Winner of this year’s Holstein Switzerland cow of the year is the exceptional cow Hellender Champion CORTINA EX 94 3 E GM 7 * and is now owned by Thomas Ender and Eric Schopfer from Métiers. Due to her own and breeding achievements, CORTINA already received seven stars and was awarded the Gold Medal The successful show cow was judged with the classification EX 94 3 E in Switzerland and produced a life performance of 72’213 kg milk with Ingredients of 4.40 % fat and 3.58 % protein.
Cortina was bred and developed at Hellender Holsteins, where she left descendants like Goldwyn GLINNIA EX-93 3E or Goldwyn GILLIE EX-92 3E. She was then sold to Scentic’Way Genetics, where our great friend Eric Schopfer took perfectly care of her and so she continued her success in the show ring. Cortina lives now in the Netherlands, where Aart Blaauw keeps her still in good shape at the age of 15 years. It surely is also a tribute to her incomparable dam Hellender Juror JURGOLIN EX-92 7E GM 38*, that herself left us just a bit too early to be nominated, but that gave those exceptional beeding genes on to her daughter which resulted in this title.