| Selected the best cow in Germany|
|German cow Loh Nastygirl has been crowned the country's most beautiful bovine after charming judges in the northern city of Oldenburg this week.|
Nastygirl beat around 250 other candidates from Germany, Luxembourg and Austria to win the title of "Miss Germany" presented every two years by the German Holstein Association (DHV), an umbrella group representing 14 organisations dedicated to breeding the Holstein breed of cow.
"She's a super cow from head to toe," Egbert Feddersen, the manager of the DHV, told the Guardian of Loh Nastygirl. "Nothing was missing."
All the cows were primped and preened behind the scenes to make them look their best for the show, with 12 hairdressers brushing and drying, according to a DPA report.
Feddersen said while assessing the cows, judges looked in particular at the udder – the most important feature of the bovine.
"The farmer earns his money with it, so it is important that it is particularly well-developed and that it's big enough," said Feddersen.
"The next point is the legs and hooves. The cow has to walk around on its legs every day, therefore, they have to be healthy and the joints have to be healthy. The third criterion is the body, which has to have a large frame, as we call it, because it has to be able to eat enough to produce enough milk."
Feddersen said the three criteria had to "paint a nice picture" and, just as with people, "fit together in harmony", something, he said, Loh Nastygirl achieved.