It was a first Royal Welsh inter-breed win for Philip and Stuart Williams when they took the title with their Ayrshire fifth calver, Middle Lady Milestone E.
Bred by J. Whiteford and Sons, Carlisle, she was bought by the father and son team, who milk 80 Ayrshires and 100 Holsteins at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, as an in-calf heifer in 2007. Having calved in February, she is projected to give 9,500 litres in her current lactation. This was her first major show ring outing and she will now go to Pembrokeshire County.
Judge, Arthur Lawrie from Milnathort, Fife said she was ‘a superb cow, particularly for a fifth calver, and had real ring presence and style and obviously loved being at the show.’
In reserve was the Holstein champion, Castellhyfryd Spirte Rosina, who took the inter-breed title here last year and was Holstein champion at the Dairy Event.
Mr Lawrie said she was also an outstanding cow and an excellent example of the breed, but it was the front end which just gave the Ayrshire the edge.
The heifer championship went to the Holstein, Wyndford Jasper Betty 92, by Wilcoxview Jasper, from Wilfred Maddocks, Newport, Shropshire. Currently giving 35kg, she was reserve breed champion at Newport Show on her previous outing. In reserve was the Jersey, Glanmor Ring Money from Glanmor Jerseys, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, who milk 100 Jerseys. This was her show ring debut.
The Holsteins won both the pairs and the team of five championships with the Jerseys in reserve in both classes.