Competition

The 2019 Championship will be held during two days.  
The first day will be devoted to the Red Holsteins and the second to the Holsteins.

Participating countries

15 participating countries including with 190 cows

Country

Holstein Cows

Red Holstein Cows

  Austria
  Belgium
  Czech Republic
Denmark
  France
  Germany
Ireland
  Italy
  Luxembourg
  The Netherlands
Portugal  
  Spain  
  Slovenia  
  Switzerland
  United Kingdom

Red Holstein

Schedule

Friday, 12 april 2019
15:00 - 18:00 - Red Holstein competition, individuals and by country

Judge

The Competition will be judged by Markus Gerber (Switzerland), Attilio Tocchi (Italy) as Reserve Judge.

Markus Gerber (Switzerland) 
Presentation

Markus is 46 years old and married with Regula. They have three children: Léonie, Annick and Thibaut. Markus completed an agricultural education with a bachelor’s degree and trains apprentices. In 2018 he creates an association with another farmer and they build a new barn. They manage a dairy farm with 140 Holstein and Red Holstein animals in the mountain area of the Jura. The milk of the 65 cows is made into a special cheese, the "Tête-de-Moine".

Markus is the President of the greatest Swiss Cattle Breeding Federation, "swissherdbook". He is a member of the EHRC working group for the Harmonisation of European Judging.

Judging Career

Nationally: National Red Holstein Expo in Bulle; SWISS EXPO in Lausanne; Swiss Red Night in Bern and different regionals Shows

Internationally: DHV-Show Oldenburg, Germany; NRM and the HHH in the Netherlands; Dairy Grand Prix in Austria; National Holstein Show in Hungary Regional Shows in France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium, Luxemburg, Austria, Portugal and Spain.

Languages spoken

French, German, English

Attilio Tocchi (Italy)
Presentation

Attilio has always lived on his farm (TOC FARM), except in 1994 when he had 3 months experience at the Quality Farm, Canada. During his life, he has travelled around the World and especially in North America, visiting farms and Holstein Shows. Attilio has managed the farm for 25 years and bred cows like ‘Toc Farm Allen Amyly’, twice National Champion and one time World Champion, Toc Farm Pagewire Pamy, European 3-year old Champion, and bulls; Toc Farm Goldsun , Goldfish, Gabino (in Germany), Glauco and more recently genomic bulls like Fitz, Fontaine and Maximilian.

Judging Career

Nationally: Since 2007 Attilio judged National Show, interregional, regional, interprovincial and provincial shows.

Internationally: in Spain and September 2011 12th Feria Regional Argentina, 2015 June Regional Show dell’ Asturia Gijon, Spain.

Languages spoken

Italian and English

Champions – EHRC COLMAR 2016

European Grand Champion Red Holstein

Suard-Red Jordan IRENE (Ja-Bob JORDAN x Stookey Elm Park SAYSO) Owner : Schrago Frères, 1749 Middes (CH)

European Reserve Grand Champion Red Holstein

Bopi Talent LOTANIE (Ladino Park TALENT RC x Sir Ridgedal RUSTLER) Owner : Pierre Oberson & Nicolas Savary, 1625 Maules (CH)

Holstein

Schedule

Saturday, 13 april 2019
12:00 - 18:00  Holstein competition, individuals and by country

Judge

The Competition will be judged by Mark Nutford (United Kingdom), Attilio Tocchi (Italy) as Reserve Judge. 

Mark Nutsford (United Kingdom)
Presentation

Mark owns and helps to run Celltech Embryo Transfer, Kingstreet Sires, and Riverdane Holsteins with his wife Susan.

He was born 22nd May 1963 and is a trustee of Holstein UK. He is a keen showman and his UK show winnings include the National twice, the Royal Show,

All Breeds Calf Show twice and bred three, AgriScot four times, U.K. Dairy expo, UK Livestock event, Cheshire show five times, Western show three times, Northern Expo twice Nantwich three times

International shows include European 4yr class Fribourg.

Mark has had 54 all Britain Competition nominations, three 97 point cows and has 30 maximum scored cows including 13 VG89 two year olds.

Judging Career

Nationally: Northern Ireland National , UK National Holstein Show 2008, UK Calf Show 2012, 20 major shows in the UK, 2016: Border and Lakeland calf Show, UK.

Internationally: Southern Ireland Baileys, National at Millstreet, Tullermore, South Africa Cape dairy experience, Spain Asturias, Sweden National calf show, Elmia lantbruk Holland, HHH(R&w), HHH(calves), Zwoller veekeuring , Germany, Canadian judging school twice.

2016: Cantabria, Spain. South of Sweden;
2017: Master judge at European judging school
Finland national show

Languages spoken

English

Attilio Tocchi (Italy)
Presentation

Attilio has always lived on his farm (TOC FARM), except in 1994 when he had 3 months experience at the Quality Farm, Canada. During his life, he has travelled around the World and especially in North America, visiting farms and Holstein Shows. Attilio has managed the farm for 25 years and bred cows like ‘Toc Farm Allen Amyly’, twice National Champion and one time World Champion, Toc Farm Pagewire Pamy, European 3-year old Champion, and bulls; Toc Farm Goldsun , Goldfish, Gabino (in Germany), Glauco and more recently genomic bulls like Fitz, Fontaine and Maximilian.

Judging Career

Nationally: Since 2007 Attilio judged National Show, interregional, regional, interprovincial and provincial shows.

Internationally: in Spain and September 2011 12th Feria Regional Argentina, 2015 June Regional Show dell’ Asturia Gijon, Spain.

Languages spoken

French, German, English

Champions – EHRC COLMAR 2016

European Grand Champion Holstein

GALYS-VRAY (Maple-Downs-I G W ATWOOD x Erbacres DAMION)
Owner :  Junker, Staub & AL.BE.RO, 3305 Iffwil (CH)

European Reserve Grand Champion Holstein

ASHLYNVRAY GOLDWYN (Braedale GOLDWYN x Comestar LHEROS)
PONDEROSA HOLSTEINS & AL.BE.RO, HOSTALETS DE TOST – LLEIDA (ES)