Judge, Edward Griffiths, of South Yorkshire said this year’s AgriScot SuperCow was a ‘runaway winner’ and a fantastic example of the Holstein breed for any commercial and pedigree farmer.
Brought up from Derbyshire by Yasmin Bradbury and Bill Nadin, the home-bred Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody is in its fifth lactation and giving 55kg daily after calving in June. Scored EX96, it is bred from 13 generations of EX cows and was champion at the UK Dairy Expo.
Reserve SuperCow was the Jersey champion, Clydevalley Governor Flora, from the Hunter Family, Lanark. Calving in September with its fourth calf and giving 42kg daily, it is classified EX93 and was breed champion at AgriScot and the Royal Highland Show in 2013 and SuperHeifer in 2011.
The reserve Holstein champion went to Saraha Goldwyn Sara 2, from David and Claire Jones, Monmouthshire, who also secured the SuperHeifer title earlier in the day.
Izzy Wright, Staffordshire, was on the halter of the reserve Jersey, Fourcrosses Ringmaster Pepper, shown in its fourth lactation.
Winning the Ayrshire section was James and David Lawrie, Kinross, with their third calver, Cuthill Towers White Patch 11. Calving in July and giving 40kg, this is the first major championship for the home-bred cow.
Reserve Ayrshire was Keith, Jane and Colin Davidson, Haugh of Urr, with the second calver, Halmyre Urr Louise 260.
Securing the red and white top honours was Sheila Yates, Castle Douglas, and Caroline Lawrie, Prestwick, with Dilandy Debonair Tabitha Red. In its third lactation and giving 50kg, it was SuperCow here in 2012 and this year took the inter-breed championship at the Royal Highland and Dumfries shows and was reserve champion at the Great Yorkshire Show.
James and David Lawrie followed in reserve with the second calver Cuthill Towers Mystic Molly 7.
Clinching the SuperHeifer title were the Jones’, of Wiltor and Saraha Holsteins, Monmouthshire, with Ortongrange Snowman Alysia.
Bought from Kevin Rickard, also from Monmouthshire, at the Royal Welsh Show where it stood second in its class, the VG87 Flevo Genetics Snowman daughter calved in May and is giving 40kg daily.
Mr Griffiths tapped out the first prize Jersey heifer, Saxown Tequila Alexandra 6, as his reserve. Jointly owned by Robert Butterfield and Tony Burton, both from Lancaster, it was bought from Richard Saxby, Lancashire, at Gargrave show in August where it was heifer champion. Calving in April and currently giving 20kg daily, it was also Jersey heifer champion at the UK Dairy Day.
Top of the line-up for the red and whites was Brian Weatherup, Fife, with Parkend Director Starlet Red and leading the Ayrshire class was Brieryside Pearlstone Swan from Gilmour and Jim Lawrie, Prestwick.
Agriscot Jersey Champion
Agriscot Ayrshire Champion
Agriscot red and white champion