees 21 QLD On Farm Challenge 22 SWISS SENSATIONS SALE 22 Photographic Competition 22 Advertisers Index 22 Contents 22 More RNA Photos 22 Our Cover

FOGGY MEADOWS

Mountain View Jasmine 5th

20 14 19 14 19 14

INSIDE BACK BACK COVER

MOUNTAIN VIEW

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INSIDE BACK

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NOVA OAKLEIGH RAVENSWOOD SEMEX SLATEWOOD SHALOM SHERBROOKE STRATHLEA

Hillside Valiant Rosina

OUR COVER: PROUD MOMENT FOR ROBBIE RADEL WITH HIS SUPREME CHAMPION ALL BREEDS COW

IMPORTANT NOTICE - PHOTO COMPETITION TIME TO START SENDING IN ALL THOSE PHOTOGRAPHS - DON'T YOU JUS LUVEM: DOWN ON THE FARM AND THE SWISS BELLES OF AUSTRALIA ENTRIES TO EMILY BROWN (NSW DELEGATE) PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION CO-ORDINATOR CONTACT EMILY ON 0427858529 OR 0358826233 EMAIL EMILY AT [email protected]

The Australian Brown Swiss Digest is the official publication of the BrownSwiss Cattle Breeders of Australia. Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders of Australia are the official Australian representatives of the World Governing Body for Brown Swiss. The Australian Brown Swiss Digest is produced quarterly, and is sent to all members of the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders of Australia and interested persons. The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders of Australia would like to thank all overseas publications for their assistance in providing the overseas news and to the various contributors who provide material to make this Digest possible. Opinions and views expressed within this Digest are not necessarily those of the BSCBA. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein the National Council of Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders of Australia or its staff accept no responsibility for any content. THE EDITOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REfUSE COPY. 22

Linderlan Impact Sigrid 3E Ex92 flushed to Agio & Agenda

Intermediate Ch IDW 2001

Honourable Mention Ch IDW 2006

Senior Ch & Supreme Exhibit IDW 2008

"ELLIE" "ELLE"

EMBRYO PACKAGE to sell SWISS SENSATIONS SALE TOOWOOMBA 2009 Her Daughter Linderlan Dynasty Elle - calved at 2yrs currently producing 30Litres per day Elle is back in calf to POWERSURGE due May 2009

fLUSHED TO VIGOR, DYNASTY AND SHORTLY TO ZASTER

Yarraleigh Ellie VG86 Production record Milk 13,073 Litres

SWISS GENETICS

BSAGIO

Agio Ontario

Ace x Emerald

Sires Dairyness, Body Depth and Very Functional Udders

· Out of One of the Best Swiss Cow Families · A Different Pedigree with Ace, Emerald & Jargon · Combines High Production with Good Components

Agio Arielle

PO Box 509, Melton Vic. 3337 Office & Warehouse 10 - 12 Coburns Rd Tel 03 9743 0344 Fax 03 9743 0355 Email: [email protected] Website: www.semex.com.au

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