Success a family affair for Broselinda
For Broselinda Park co-principals Wayne and Belinda Owston, winning this year’s Supreme Senior Champion All-Breeds Dairy sash at the Perth Royal Show was another family success.
With eight-year-old daughter Bridgette helping lead some of the family’s entrants, the Serpentine-based stud owners snared multiple sashes in the dairy cattle judging, including the major prize.
Judge Lyndon Cleggett, of Brookleigh Stud at Glencoe in South Australia, gave an upbeat appraisal of the Owston family’s overall supreme winning entrant — Donnybrook Kinsman Asiago.
Mr Cleggett, who was overseeing a Perth Royal Show dairy cattle event for the first time, awarded Donnybrook Kinsman Asiago the Guernsey Senior Champion Cow title during class judging on October 4.
After announcing the Broselinda Park-bred four-year-old as the supreme victor, Mr Cleggett said the Guernsey cow was an “eye-catching” beast.
“She is a tremendous bodied cow, who has a great width of chest, power through her head, a good open muzzle and a great length of body,” he said.
“She carries herself on a great set of feet and legs, too — she is definitely a very eye-catching cow.”
Among the Owstons’ collection of winning entrants was prized Jersey cow, Broselinda Park Jellybaby, the winner of this year’s Supreme Intermediate Champion All-Breeds Dairy Female sash.
Broselinda Park Jellybaby was led by Bridgette during class judging, alongside family friend and Fremantle Dockers youngster Mitch Crowden, who was raised on a dairy farm in South Australia.
Mr Owston said winning the overall supreme title, as well as sashes during the Holstein category and Jersey judging, was a pleasing result.
“It really means a lot, especially with our daughter, Bridgette, out here leading,” he said.
“Bridgette is on the autism spectrum, so to have her here with young cow Jellybaby, who has backed up her Interbreed Junior Champion win from last year, is great — she is a hell of cow.
“It is a very good day and to see the kids from the Harvey Ag school, as well as the guys from Ravenhill to come up from Albany, really means a lot for the dairy industry.”
WA College of Agriculture-Harvey Year 11 student Lydia Angi, 16, won the Supreme Junior Champion All-Breeds Dairy Female sash with entrant Logue 1809.
During the class judging, Lydia’s father Tony Angi, a long-time dairy farmer at Yarloop, presented Logue 1809 with a sash after it was deemed the Holstein heifer between 10-15 months class winner by Mr Cleggett.
The Owston family’s Guernsey heifer Mainvu Garrett Clarabelle was awarded the Reserve Supreme Junior Champion All-Breeds Dairy Female.
Holstein cow Broselinda Park Monterey Auromie, another Owston entrant, claimed the Reserve Supreme Intermediate Champion All-Breeds Dairy Female sash behind the family’s Jersey cow Jellybaby.
Murdoch University student Lauren Smith accepted the Illawarra Junior Champion Female sash on behalf of owner Kim Thomas for winning entrant Ki-Orey Sarah.
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