Beautiful sunshine is beaming down on these dairy rings and the first championship of the day to be decided was the Dairy Shorthorns which saw judge Owain Harries tap out Iain McLean’s August 2010-born first calved heifer Marleycote Princess Jill 31 to take the top award. Bred by the Baynes family, this one is by Marleycote Rampage and out of Marleycote Princess Jill 26 and is currently giving 28 litres having calved in January.
Reserve to her was George Booth’s senior cow, the January 2008-born Beechview BS Whitetail, an Ex 93 daughter of Beechview Stowdamshof out of the VG Beechview BS Whitetail.
Then in the Jersey classes was a one-two for Clandeboye Estate under judge James Waring. Taking the red and white ribbons was Clandeboye Paramount Brunette, winner of the senior cow class, By Rock Ella Paramount, this one calved January and is currently giving 35 litres. Her last lactation saw her give 9700 litres and 5.22% butterfat and 3.8% protein. She was also the senior cow class winner at last year’s show.
In reserve was the winner from the second class of cows from the same home, Clandeboye Sultan Mabel, an August 2009-born SHF Centurion Sultan daughter out of Clandeboye LS Mabel.Read more