AT the South West Scotland Dairy Show held at Caste Douglas, taking the champion and reserve honours in the Holstein section was Brian and Michael Yates, Castle Douglas.
The champion was their third calved cow, Logan Integral Jodie 3, which calved in August and was shown giving 60kg a day at 5 per cent fat and 2.92 per cent protein. Classified EX90, it was the Red and White and inter-breed heifer champion at the Royal Highland Show as a heifer.
The reserve champion was another from the Yates family, Lomond Berryhill Tory. The cow by Berryhill was bought from Robert and Jane Steele, Glasgow as a heifer and calved in February with its fourth. Tory is classified EX93 and was shown giving 48kg at 3.35 per cent fat and 3.19 per cent protein.
Leading the Ayrshire section was High Mark Obligation Melanie from John and David Watson, Leswalt. The second calved cow by Knowe Obligation was six weeks fresh and giving 39kg a day.
In reserve for the Ayrshire breed was a heifer from the Davidson family, Haugh of Urr. Halmyre Urr Floralin 217 is by Gen-I-Beq Attico Red and calved for the first time in July. This was its first time out and was giving 37kg.
The Jersey breed champion for the second time was Bluegrass Shandys August Blondie from the Buchanan family, Ballantrae. The cow by Bluegrass Shimmer Sandy calved with its third calf in August and is classified EX94.
The Buchanan family made it a double by taking the reserve position for the second year in a row with Tintoview Tequila Blondie. The third calved cow by Tower Vue Prime Tequila calved in September and is classified VG87.
The calf championship also went to the Buchanan family with their Jersey, Tintoview Engineer Harvest. By Enniskillen Engineer, the calf was also inter-breed champion calf at Stranraer Show earlier in the season.
The reserve champion calf was Colvend Doorman Gloriette a Holstein by Val-Bisson Doorman from Steven Roan, Dalbeattie.
Calves (J. Boyd, Cambuslang) Supreme, R. Buchanan, Tintoview Engineer Harvest (Jersey); reserve, S. Roan, Colvend Doorman Gloriette (Holstein).
Ayrshires (J. Boyd) Sup., J.S. Watson, High Mark Obligation Melanie; res., K. Davidson, Halmyre Urr Floralin 217.
Holsteins (J. Boyd) Sup., B. and M. Yates, Logan Integral Jodie 3; res., B.and M. Yates, Lomond Berryhill Tory.
Jerseys (J. Boyd) Sup., R. Buchanan, Bluegrass Shandys August Blondie; res., R. Buchanan, Tintoview Tequila Blondie.