Udder Tug

uddertug

COWS supplied by Geelunga Ayrshires (Greg and Tracey Edmonds)

SA’s only hand-milking competition

Udder Tug rules

  • An auction is conducted for the right to purchase a cow to be milked. The auction continues until all cows have been purchased.
  • Each milker is allowed four (4) minutes to milk their cow.
  • Only one milker is permitted to milk the cow.
  • Only two handlers (one at front and one at rear) are permitted.
  • No lubricants for udder preconditioning are permitted.
  • No seats or stools permitted.
  • The milking bucket must be held in the air until the order to start has been given.
  • Only the designated milker is permitted to touch the udder.
  • Any introduced foreign material which extends the quantity of the milk will result in disqualification.
  • The judges’ decision is final.

 2018

1ST:    GLENDA DIBBEN (milker- from Victor Harbor) 5th year in a row
– RAINE & HORNE MEADOWS COW –
1220ml – Cow  – Geelunga “Harmony Star”

2ND:   CARL MALONEY (milker from Warrnambool)
– MALONEY & CO cow
720ml – Cow – Geelunga “Hundella Blush”

3RD:   MATT MAIDMENT (milker – from Bull Creek )
– MARGIE MAIDMENT cow
680ml – Cow – M Crowden “Dottie Rose”

2017

1st:    GLENDA DIBBEN (milker- from Victor Harbor) 4th year in a row
– RAINE & HORNE MEADOWS COW –
2940ml – Cow  – Geelunga “Riggins Ayrloom”

2nd:   ADAM LOVELOCK

3rd:   COLIN CHAPMAN

CELEBRITY UDDER – with $2,000 donated to Cancer Council SA

1st:  JOSH TEAGUE – Liberal Candidate for Heysen – 1500ml
2nd: Mortgage Choice Blackwood
3rd: Greg Morrison – Councillor (Meadows Ward)

2016 

1st:    GLENDA DIBBEN (milker- from Victor Harbor)
– RAINE & HORNE MEADOWS COW –
1390ml – Cow “Harmony Star” – 3rd year in a row for this team

2nd:   CARL MOLONEY

3rd:     MATT MAIDMENT and JENNIFER

CELEBRITY UDDER – with $2,000 donated to Cancer Council SA

Lincoln Size – C.E.O of Cancer Council S.A.
and Nick Hutchinson – Marketing Manager of the Fleurieu Milk Company 

2015 winners

  • 1st – Glenne Dibbon – milking the Raine & Horne cow – Geelunga “Harmony Star” (2nd year in a row)- 1380ml
  • 2nd – Ty Maidment – milking the Margie Maidment cow- 900ml
  • 3rd – Deb Herbig – milking the Raine & Horne Corporate cow- 600ml

Celebrity Udder Tug – 2015

  • 1st – Greg Morrison – Our Local Councillor
  • 2nd – Jamie Briggs (Member for Mayo)
  • 3rd – John Maidment – Fleurieu Milk

2014 winners

  • 1st Glenne Dibbon (Raine & Horne)
  • 2nd Luke (Raine & Horne Sth Aust)
  • 3rd Deb Herbig (P. LLewelyn)

Celebrity Udder Tug – 2014

  • 1st – Isobel Redmond (Member for Heysen)
  • 2nd – Jamie Briggs (Member for Mayo)

 Past winners

  • 1983 Kevin Young (Meadows)
  • 1984 Betty Hein (Echunga)
  • 1985-87 Kevin Young (Meadows)
  • 1988 Ken Smith (Meadows)
  • 1989-90 Brian Maywald (Meadows)
  • 1991-92 Janet Rankine (Strathalbyn)
  • 1993 Barry Noyse (Jervois)
  • 1994 Rod Meissner (Meadows)
  • 1995 Kevin Young (Meadows)
  • 1996 Trevor Phillips (Strathalbyn)
  • 1997 Adam Maidment (Meadows)
  • 1998 David Thomas (Meadows)
  • 1999 Raymond Kerr (Redhill)
  • 2000 Raymond Kerr (Redhill)
  • 2001 Rosemary Stanton (Meadows)
  • 2002 Allan Maywald (Meadows)
  • 2003 Rodney Brooks (Meadows)
  • 2004 Don Edwards (Paris Creek)
  • 2005 Rodney Brooks (Meadows)
  • 2006 Pamela Grieger
  • 2007-10 Rodney Brooks (Meadows)
  • 2011 Rod Meisner
  • 2012 Glenne Dibbon

 

2012 winners

  • 1st Glenne Dibbon (Raine & Horne) 1420ml
  • 2nd Rod Meisner (self) 1400ml
  • 3rd Rod Brooks (Richard Wyatt) 540ml

Celebrity Udder Tug – 2012

  • 1st – Jamie Briggs
  • 2nd – Anne Ferguson
  • 3rd – Kev Young

 

Start of the Udder Tug cows up for auction

Auctioning the cows – Photo courtesy Kendrea Rhodes, Along the Grapevine.