It was a big day for young cow Paringa Fever Opa at not only her first ever International Dairy Week, but her first ever show.
The three-year-old cow, owned by Pam Malcolm of Invergordon, took out the champion best udder in the Holstein section, the IDW grand champion Holstein and intermediate champion in the interbreed class.
Paringa Fever Opa was Mrs Malcolm’s only entry at IDW 2016 and has set a record as the first intermediate to win grand champion in the Holstein exhibit.
Mrs Malcolm was thrilled with the success and was especially grateful to Erin Ferguson and Andrew Cullen for preparing the cow for the show.
‘‘They created one of the best days of my life, they did — it was a very special day for me,’’ Mrs Malcolm said.
After her first show Paringa Fever Opa already has an impressive resume, winning two other competitions including the Three Years In-Milk, which Mrs Malcolm described as a strong class, and the Intermediate Champion Holstein.