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“What do you want to know about Queen of Calves? They can’t swim any better. One drowned in a large pond. I thought with scientifically proven wider hips, they’d be better swimmers.” Wayne Shaw

WAYNE AND KATE SHAW, PATERANGI JERSEY STUD, WAIKATO. A FOURTH-GENERATION WAIKATO DAIRY FARMER, WAYNE SHAW’S FAMILY HAS DEEP ROOTS IN DAIRYING. “MY GREAT GRANDFATHER BROUGHT THE FIRST JERSEY BULL TO OUR REGION FROM THE TARANAKI IN A TRAIN,” WAYNE SAYS.

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Photo: Bob Scott with some of his 17month heifers, average daily weight gain: 0.9kg/day, target calving weight: 600 kilograms

Bob and Christine Scott ’s Holstein/Friesian herd has been ranked one of the best in New Zealand. Using Queen of Calves every year since 2005, the Scott s raise outstanding heifers.