Posts Tagged ‘Cow’


The SUPERCOW accolade at AgriScot went to the Holstein champion, Richaven Shottle Squaw, by Picston Shottle, from Richard Bown, whose long trip from Worcestershire was well worthwhile as three of the four animals he has shown today have won.

The second calver, who calved three weeks ago, is currently giving 57 litres. She gave 10,387litres in 305 days in her first lactation and was champion heifer at the South West Dairy Event in 2010 and champion heifer at Royal Norfolk this year.

 Mr Bown also had the Ayrshire champion, Loukat Lucky, who he bought almost two years ago as a fresh milking heifer from Alex Craig in Cheshire.

It was the third win at AgriScot in a row for the Jersey champion, Trecanda Vindication, from Lorna and William Murray, Wolverhampton, who took the same title here last year and the heifer championship in 2009.

The Red and White champion was Sterndale Deuce Rose Red from W.J. Nadin and Co., Buxton, who also won as a heifer here last year.


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Judge, Ashley Fleming, from Co. Down, Northern Ireland has just awarded the heifer championship to the Jersey, Clydevalley Govennor Flora, by Griffens Governr, owned and bred by the Hunter family from Shotts, Lanarkshire and shown by Alison Hunter.

Mr Fleming said he was looking for an animal which was the closest representative to the top of the breed.

He described his champion as having ‘tremendous ring presence and was clearly enjoying being at the event.’

He said she had a a tremendously long body, moved exceptionally well, had quality of bone and rib structure.

In taking this championship the heifer continued her unbeaten show ring record having  previously been interbreed heifer champion at the Royal Highland and champion at the Scottish Calf Show. 

There was no reserve champion but in taking the title the Jersey had to beat the Holstein, Red and White and Ayrshire class winners.

The winning Holstein heifer was Blythbridge Elegant Christabel from Colin and Alister Laird, West Linton, Peebleshire. By the home bred, Blythbridge Elegant Dundee out of a home-bred cow. She took the heifer breed championship at the Royal Highland.

The red and white winning heifer was a Holstein, Crockers Rock Stocking Red, owned by Richard Bowen, Worcester and her breeders, Paul and Mary Bradley, from the Isle of Wight.

She has been interbreed champion and the New Forsest and Hampshire show and reserve champion red and white at the Dariy and Livestock Event this year.

The Ayrshire winner was Marleycote Fawn from Baynes and Sons, Hexham, Northumberland. Home-bred by Des Prairies Potter, she was reserve champion as the All Breeds Calf Show last year.

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Here I am in a sunny Edinburgh at Agri-Scot  where there already seems to be a bit crowd.

The dairy judging has just got underway, so I will be keeping you posted of whats happening throughout the day.

Heifer judging at Agriscot

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 Strong entries forward for annual NI calf show

The Northern Ireland Aberdeen-Angus Club’s 7th annual calf show, held at Dungannon Farmers Mart attracted upwards of 100 entries.  

Judges were Owen and Angela Armstrong McFadden, who run the 50-cow Crerogue herd based at Navan in County Meath.  

Scooping the yearling heifer championship was Coolermoney Rachel K051, bred and exhibited by the father and son team of Adrian and Graeme Parke.

She is by Nakkeg Nord and notched up five reserve supreme championship titles this year. She was also crowned heifer calf champion at last year’s calf show.

Runner-up in the yearling heifer line-up was  Knockadrinan Bell K496 shown by Sam and Sarah Matchett from Portadown. Bred by Tom Reynolds, Bornacoola, County Leitrim and sired by Knockadrinan Precise G398.

The Matchett brother and sister duo claimed a host of accolades at the one-day event, including the supreme and reserve titles in the bull calf championship, and the reserve commercial championship.

Their bull calf champion was the home-bred Birches Prince L967. This six-month-old entry is sired by the herd’s stock bull, Cloghogue Evolution.  

 The yearling bull championship was awarded to Home Farm Ebony Ahead K894, stock bull in Joel Richardson’s pedigree and commercial herd based at Portadown. Sired by Rawburn Rommel E423 and bred by Fintan Keown, Belleek.     

A February 2011-born Bosullow Elmark G209 daughter forward from Robin Lamb and sons Stuart, Ben and Peter, from Richhill scooped the heifer calf championship. The home-bred Richhill Elba L596 won her class at Armagh and Clogher shows.  

The award for the best pair of calves for the second year running went to Adrian and Graeme Parke who exhibited twin heifers sired by Coneyisland Legend.  

The commercial championship was awarded to the April 2010-born Bessiebell Nancy, a Mountjoy Pagan daughter bred from a Salers cross Angus dam, shown by Jack Smyth, Newtownstewart.

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The South West Dairy Show was held at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas, was held on Friday night when more than 60 cows and heifers from the top dairy herds in the area took part in the annual event.

It was again a great success with a large crowd of spectators at the indoor show and was judged by Hugh Nelson, East Brackenridge Farm, Strathaven.

The championship in the Jersey classes went to Robert Buchanan of Leigh Kipling Farm, Ballantrae, with his five year-old cow, Croftlands Explosion Leanne, which was by Grayridge Explosion.

The Ayrshire section the overall championship was won by Messrs L. Davidson and Sons of Halmyre, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas, with their senior cow winner, Halmyre Urr Louise 175, born in March 2004.

The Holstein section was one of the most keenly contested with large classes and the overall championship went to Brian Yates of East Logan, Castle Douglas, with Logan Pamela, winner of the class for junior cows that have had two calves.

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