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Livestock Event 2015: Live from the ring side

Live results from this year’s Livestock Event, NEC which includes the Ayrshire, British Friesian and Brown Swiss National Shows.



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Inter-breed champion

Scottish breeders dominated the dairy lines here today at the Livestock Event, securing four out of the seven breed championships.

 

Wisconsin-based judge, Jake Hushon gave his championship honours to the phenomenal Brown Swiss show cow, Soulseat Jublend Beatrice from Robert and Sheila McColm, Stranraer.

 

Taking the breed title for the third year in a row, the win also makes the EX94 forth calver the breed’s National champion.

 

It was also breed champion at the UK Dairy Day and UK Dairy Expo last year.

Reserve inter-breed

Reserve inter-breed

Mr Hushon tapped out his reserve as the Ayrshire, Cuthill Towers Radar Ray 13 from James and David Lawrie, Kinross. 

 

By Hunnington Mandella, which also sired the reserve champion Ayrshire today, and out of Cuthill Towers Radar Ray, it was honourable mention for the breed at this year's Royal Highland Show and twice reserve at the UK Dairy Expo.

 

The EX93 third calver was part of the winning group of three in the Ayrshire ring from the Lawrie family

Reserve Brown Swiss

Taking reserve in the Brown Swiss' National Show was Jonny Lochhead, Dumfries with Oldmill Wonderment Sunset.

 

Unclassified and six weeks calved it was bought as a two month old calf from Switzerland and was making it's show debut.

Reserve Ayrshire

Tapped out for the reserve Ayrshire champion by judge Iwan Thomas, Swansea was the second calver, Hunnington Fragy 16 from Chris and Lisa Window, Bromsgrove.

 

It was inter-breed heifer at last year's Livestock Event and South West Dairy Show and is bred from five generations of Excellent cows.

 

Shown eight weeks calved and giving 35kg daily it is out of the EX95 Hunnington Fragy 16 and scored VG89.

Holstein

Holstein

David Booth, Lancashire took centre stage in the Holstein ring, awarding his championship rosette to Alister and Colin Laird, Peebles with their third calver, Blythbridge Goldwyn Rosalee.

 

The home-bred Braedale daughter, out of Wisenfeld Talent Rosalee calved in March and has given 47,000 tonnes of milk so far over three lactations.

 

Classified EX93 (max score) it hails from seven generations of Excellent classified cows and is fresh from being crowned individual winner of the Lanarkshire herds competition.

 

It went on to secure honourable mention in the hotly contested inter-breed championship.

 

Reserve Holstein was the heifer in-milk champion, the Red and White Dovetrent Royce Blossom Red from the Holdcroft Family, Burton-on-Trent.

 

Led by Ed Stubbs, the Sterndale Rose Royce Red daughter, out of Dovetrent Bolivia Blossom calved in March and is giving 38kg daily.

 

It was junior and reserve Holstein champion at both Stafford and Lincolnshire Shows.

Guernsey

Guernsey

Coming all the way from the Isle of Wight, the Guernsey championship was awarded to the third calver, Briddlesford Laredos Bluebell from the Griffin Family.

 

Tapped out by judge, Chris Lang, Ohio the VG89 Oak Knob Maxie Laredo daughter is out of Briddlesford Oaks Bluebell 2.

 

Calving in December and giving 27kg daily it was at the show to be sold. 

 

Reserve Guernsey went to Richard Norman, Somerset with the heifer Bourton Fiona 13.

 

Calving in April and giving 24kg daily the Pine Ridge Double L daughter, out of Bourton B Fiona 2 was bought as a calf at Caroline Cox's Devon reduction sale.

British Friesian

British Friesian

Leading the British Friesian line-up was David Burroughs, Beccles with Oakalby Rebel Cherry 115.

 

Calving in May with her second, it was led by Lindsay Miller and was securing the family's fourth breed title in a row.

 

Out of Oakalby Conrad Cherry 66, it is sired by Oakalby Rebel.

 

Once again taking centre stage, judge Jake Hushon tapped forward the third calver, Raby Jasmine 59 from from Sam and Wendy Howarth, North Yorkshire as his reserve.

 

The EX92 Blackisle Garue daughter, out of Baby Jasmine 52 was bought from the Raby sale last year and as making it's show debut.

Jersey

Jersey

Taking the Jersey and inter-breed heifer in-milk championship was the Wright family, Staffordshire with Fourcrosses Tequila Black Rose VG87.

 

The Tower View Prime Tequila daughter, out of Fourcrosses Bigtime Primrose VG86 was reserve junior Jersey champion at this year’s Royal Highand Show.

 

Led by Izzy Wright, it calved in December and is giving 24kgs daily.

 

Reserve heifer in-milk

 

Judging the inter-breed heifer class was Chris Lang, Ohio who placed the Jersey above the Ayrshire from Blaise Tomlinson, Leicestershire for it’s overall dairyness and cleaness through the head, neck and shoulders, as well as it’s high, wide and square rear udder attachment.

 

Making it’s show debut, Mr Tomlinson’s Sandyford Ristourn Russet, which calved in September and is giving 34kg daily, is a Lagace Ristourn daughter out of Sandyford Russet 70 VG85.

 

It is one of the first cow families bought by the Tomlinson’s and originates back Lady Clitheroe of Downham Hall, Lancashire’s herd.  

Reserve Jersey

Jersey judge James Strachan, Suffolk gave his reserve honours to Hefin Wilson, Ceredigion with Bluegrass Excitation Prissy Polly.

 

Calving with it's fourth in March, the EX93 Bridon Excitation daughter, out of Bluegrass Commanders Pretty Polly was bought from the Daw's family as a milking heifer.

 

The three-time All Britain winner was breed champion at the Royal Welsh Show in 2013 and 2014 and will be competing once again this year.

Results

Inter-breed (J. Hushon, Wisconsin) Supreme, R. and. S McColm, Soulseat Jublend Beatrice (Brown Swiss); reserve, A. and S. Lawrie, Cuthill Towers Radar Ray 13 (Aryshire).

 

Inter-breed heifer (C. Lang, Ohio) Sup., M.E. and I. Wright, Fourcrosess Tequila Black Rose (Jersey); E.T. Tomlinson and Son, Sandyford Ristourn Russet (Ayrshire).

 

Ayrshire (I. Thomas, Swansea) Sup., A. and S. Lawrie, Cuthill Towers Radar Ray 13; res., C and L. Window, Hunnington Fragy 16.

 

British Friesian (B. O’Keeffe, Co. Kilenny) Sup., E.S. Burroughs and Son, Oakalby Rebel Cherry 115; res., R.S. and W.A. Howarth, Raby Jasmine 59.

 

Brown Swiss (J. Hushon, Waukesha) Sup., R. and. S McColm, Soulseat Jublend Beatrice; res., T. Lochhead and Sons, Oldmill Wonderment Sunset.

 

Guernsey (C. Lang, Big Prairie) Sup., E.G. Griffin and Son, Briddlesford Laredos Bluebell; res., R. Norman, Bouton Fiona 13.

 

Holstein (D. Booth, Lancashire) Sup., A. and C. Laird, Blythbridge Goldwyn Rosalee; res., Holdcroft and Sons, Dovetrent Royce Blossom Red.

 

Jersey (J. Strachan, Suffolk) Sup., M.E. and I. Wright, Fourcrosess Tequila Black Rose; res., A.H. Wilson and Son, Bluegrass Excitation Prissy Polly.

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