New Zealand Elite Female Awards

New Zealand Elite Female Awards

New Zealand Elite Female Awards

In 2012 New Zealand Elite Female Awards were introduced for high performing females of the breed.

The criteria for Proven Focus Cows and Prospect Focus Cows are as follows:

Proven Focus Cow

  • The cow must be currently active and owned by a current member of ALBS
  • The cow must have produced a minimum of 5 natural calves before she turned 7 years of age.
  • The cow must have an average calving interval of less than 400 days
  • The cow must have a milk EBV in the top 30% of the breed
  • The cow must have a 200 Day Weight EBV in the top 30% of the breed
  • The cow must have a docility EBV above the current breed average
  • The cow must be (PN) Protoporphyria Free Tested or (PF) Protoporphyria Free by Pedigree.

 

Prospect Focus Cow

  • The cow must be currently active and owned by a current member of ALBS
  • The cow must have produced a minimum of 3 natural calves before she turned 5 years of age
  • The cow must have a milk EBV in the top 30% of the breed
  • The cow must have a 200Day Weight EBV in the top 30% of the breed
  • The cow must have a docility EBV above the current breed average
  • The cow must have an average calving interval of less than 400 days.
  • The cow must be (PN) Protoporphyria Free Tested or (PF) Protoporphyria Free by Pedigree.

 

How do you as a breeder increase the chances of one of your cows meeting the criteria for Proven and Focus dams?

  • Make sure your cows have their first calf before they are three years of age
  • Record all calves with the Breed Society
  • Performance record the progeny of the cows in BREEDPLAN and especially make sure that 200 Day weights and docility scores are submitted on the calves.

 

New Zealand Award Winners:

2018

Proven

  • Piwakawaka Fern

Prospect

  • Snake Gully Happy
  • Mangatara Halle
  • Mangatara Henrietta

2017

Proven

  • Snake Gully Frolic

Prospect

  • Piwakawaka Fern
  • Piwakawaka Erin
  • Phoenix First Lady
  • Phoenix French Vanilla

2016

Proven

  • Glencairn 04 41

Prospect

  • Phoenix First Lady
  • Phoenix French Vanilla
  • Piwakawaka Fern

2015

Proven

  • Ben More Bernice
  • Snake Gully Arlene

Prospect                                              

  • Caberfeidh Dannae
  • Snake Gully Frolic

2014

Proven

  • Glencairn 04 41
  • Snake Gully Annabel
  • Snake Gully Zaprise
  • Snake Gully Arlene

Prospect

  • Ben More Bernice
  • Glencairn 05 504

2013

Proven

  • Glencairn 04 41
  • Snake Gully Annabel
  • Snake Gully Zaprise
  • Snake Gully Arlene

Prospect

  • Ben More Bernice
  • Glencairn 05 504

2012

Proven

  • Ben More Tessa FT20
  • Snake Gully Y.W.C.A.

Prospect

  • Ben More Amiee
  • Glencairn 05 543
  • Snake Gully Akita
  • Snake Gully Casual

Snake Gully Arlene

Piwakawaka Erin