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European Championship Show 2016
DATE: June 17-19th, 2016
LOCATION: Colmar, France





All-European Championship 2016: a resounding success!

During the 3 days of exhibition, the European Championship 2016 welcomed 25,262 visitors from all over Europe and North America, coming to support the 17 countries represented by their best Holstein and Red Holstein cows.

A spectacular ring, and a well thought agricultural fair

Host a show in a place designed for night use, the bet was not won in advance. And if the 181 cows have been marching in this open-air theater on Friday and Saturday, several days of work were necessary to transform this place into one of the most beautiful rings in Europe.

This jewel of unusual dimensions has been worked in order to recognize the outstanding expertise of nations in competition; judged by Markus MOCK (DE) for Holstein and Jaume Serrabassa VILA (ES) for Red Holstein.

The 49 Red Holstein and 132 Holstein cows were distributed in the halls of Colmar’s Exhibition Centre. This well thought distribution of the 133 commercial exhibitors, where men, cows and stands cohabited creates a pleasant atmosphere. Cows were completed by elegant heifers, selected by the French companies to organize the Showmanship, the 42 lots for sale, restaurants, etc.

Keystone of this success: human collaboration. Teams of Club Holstein 68, Eurogénétique, Prim’Holstein France, volunteers from Alsace, exhibition park of Colmar, city of Colmar, Alsace, Region Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine,  Aquatic Show International company (water fountains) and Weber Video, have all worked in the same direction to provide the best show conditions to European breeders.

3 countries gain international recognition: Ireland, Switzerland and France

Let’s start with Ireland, since the remarkable work of Paul MURPHY (Junior) and Thomas NEVILLE (Senior), each winning their category during the Showmanship, allowed it to be sacred as Best country in the Young Holstein Breeders Showmanship.

Switzerland then which realizes an excellent performance on Friday in Red Holstein. The Red-Suard Jordan IRENE (Ja-Bob JORDAN x Stookey Elm Park Sayso) property of Schrago Brothers, won the Senior Championship and the title of Grand Champion Red Holstein. The Helvetic country renews its 2013 performance by winning the Red Holstein country group price ahead of France and Italy tied. The next day, Saturday, June 18, Switzerland also confirmed its high genetic level in Holstein with GALYS-VRAY (Maple-Downs-I GW ATWOOD x Erbacres DAMION) – Junker, Staub & AL.BE.RO and CPP PANDORA Aftershock (Ms Sht Atlees AFTERSHOCK x SEAVER REW) – Comex Currat-Papal-Piller. They also win the most number of sections on both competition days.

Finally, France can be proud of the quality of its Holstein and Red Holstein breeding. In Red Holstein, she won the Junior Championship with Du Louvion HAWAI (Tiger-Lily LADD P x Riverdane RED RED AND ADVENTURE) owned by EARL Lepoint (59). Then on Saturday in Holstein, the Intermediate championship is won brilliantly by HELINE (Domicole Chelios x UMANOIR) – Mr. Patrick Rabin & AL.BE.RO (56). Note that the Grand Champion and Reserve of this show were also born in France, in the same farm: GAEC Vray Holstein (44). A great reward for Mr. and Mrs. BICHON which have been applaud by the 7 500 spectators. Finally, thanks to the excellent overall level of animals and homogeneity of its country group, France won the title of European Champion 2016 in Holstein.

Next edition in 2019 in Libramont (Belgium)

A few minutes before the coronation of France, Saturday, June 18, the relay of the European Confrontation was given to Belgium. The co-directors of the European Championship 2016 Thomas PRINZ and Bruno BECHET handed the flag of the EHRC (symbol of the event) to Patrick MAYERES (director of the association of Belgian breeding – AWE) and Natacha PERAT (Director of the Libramont Fair). The next edition will therefore be held on 12 and 13 April 2019, in Belgium, as part of the Libramont Fair.

Special thanks to…

The entire organizing committee wishes to thank all those who have committed to him to organize this event, as well as all countries, judges, breeders and enthusiasts who worked to make this event a success resounding for the Holstein and Red Holstein.

Special thanks to our main sponsors and financial partners: the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, Credit Agricole, Alfalor, Boumatic, Beiser environment, Prim’Holstein France and Elitest.

Congratulations to all European breeders for this wonderful promotion of the Holstein and Red Holstein breed.

Figures:

  • 25,262 visitors over 3 days exhibition
  • 17 countries represented: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland.
  • 181 cows in competition: 49 Red Holstein and Holstein 132
  • 29 young breeders
  • 133 commercial exhibitors
  • 42 Lots for sale
  • Top sale price:  € 16,200 (On Lysyn-Vray, Vray of Gaec Holstein (44), bought by NOHL Holstein (49))
  • 32,000 liters of milk collected

 


Photo Galleries

Find full photo galleries of the European show on www.cowsmo.smugmug.com or click on the links below.  Images are free for tagging and sharing on social media and high resolution images are available at a very small fee.

