Legendary Holstein cow Dalesend Storm Maude from Hefyn Wilson has just taken her fourth Royal Welsh interbreed dairy title, having last won it two years ago.
Maude, who calved in March and is now in her sixth lactation is currently giving 60 litres a day and has given a massive 106t of milk so far in her lifetime. Judge Andrew Jones of Wrexham praised Maude for her longevity, but said it was essential for cows not just to live a long time, but to milk well in that lifetime too. “This cow is an excellent example of a cow doing just that. She just keeps on giving milk year in year out and still has a womnderful udder and moves amazingly well, being as smooth as a train in her locomotion.”
A delighted Mr Wilson told Taking Stock that Maude would next be out at the Welsh Dairy Show as she would be unable to attend the Dairy Event and Livestock Show due to bluetongue restrictions.
Standing reserve to the Holstein was the Jersey champion, Arwyn Wilson’s third calving cow Bluegrass Jazzman Pams Panama, bred by Brian Daw. Panama is currently giving 40 litres a day and is another excellent example of her breed said Mr Jones. “Her udder carriage and movement are just superb for her breed and she look’s in tremendous form today.”