THERE seems to be no stopping Allstar Triclo Joybell this season who added the supreme title at the Dairy Show, Shepton Mallett to her list of accolades this year. Hannah Noble reports.
The inter-breed championship was judged by a panel and the Ayrshire champion was the resounding winner, missing out on just two points. This was the first time since 2013 that an Ayrshire took the title and it was thought to be the first time ever for a junior animal.
Joybell, took the Ayrshire championship as well as the inter-breed heifer championship and was part of the winning inter-breed pair. Owned and bred by E.T. Tomlinson and Son and Evie Tomlinson, Loughborough, the heifer calved in March and is back in-calf to home-bred bull, Sandyford Crown Royal.
By Sandyford Triclo and out of Allstar Magic Joybell, the heifer was breed champion in the National Ayrshire show at UK Dairy day and went on to be named reserve supreme champion too. She was also breed champion and reserve inter-breed heifer champion at the Royal Welsh Show in June.
The Ayrshire judge, Alan Timbrell, Cirencester said: “This is a once in a lifetime heifer, an outstanding individual and it is nice that other breeds can acknowledge this too.”
The Tomlinson family also scooped the reserve breed championship with Sandyford Provider Fragrance, who was the other half of the champion inter-breed pair. The second-calved cow by Richaven Provider and out of home-bred cow out of Hunnington Fragrance 56 calved in February.
Two animals tied on 45 points and it was down to the heifer inter-breed judge, Graham Bell, Crewe to make the final decision. In the end it was the Jersey champion Riverside Tequila Hazelnut which took the reserve honours. The show was also the venue for this year’s national Jersey championship which was keenly fought out in-front of international judge, Jeff Sayles, Ontario. The EX95 classified cow was shown on her sixth birthday having calved in May with her fifth calf.
Hailing from Ben, Nia and George Llewellin’s 250-strong herd of Holsteins and Jerseys in Haverfordwest, she was giving 35kg a day at 6.32 per cent fat and 3.95 per cent protein. The cow by Tower Vue Prime Tequila had previously won the national Jersey show in 2017 and the same year took the breed championship and reserve Super Cow titles at Agriscot. Confirmed back in-calf to Colton, she is due to calve again in May.
The reserve Jersey champion was Trengothal Tequila Bandanna from Sarah Howie’s DreamMaker herd, Swindon. The second calved cow, again by Tower Vue Prime Tequila calved in January and was show yielding 25kg a day. She was also inter-breed champion at this year’s Newbury Show.
The other champion which tied on 45 points was the Holstein, this was Penrikka Dempsey Inka 2, from first time Dairy Show competitors, Jeff, Sian, Carys and Dan Jones, Monmouthshire. Their Larchwood Herd of 120 pedigree Holsteins was reformed in 2012, and the fifth-calved cow was bought from the Sahara dispersal sale in April. By Lirr Drew Dempsey she calved in March and is currently giving 52kg a day and is back in calf to sexed Brenland Denver.
The reserve Holstein champion was Nextgen Gold Chip Vanessa from Chedhunt and Nextgen Holsteins, Chedzoy. The third calved cow is six weeks fresh and was show giving 54kg a day. The cow by Mr Chassity Gold Chip was also reserve breed champion at Devon County Show in May and was placed fifth in her class at UK Dairy Day as a heifer.
Chedhunt Holsteins also took the reserve inter-breed heifer title with Chedhunt Cinderdoor Rach. Having calved three months ago at just one year, 10-months-old, the heifer by KH Cinderdoor is giving 35kg a day and is part of the 200-strong Chedhunt herd.
This year the Dairy Show played host to the Guernsey Cattle Society’s national show where the very best Guernseys from all over the country came to compete. Taking the crown was Tredinney Rider Bunty 13 from James, Rosemary and Shelley Warren, Land’s End. The homebred heifer by Tredinney Ivans Flo Rider calved in July at exactly two-years-old and is giving 28kg a day. This was her first show season and she won her class at the Royal Cornwall Show as an in-calf heifer. The family had previously won the national show in 2016 and 2018.
