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Devon-bred heifer 'honoured' to be named 'Cow of the Year'

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 24, 2013

  • The finishing cosmetic touches are applied to Bluegrass Sergeants Snow Queen as she is crowned 'Cow of the Year' after beating 123 others to the title

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Here's one beauty queen who will not bat an eyelid if a jealous rival dares to brand her as "a cow".

Surrounded by make-up artists, photographers and flunkeys wielding lustre boards, the Devon-bred Jersey seems to be taking stardom in her stride.

Aptly named Bluegrass Sergeants Snow Queen, she has emerged from 123 hopefuls to be crowned Cow of the Year in a national competition.

Her reward was to be dolled up and paraded around London's landmarks in all her finery.

Prod owner Mark Davis, from Honiton, won first prize of £1,000 after submitting a picture of his precious, prized animal.

Yoghurt-makers The Collective, who organised the competition, are donating £500 to charity.

The winning cow was chosen by an internet poll of 12,000 votes over three months.

Mr Davis, of Westcott farm, said his dazzlingly good-looking cow, was "honoured" by the award.

Echoing the famously dizzy claims by the Miss Worlds of yesteryear, he added: "She also hopes to have some time to achieve world peace".

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