Dean and Dianna Malcolm of Zeerust are no strangers to International Dairy Week, and their success has continued at the 2016 competition.
The Malcolms, who own and operate Bluechip Genetics, took out the titles of Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor, and their cow Windy Vale Contender Rose took out Senior Champion Holstein.
The Malcolms bought a share in Windy Vale Contender Rose last year from the Windy Vale Holstein Stud and have been developing her for 15 months.
The wins now mean the Malcolms have won Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor six times during the past seven years at IDW.
Mrs Malcolm said she was both pleased and relieved with the results.
‘‘We’ve put a lot of work in and we’re just really glad to see our cows coming out looking good,’’ Mrs Malcolm said.
Windy Vale Contender Rose is owned in partnership with Frank and Diane Borba, and Windy Vale Holsteins.
At her first IDW last year, Windy Vale Contender Rose placed second in the four-year-old Holstein class.
The Malcolms’ 2016 IDW string included 24 Holsteins and one Jersey and an international team of about 15 helpers.