Farmers and their wives are used to cooing over pretty newborn calves, writes farming columnist Heather Jan Brunt.
As a general rule they do all look totally gorgeous, with their big eyes and soft muzzles.
But few could disagree that Holly, the sweet little red Dexter calf (above) is particularly appealing.
Holly was featured in the Herald earlier this year as a newborn, and now her proud owner Clair Stone, who works in the equine department of Hampden Vets in Aylesbury, has entered her in a national competition.
Holly is a contestant in Cow of the Year, a beauty contest held especially for the country’s cutest cows.
To win, or to get anywhere near the top of the pile, Holly needs as many votes as possible and impressively already has almost 1,000 votes.
So if you agree that she’s pretty remarkable you can vote for her before the closing date on Monday by clicking here.
There is money to be won for the winner and Clair has entered little Holly in a bid to raise funds for the Brill Village Community Herd, which was also featured in the Herald earlier this year and which Clair’s mum is very involved with.