International Dairy Week 2020 was a week of highs for Vala Holsteins.
Taking a team of 8 heifers we came away with 7 placings in the top 10.
This year the ABS sponsored Youth Show saw a very strong competition with over 140 head entered. Within this competition Vala entered 4 heifers with Vala Alltheway Berneice-ET led by Tyler Gordon placing 4th & Vala Diamondback Carmel-ET led by Darby McClaren placing 7th in Class 10 Heifer born 1/7/18 to 31-12-18 Junior Leader.
Vala Alltheway Berneice-ET led by Tyler Gordon
Dustin Varcoe with Vala Polar Missy 239-ET and Tammy Stone with Vala Jacoby Evett-ET did a fantastic job leading their heifers to place just outside of ribbon contention in their respective classes.
Vala Polar Missy 239-ET led by Dustin Varcoe Class 10 Jnr Leader Yth show
Vala Jacoby Evett-ET led by Tammy Stone Snr Leader Class 9 Yth Show
IDW 2020 of the National Holstein Show
Class 6 Heifer born 1/7/18 to 30/9/18 Sponsored by Maxcare
Saw Vala Holsteins place with all 3 entries
4th– Vala Alltheway Bertene-ET
6th- Vala Polar Lavsue -ET
2nd R&W of the class Vala Yoda Loto-Imp-ET-Red
Vala Polar Lavsue-ET
Class 7 Heifer born 1/4/18 to 30/6/18 Sponsored by International Protein Sires
Saw Vala place with both entries;
1st - Vala McCutchen Alina -Imp-ET
4th – Vala Lenux Angel -ET
Alina returned to perform better this year after placing 2nd in her class last year behind another Vala bred heifer ‘Vala Crush Hailee-ET’
Vala McCutchen Alina-Imp-ET winning her class
2 heifers entered in the WWS Evolution Sale sold well with
Lot 17. Vala Suits Ladylynn-ET-PC (g) Selling for $3100 to AJ & CL Coombes
Lot 26. Vala Bouyancy Chandi-ET-PF (g) Selling for $5000 to KD Jackson
We wish the buyers all the success with these girls.
Amongst all the cattle preparations we welcomed some guests for a tour of ‘Binda Vale’ the home of Vala Holsteins.
ABS’s Marcus Rees and Bill Morgan introduced;
Tony, Chontelle & Isabella Angi
from ‘Angelis Holsteins’ Yarloop WA along with
Michael Roses from ‘Farmwest’ WA
Andrew Pennefather introduced Naoto Takahashi, a Dairy consultant from Japan (second from the right), along with Fumihiko Yamamoto from Nosawa Aust (right), and Shoji Fukuda of Nosawa & Co Ltd Japan (missing from picture).
Seen below inspecting Vala’s donor heifers with Saurabh Srivastava, Breeding Manager and Angela Varcoe Marketing and Livestock Manager from Vala Holsteins.
Jamie Wood from ‘Hay’s Genetics International’ with Steven Varcoe -Vala Holsteins Livestock & Marketing Manager enjoyed a tour and catch up after Judging was completed.
The team at Vala were extremely happy with the results achieved this year and are looking forward to now preparing for the upcoming sale in April where DLS will auction off In-calf heifers and working age bulls.
We are extremely grateful to all our staff, helpers and supporters. We couldn’t have done it without their dedication and hard work.
Be sure to keep your eye out for our next update!