Awards

Master Breeder

Lyndon & Joyce Cleggett, Brookleigh Guernseys (1981 - 2000)

Inaugural Guernsey Master Breeder Award - presented in 2019

The Master Breeder Award is our most prestigious award and showcases dedication to the Guernsey Breed. Application forms are available from the Federal Secretary. The requirements to apply for master breeder include:

 

  • Must have been a member of the Guernsey Cattle Society of Australia and an active breeder for a continuous period of at least 20 years
  • Must be capable of demonstrating the accuracy and detail of their breeding records
  • Must stipulate the period of 20 years continuous membership commencing no earlier than 12 years of age, during which all animals registered under the herd prefix shall be considered in the calculations for the award
  • No recognition will be given to an expelled or suspended member or to a person whose membership of the GCSA has at any time been cancelled or suspended on disciplinary grounds
  • The award is based on points achieved for superior animals bred by an eligible breeder and born within the stipulated 20 year period
  • Requires a minimum of 200 registered females born within the 20 year period with a minimum of 8 registered females born per year
  • Points are calculated based on type classification, star brood cows, STP awards, production awards, lifetime production and bull classification if applicable. The minimum points requirement to achieve Master Breeder is to be equivalent or greater than the number of registered females within the 20 year period to a maximum of 1200 points. (i.e. if 200 animals are registered over 20 years the minimum point requirement is 200, if 400 animals then the minimum point requirement is 400, if 1500 animals then minimum point requirement is 1200). 

Jack Dawson Production Award

The Jack Dawson production award is given to the herd with the highest production based on solids produced. Scores are calculated by multiplying the butterfat in kgs by 6 and protein in kgs by 7 from the previous years completed 305 day herd test lactation report. The winner receives $300 with the award presented at the Federal AGM 

  • Herd must have completed a minimum of 5 herd tests in 305 day lactation. Proof of herd tests is required
  • For a previous winner to win in a consecutive year they must have had an individual improvement in overall herd production of at least 5%
  • The award is available for entry from full Guernsey herds or the full portion of Guernseys within a herd. Only registered or appendix Guernseys are eligible to be included
  • Entries should be sent to Sarah Powles, 1235 McKenzie Rd, Lancaster VIC 3620     Ph: 0417 383 238

Previous Winners

2019

Michael & Julie Moore, Meadow Vale Guernseys, NSW

2018

Colin Gilbert, Gilbert Guernseys, WA

2017

Michael & Julie Moore, Meadow Vale Guernseys, NSW

Edward Troutbeck presenting the inaugural Jack Dawson Award to Michael and Julie Moore, Meadow Vale Guernseys
Edward Troutbeck presenting the inaugural Jack Dawson Award to Michael and Julie Moore, Meadow Vale Guernseys

Honour Roll

The Guernsey Cattle Society of Australia has an honour roll for the top animals for production across each age group. The honour roll lists the top 10 animals for each of litres produced, kilograms of fat and kilograms of protein. 

If you have an animal that should be on the honour roll then please contact the Federal Secretary.

Star Brood Cow

Refer to details under the Type & Genetic Progress Committee

Superior type & performance

Refer to details under the Type & Genetic Progress Committee

Walk of Fame

The Guernsey Walk of Fame recognises Guernsey enthusiasts who have gone out of their way to encourage, promote and foster the Guernsey breed. They are people who have been associated with Guernseys over a long period of time and who are unlikely to be recognised or qualify for state or federal life membership. They are most often the people who are behind the scenes but the some of the most valuable of our community.  

Recipients

2009

Lynnette Falkenhagen & Ern Brown

2010

Geoff Green

2011

Laurel Kellett

2013

Rodney Hopson

2014

Lorraine Dumesny

2015

Leonie (Tups) Maher

2016

Alan Chesworth

2017

Les Stephenson

2018

Brian Russell