Jorja achieves goal with calf win
Matamata Intermediate student Jorja Taylor has achieved her goal.
The 13-year-old, who has been involved in calf clubs since she was six, has dreamed of winning at the Waikato A&P Show.
At her last show before she moves to college, she did just that.
Over the years the Matamata teenager has only had calves.
Jorja says spending time with her calf is the best part about being involved in calf clubs.
She said they all have their own personality.
Jorja said her last Ngaio, had ‘‘a bit of tude’’.
Most years, Jorja enters her school’s calf club before heading to the group day and then the Waikato A&P Show, which was held on October 31 this year.
In the past, Jorja has also attended other A&P shows like Hauraki and Te Aroha.
Jorja’s mum Jolene said the Waikato A&P Show was the main show to win.
Jorja decided to make it her goal to win champion of champions by the time she finished intermediate.
Taking the title at calf, atti-
this year’s show was recognition for all the time and effort her daughter puts into her calves, Jolene said.
Jorja also won the champion grand champion at her school calf club this year.
On her way to taking out the champion of champions at the Waikato A&P Show, Jorja won champion rearing.
Calves have to win in their ring before they enter the champion ring.
Jolene said it came down to a ‘‘two horse race’’.
Jorja was proud of Ngaio for helping title.
Calves have a long history in the Taylor family, with Jorja’s great grandfather showing pedigree jerseys.
Jorja’s grandfather, Dave Taylor, has been her number one calf club supporter over the years.
‘‘He’s been there with her for everything, it’s their little thing,’’ Jolene said.
Over the years, Jorja’s calves have been bred on Dave’s farm, which creates another special connection.
WINNING CALF: Jorja Taylor, 13, with her friesian calf Ngaio, in her last calf club, won the Waikato A&P Show champion of champions.