Trouvez des galeries pleines de photos du salon européen sur www.cowsmo.smugmug.com ou cliquez sur les liens ci-dessous . Ces images sont gratuites pour le marquage et le partage sur les médias sociaux et des images à haute résolution sont disponibles à un prix modique .

European Red Holstein Junior
European Red Holstein Senior  
European Red Holstein Country
European Young Breeders
European Young Breeders Junior Showmanship
European Young Breeders Senior Showmanship
Opening Ceremonies
European Holstein Junior Cows
European Holstein Intermediate Cows
European Holstein Senior Cows
European Holstein Country Groups

Candids
Team Shots



Opening Ceremonies

Around the Show on Thursday

Exposition Centre Colmar


Exposition Centre Colmar

Team Netherlands


Team Netherlands

Pat Lundy working for Team Netherlands


Pat Lundy working for Team Netherlands

Damion from Team France


Damion from Team France

Fever & Tailor from Team France


Fever & Tailor from Team France

Bopi Talent Lotanie


Bopi Talent Lotanie

Great Lineup of Reds


Great Lineup of Reds

Switzerland


Switzerland

Ring is ready to roll


Ring is ready to roll

Intermizoo Stand


Intermizoo Stand

INtroduction of Countries


INtroduction of Countries

Team Slovania


Team Slovania

Entertainment at Team Slovania


Entertainment at Team Slovania

Claire Swale, Santi & Alberto


Claire Swale, Santi & Alberto

Team Spain


Team Spain

Team UK - Australia


Team UK - Australia

Team UK- Sanchez Ashlyn


Team UK- Sanchez Ashlyn

Isaac & Luke Lancaster STriking the pose


Isaac & Luke Lancaster STriking the pose

Icow Huddelsford Helwig & Riverdane SVS Atlee


Icow Huddelsford Helwig & Riverdane SVS Atlee

Icow Huddelsford Helwig & Riverdane SVS Atlee


Icow Huddelsford Helwig & Riverdane SVS Atlee

Galays Vray at Team Switzerland


Galays Vray at Team Switzerland

Hellander Goldwyn Griffen - Team Switzerland


Hellander Goldwyn Griffen - Team Switzerland


Farm Tours - Robert & Michele Debere - Earl de Calvaire

Milking 85 cows in freestall barn with Boumatic Robot milkers


Farm Tours- Ferme Wilt

Freestall Barn with Parlour.  Cradenhill M SAM Elegance VG-88 main family (from Krull Borker Elegance Family.

Cradenhill M Sam Elegance VG-88


Cradenhill M Sam Elegance VG-88

Baxter Delicia Ex-93 Grand Champion Eurogenetic 2013


Baxter Delicia Ex-93 Grand Champion Eurogenetic 2013

Wilt Emy VG-87- YOrick dam of #1PTAT bull by Capital Gain (Emilio)


Wilt Emy VG-87- YOrick dam of #1PTAT bull by Capital Gain (Emilio)

Great team from Wilt


Great team from Wilt

Yorick Emy


Yorick Emy

#1 PTAT Bull at 4.04


#1 PTAT Bull at 4.04

Yorick Emy 3rd Swiss Expo 2016


Yorick Emy 3rd Swiss Expo 2016

Wilt Enia Vg-88 - Jasper from Godlwyn from Elegance- 5th Swiss Expo 2014


Wilt Enia Vg-88 - Jasper from Godlwyn from Elegance- 5th Swiss Expo 2014

Sid from Baxter Delicia EX-93


Sid from Baxter Delicia EX-93

Baxter Delicia EX-93


Baxter Delicia EX-93

Baxter Delicia EX-93


Baxter Delicia EX-93

Great lineup of cows


Great lineup of cows


Town Tours

Cowsmo Coverage Sponsors

The European Championship Show 2016 will take place at the Exhibition Park Colmar in Colmar, France, June 17th-19th.  Judging the Holstein Show will be Markus Mock, Germany; Jaume Serrabassa Vila, Spain will place the Red & White Show; Erica Rijkneveld, Netherlands and Zsolt Korosi, Hungary will place showmanship and clipping. Cowsmo coverage is being sponsored by:
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European Holstein & Red Holstein Federation, Sponsors of Cowsmo Coverage


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Show Information

European Championship Show 2016
June 17-19th, 2016 in France

June 17th…16h…Red & White Show
June 17th…19h30…Sale
June 17th…12h…Holstein Show
June 18th …12h…Young Breeders

Information can be obtained from:
Prim’Holstein France
Le Montsoreau
49 480 Saint Sylvain d’ Anjou
+33 2 41 37 66 66
[email protected]
www.primholstein.com

The European Championship will start on June 17th at Colmar’s Exhibition Centre for Holstein and Red Holstein breeds. Have you booked the day in your agenda? Great! Also, you need to keep in mind the year : it’s in a leap year sharp !

