Boyland’s Tom Brook reigned supreme in the battle of the dairy cows at this year’s Beaudesert Show.
The 21-year-old dairy farmer, whose family owns the Kaperra Farm, claimed the inaugural Baden Teese Memorial Supreme Dairy Cow Title for his nine-year-old Jersey Cow dubbed Kaperra Spiritual Fingers.
Brook said he knew Baden Teese well and it was a privilege to have won the award named in his honour.
“I’m over the moon,” he said.
“Considering we’ve had such a dry season and the majority of the cows are poor, I’m pretty proud to present a cow that looks so good.”
Looking that good does come at a price with Brook saying a lot of time and money was spent preparing the prized cow for competition.
“There were a lot of sleepless nights, stressing about getting her looking her best,” he said.
“She’s a beauty.”
The triumph caps a rare trifecta for the pair, after recording wins in the same class at the Toowoomba and Gatton agricultural shows.
In October, they will look to extend that run of victories to four, when he enters Kaperra Spiritual Fingers in the Lismore Show.
Brook who has been learning about dairy cows since the day he started walking said he had a passion for cows and wouldn’t think of doing anything else for a living but outlasting the drought has been challenging.
“It’s tough,” he said.
“Day-to-day, we’re trying to find the next load of grain.
“It’s not an easy road.
“The rain was nice at the show.”