Michael Dawes, Oxfordshire, took the reserve title with Glanmor Legend Okapi which was bought from the Glanmor dispersal sale just two weeks ago for a record price of 4,000gns. The cow by Coulee Crest Grumpy Legend calved in April with her second calf and is yielding 32kg a day. She is back in calf to Lang Haven Prada Nico and is due to calve again in April.
The Dairy Shorthorn champion was taken by N.R. Osborne, Cornwall, with Marleycote Patricia 20. The fourth calver was bought privately from Richard Baines, Hexham. She calved in February and is giving 40kg a day. She was also breed champion at the Royal Cornwall Show, but this was the family’s first time winning the title at the Dairy Show.
After travelling over 200 miles to compete in the Dairy Shorthorn classes it was I.R. G. Collins and Partners, Dewsbury who took the reserve title. This was with their home-bred cow, Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 51, by Treeton Pigerley which was breed champion at Otley show in 2018. Wildeyes calved with her second in July and is currently giving 42kg a day. Her dam, Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 39 is classified EX93 and took the breed championship at UK Dairy Expo, Carlisle in 2017 and 2018.
In the Brown Swiss ring the championship went to 17-year-old Michael Bennett, Templecombe, Somerset with his second-calved cow, Cancourt Solitaire 2. By Margh Siludenm Sid, she was bought from breeder Mike Hussey, Wiltshire in August 2018. She calved in March and is giving 30kg a day. The cow was reserve inter-breed champion at the Gillingham and Shaftesbury show this season.
The reserve breed champion was Kedar Princess Cleopatra from Victoria Dimond, Mark, Somerset. The third calved cow is by Prince and was bought privately from Jonny Lochhead, Dumfries in 2015. The cow, which was inter-breed champion at Bath and West Show earlier in the year calved in February and is giving 42kg a day. She was also third in her class at UK Dairy Day and is back in-calf due to calve again in January.
Inter-breed (Judge, panel) Supreme, E.T. Tomlinson and Son and Evie Tomlinson, Allstar Triclo Joybell (Ayrshire); reserve, Llewellin Family, Riverside Tequila Hazelnut (Jersey).
Inter-breed heifer (G. Bell, Crewe) Sup., E.T. Tomlinson and Son and Evie Tomlinson, Allstar Triclo Joybell (Ayrshire); res., Chedhunt Holsteins, Chedhunt Cinderdoor Rach (Holstein).
Ayrshire (A. Timbrell, Cirencester) Sup. and heifer, E.T. Tomlinson and Son and Evie Tomlinson, Allstar Triclo Joybell; res., E.T. Tomlinson and Son and Evie Tomlinson, Sandyford Provider Fragrance.
Brown Swiss (M. Williamson, Penrith) Lilylane Farms, Cancourt Solitaire 2; res., V. Dimond, Kedar Princess Cleopatra.
Dairy Shorthorn (G. James, Newcastle Emlyn) Sup., N.R. Osborne, Marleycote Patricia 20; res., I.R.G. Collins and Partners, Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 51; heifer, I.R.G. Collins and Partners, Churchroyd Heather 107.
Guernsey (I. Thomas, Neath) Sup. and heifer, R.J., J.R. and S.M. Warren, Tredinney Rider Bunty 13; res., M. Dawes, Glanmor Legend Okapi.
Holstein (A. Dennison, Ulverston) Sup., J. and S. Jones, Penrikka Dempsey Inka 2; res., Chedhunt and Nextgen Holsteins, Nextgen Gold Chip Vanessa; heifer, Chedhunt Holsteins, Chedhunt Cinderdoor Rach.
Jersey (J. Sayles, Ontario) Sup., Llewellin Family, Riverside Tequila Hazelnut; res., DreamMaker Jerseys, Trengothal Tequila Bandanna; heifer, The Davis family, Rivermead Impression Alexis.