The supreme accolade of SuperCow at AgriScot was the Holstein champion, Icow Huddlesford Rosann
The third calver by Regancrest-GV S Bradnick out of an Alexander daughter was imported from Germany two years ago by the Icow Huddlesford partnership of Tom and Andy Cope, Staffordshire and Isaac Lancaster, North Yorkshire.
It was reserve champion at UK Dairy Day, champion at Staffordshire County and a winner at Dairy Expo earlier in the year.
Having calved in April it is currently giving 52kg daily and its heifer calf will be sold at the Black and White sale, Carlisle in December.
The 1000-mile journey from Carmarthenshire paid off for Nia Llewellin and family, who were showing at the event for the first time, when their home-bred Jersey third calver, Riverside Tequila Hazelnut, a Tower Vue Prime Tequila daughter, took the reserve rosette shown by Jeff Daw.
Already champion at the Jersey national show held at the Dairy Show, Shepton Mallet and inter-breed champion at Pembrokeshire County and classified EX93, it is one of 20 Jerseys which run alongside the family’s 250-head Clarby Holstein herd.
John Cousar, Kilmarnock who stepped in to judge the majority of the classes when original judge, Peter Prior became unwell, said it that in terms of quality it was the best show he had ever judged but there was very little between the top two with the Holstein just having more venation in its udder than the Jersey.
In the Ayrshire section the championship went to G. Lawrie and Sons, Ayrshire, and James McAlister, Bute, with Bruchag Talent Evelyn, a West Mossgiel Class Talent daughter, which took the SuperHeifer title at the event two years ago and won again as a second calver last year.
Sterndale Alchemy Noel Red, another former heifer breed champion at AgriScot took the Red and White cow championship for W.J. Nadin and Co, Buxton.
The overall Superheifer title went the Red and White winner, Eastford Atomium Kiwi Red. February 2015-born and by Gen-I-Beq Atomium Red, it is four weeks calved and currently giving 35kg daily. Owned by Eastford Holsteins, the partnership of Sheila Yates, East Logan and Caroline Gilmour, Sandyford, who have about 20 cows between them, it was being shown for the first time as a heifer.
Mr Cousar said the champion heifer had a slightly higher and wider rear udder and better teat placement than the reserve.
This was the Holstein champion, Sterndale As Rae, a June 2015-born daughter of Ms Atlees SHT Aftershock from W. J. Nadin and Co, Buxton, Derbyshire. Having calved in August, it was being shown for the second time after winning and taking the reserve intermediate title at UK Dairy Day.
Judge – Peter Prior, Essex and J. Cousar, Kilmarnock
Cows – Supreme, Huddlesford and Icow, Icow Huddlesford Rosann (Holstein): reserve, N. Llewellin, Riverside Tequila Hazelnut (Jersey).
Red and white – Sup., W.J. Nadin and Co, Sterndale Alchemy Noel Red; res., B. Weatherup, Parkend Director Starlet Red.
Jersey – Sup., N. Llewellin, Riverside Tequila Hazelnut; res., A.J. Wilson, Tregibby Tequila Panama.
Holstein – Sup., Huddlesford and Icow, Icow Huddlesford Rosann; res., W.W. Neilson, Overside Allemar Amanda.
Ayrshire – Sup., G. Lawrie and Sons, Bruchag Talent Evelyn; res., J. Adamson and Son, Swaites Bright Spark 5.
Sup., Eastford Holsteins, Eastford Atomium Kiwi Red (Red and White); res., W.J. Nadin and Co, Sterndale As Rae.
Holstein – Sup., W.J. Nadin and Co., Sterndale As Rae; res., A.H. Wilson, Tregibby Atwood Geraldine.
Jersey – B. Yates and Son, Logan Oliver P Glitter; res., A. F. Thomas, Gatrog Tequila Dream.
Red and White – Sup., Eastford Holsteins, Eastford Atomium Kiwi Red; res., J. and K. Rennie, Brocklehill Armani Honey.
Ayrshire – Sup., W. and A. Watson, Muir Real Ursula; res., A. and S. Lawrie, Cuthill Towers Harrys Miss Blondie.