Scottish exhibitors returned from the inaugural UK Dairy Day, Telford, in fine form, having picked up a host of top awards including the championship in the novel team format in the Holstein judging which brought together cattle from a number of herds. There were a number of exhibitors from the South West who enjoyed success at the show.
This championship winning team of four beat off competition from 8 other teams from across the UK, highlighting the exceptional quality of the cows in the team.
Included in this team were Meiklefirth Plaid Lutske from David Yates, Parkend Sanchez Tamara from Brian Weatherup, Dilandy Debonair Tabitha Red from the Sheila Yates and Caroline Lawrie and Hugh Neilson’s Netherlea Jayz May.
Meiklefirth Plaid Lutske also stood reserve senior and reserve overall champion for David Yates from the Haugh-of-Urr. Sired by Windy-Knoll-View Plaid this second calver is out of a Jordan sired dam and calved in January. She was shown giving 42kg a day was interbreed champion at Ayr and Great Yorkshire Shows and then reserve at Dumfries Show earlier this year.
Other notable results included Logan Sid Edie from Brian Yates, Haugh-of-Urr which stood fourth in a strong class of senior two year olds, while Logan Alexander Belle from the same home stood third in the senior three year olds.
Sheila Yates and Caroline Lawrie’s Dilandy Debonair Tabitha stood second in the five year old class.
Coloured Breeds success
Scotland completed a clean sweep in the Brown Swiss section with judge Duncan Hunter tapping out Stranraer based Robert and Sheila McColm’s third calver Soulseat Jublend Beatrice as overall champion. Classified Ex93 this Jublend daughter is currently giving 36kg at 5.7%bf and 3.7%p having calved in June. She was breed champion at the Livestock Event 2013 and 2014, as well as interbreed exhibitor bred and reserve overall interbreed champion at Dairy Expo last year at Carlisle. Most recently she was interbreed champion at Stranraer Show.
Standing reserve spot was Jonny Lochhead, Dumfries, with the ninth calved Kedar Seattle Glenda. Classified Ex96 she calved in June and is giving 30kg a day having produced 70 tonnes lifetime. She was breed champion at the Dairy Event as a fourth calver and has an Ex92 classified fifth calved daughter who has a daughter selling at this year’s Black and White Sale.
Robert and Sheila McColm then completed the Scottish domination to with the eighth calved Highlight Pro-View Roseanna standing honourable mention. This Ex95 scored R Hart Protein Preview daughter has produced 55 tonnes in seven lactations. Fresh in July she is giving 42kg a day.
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