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WINNER of last weeks 20th National Holstein Show, but the first held under the Holstein UK and Ireland banner, was Welcome Stormy Lightening.
Shown by joint owner David Swale, she topped the 412 entries from 122 exhibitors at the show, judged by US breeder Brian Garrison. The cows other two owners are Alan Swale, Joylan Farms, and Roy Beattie of the Delevan herd.
Welcome Stormy Lightening was sired by Diamond Oak Stormy – a Blackstar son – and yielded 12,395kg at 3.9% fat and 3.2% protein in her third 305-day lactation. Following her fourth calving in October, she is currently yielding 62kg a day.
While reserve champion Excalibar Saucy Skychief had the best udder in the show, Welcome Stormy Lightening had better overall conformation particularly in her mobility, leg-set, frame and body, said Mr Garrison.
National Holstein show results
Supreme champion Heavenly, Joylan and Delevan Holsteins senior cow Welcome Stormy Lightening; res, E M Wolfendens junior cow Excalibar Saucy Skychief; honourable mention, Firm of W Neilsons senior heifer in-milk Overside RC Matt Roberta.
Exhibitor bred champion F D Faulkner and Sons junior cow Fielders Ked P Elizabeth; res, J M and J L Deanes intermediate cow Joelee Raider Bevin.
Best udder E M Wolfendens junior cow Excalibar Saucy Skychief.
Senior in-milk champion Heavenly, Joylan and Delevan Holsteins senior cow Welcome Stormy Lightening; res, R J and D Loftus Farms intermediate cow Robrook Astre Annette.
Junior champion E M Wolfendens junior cow Excalibar Saucy Skychief; res F D Faulkner and Sons junior cow Fielders Ked P Elizabeth.
Champion heifer in-milk Firm of W Neilsons senior heifer in-milk Overside RC Matt Roberta; res E M Wolfendens junior heifer Frandale Charles Carina.
Junior champion Groby Lodge Estates in-calf heifer Bennville Mason Nalalma; res, C B Cooper and Partners in-calf heifer Lillyhall Manila.
Calf champion E Seatons autumn calf Styche Ernlo Milly; res, M K and S E Millers summer calf Shanael Storm Hana.