The Colmar Holstein 2016 Association has a surprise in store for the Holstein community… And what a surprise! (watch the video to discover it)

At the end of the video everyone has the opportunity to participate and suggest an idea. When will the baptism take place ? Shh ! We won’t tell you too much ! Let’s discover what’s going on in this video.

Direct link to the video click HERE

Facebook page of the event click HERE

Contact :
Adrien Féau – communication Colmar Holstein 2016
Phone : 02 41 37 66 55 – 06 48 86 18 86
Email : adr[email protected]

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Judges

The association Colmar Holstein 2016, organizer of the event in France, is proud to announce the names of Markus Mock (Germany) and Jaume Serrabassa (Spain), respectively judge for Holstein and Red Holstein contest.
These two experienced judges, well known on the international scene will implement all their expertise at this very special event, on the 17th and 18th June 2016.

Markus MockHolstein judge: Markus Mock, from Germany
Markus and his wife Kerstin own ‘Mox Holsteins’. They manage 130 Holsteins and 350 head in total and cultivate 130 ha with grass, corn/maize, wheat and barley. Since 2013 Markus is a member of the board and Vice President of Rinderunion Baden-Würtemberg (RBW).
Judging career: German Holstein Show, Oldenburg 1998 and 2009
Internationally: National Show UK (2011), National Show Austria (2008), National Show Denmark (2013), International Show Montichiari in Italy (2013), NRM National Show Netherlands (2012), National Show Finland (2011), National Show Portugal (2011), Asturias Regional Show in Spain (2012), Cantabria Regional Show Spain (2010), 2 National Brown Swiss Shows (Switzerland).
Language spoken: German and English

IMG_5795 (2)Red Holstein judge: Jaume Serrabassa Vila, from Spain
Jaume owned the Comas Novas farm, Barcelona, untill 2010 and still keeps some of his best cows in Cal Marquet farm (Best Breeder National Show 2013), where he has been technical director. Today he is Breeding Adviser at Triangle Holstein, and also he is a teacher at the Spanish National Young Breeders School and European School in Battice, Belgium.
Judging career: Jaume is an official CONAFE Judge since 1998 and since 2002 he is a member of the Spanish Judges Committee. He has also judged showmanship competitions in Spain. He has judged all major local shows and regional shows, including the Spring National Show CONAFE 2005 and 2009.
Internationally: Colombia, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Finland, UK, Portugal, Hungary and France.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English and Italian.

 


Showmanship Judges

Wednesday, December 09th, 2015 – After communicating the names of the judges for the competition of the European Confrontation 2016, the organization today unveiled the names of the judges for the European Showmanship also to be held on 17 and 18 June 2016 at the Exhibition Park Colmar.
17 countries are currently engaged in this contest (33 young people – maximum 2 young people per country). These young people will be divided in two categories: 16-20 years and 21-25 years (1 young by country and by category).

For the tie, Erica Rijkneveld (Netherlands) and Zsolt Korosi (Hungary) will analyze their work on these two days: clipping contest Friday 17 and presentation contest Saturday 18.

Erica-RIJKNEVELD
Erica Rijkneveld Polsbroek lives in the Netherlands, where she is the manager of the company Livestock Show Equipment. Aged 38 years, it was during a university course in Italy she discovered contests presentation and clipping. The trigger occurs. A passion born in it will mark a turning point in his life and career. Today, this passion led him to travel all over the world as a clipper (Europe, North America). Apotheosis, she joy to pass on his expertise and experience to young European farmers through the European School of Battice (EYBS). Recognized for her experience, she quickly became clipping contest judge and presentation. The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Slovenia, France, Spain or Germany, have already used its services to judge one of their competitions.

Zsolt K_rösi
Zsolt Korösi is 44 years old, married with 3 children and a graduate of the University of Agricultural Sciences Godollo (Hungary). After 4 years classifier, Zsolt was, since 2000, responsible breeding and responsible technicians for the Hungarian association of breeders of Holstein-Friesian breed. Judge in Hungary, where he officiated several times on local and regional shows, he has extended his resume at international level by integrating in 1999 the program of harmonization of the School of European judges. Germany, France (Rennes – progeny group), Slovakia or the Czech Republic have in turn received.
It recognizes other competitions to his credit, including several national (Croatia, Estonia and Czech Republic) and regional (Sweden, Finland, Germany and Spain). Finally, Zsolt has a very good experience of the European Confrontation and presentation contest. He was a member of the Hungarian preparation team in Oldenburg and Cremona, trainer and supervisor for young presenters of the Hungarian team in Cremona and Freiburg, and largely responsible for the Hungarian team at the last three editions. He also ruled presentation competitions in Hungary, Finland, Sweden and Germany.