Udderly awesome Christmas present

Daily Examiner manager Judy Lewis with her Christmas gift from staff, a jersey calf.
Daily Examiner manager Judy Lewis with her Christmas gift from staff, a jersey calf.

IT might not be the most unusual Christmas present a manager has ever received from staff, but it's certainly up there.

Yesterday Daily Examiner manager Judy Lewis was presented with a purebred jersey calf that will find its new home on a small farm on the southern outskirts of Grafton.

Staff passed the hat around for a collection towards the calf and then joined forces to keep Judy occupied as the four-legged present was delivered to the side door of the Examiner's Fitzroy Street, Grafton, office.

Judy said it came as a complete surprise.

“I'm blown away,” she said.

“I was just speechless. I had no idea about this at all – absolutely none.

“She's gorgeous.”

She said she didn't see the calf at first but recognised dairy farmer Jo Madden “who never sells her calves”.

“I knew then there would be a calf,” she said.

Judy and her husband, Mal, intend to use jerseys as wet nurses for beef cattle they have on their property.

They also have two young jersey bulls.

If you are giving or have received an unusual Christmas gift, send us a photo and some information and we'll try to get them published over the next week.

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