Show ribbon, Market Milk Competition Cow 1st Prize Southland A&P Show 1964; Unkn...

Name/Title

Show ribbon, Market Milk Competition Cow 1st Prize Southland A&P Show 1964

About this object

The Muirhead family came to Waimatuku in the early 1920s, from the Nokomai/Garston area where they were farming and gold mining. They took up land near where the Waimatuku River joined with the Tunama Stream. This was Harbour Board Endowment land and very wet. Leonard and his father began farming in partnership in 1941.

Leo and his wife Hilda (neé Somerville) were dairy farmers and had a very successful Ayrshire stud (started by his father) and they exhibited in the local A&P shows. Ivanhoe Phar lap was a frequent champion bull. They won many awards, including this 1st prize ribbon in 1964 for the New Zealand Milk Board 'Market Milk Competition Cow'.

Leo and Hilda had two children, Judith and Lindsay. Leo died in 1970 and the family left the district soon after.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1963-1964

Period

1960s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, animal product, silk
inorganic, processed material, synthetic

Inscription and Marks

Text reads 'New Zealand Milk Board Market Milk Competition Cow 1st. Prize Southland A.&P. Show 1964'

Measurements

h 1900 mm x w 95 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Object Type

awards

Object number

RI.W2014.3576.3

Rights

Attribution - Non-commercial (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial (cc)

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