A BUNCH of blue ribbons will be heading back to Pine Lodge with the Hyland family.
Winning ways: Max Hyland of Pine Lodge won the champion Ayrshire exhibit with Rockvale Conn Bangle.
The Ayrshire breeders took seven head to International Dairy Week and claimed a first and a second in the two-year-old in milk, a first in the three-year-old in milk and a first and a third in the six-year-old in milk.
Not to mention the big wins - intermediate champion with Rockvale Laser Viv; senior champion, Best Udder and supreme Ayrshire exhibit with Rockvale Conn Bangle.
"It is the best we have certainly had here," Max Hyland said.
"There were some good years in Melbourne (show) a few years back but (this) has been certainly the best show here."
Max has had registered cows for 50 years and now milks 220, including a few registered Holsteins, at home with wife Jenny.
Describing the five-year-old champion exhibit as a "lovely natured cow", Max said she also pays the bills.
"She is not only a good looker, she is a good worker as well.
"She did over 8000 litres on her first calf."
After many decades milking, Max and Jenny are looking to sell their farm and retire.
Enterprise Ayrshires was premier breed exhibitor and breeder.
Jjunior champion went to Woorayl Park Harmony Satin - Heather Bawdento
Reserve junior champion was Vicki and Paul Timbs - Mayfield Farms Pokers Spot.
Reserve intermediate champion was claimed by Eagles Partnership with Paschendaele Cutey Pot and reserve champion cow went to Vicki and Paul Timbs with Boldview Trident Lyndy.