British-bred Holstein takes big win in Spain

One of the biggest Holstein shows in Europe took place last month in Spain. The provincial show in Astutias in the North is one of Spain’s most prestigious agricultural events and attracts breeders from all over Europe.

Junior champion was a Holstein heifer bred by Drointon Holsteins from Staffordshire owned by Andrew McKellar. Drointon Journalist Sara she also had an impressive win at this year‘s UK National Holstein Show at Bingley Hall winning the Autumn Calf class.


Sara’s dam is a sister to Copywood Integrity Sara Red EX90 National Champion 2005. She was sold to Quim Serabbassa and Casa Regalao through the World Wide Sires EX Factor sale held in Borderway with Harrison and Hetherington. In the same sale Drointon also sold another calf to the same partnership that stood second in the summer yearling class. Quim Serrabbassa who imported the calves said the UK is quickly becoming the number one place in Europe to find the best Holsteins. “If the UK starts to attend the European Shows with their cattle I’m sure they will be very successful.”

Grand Champion at show went to Gualdi Lee Sedia a Comestar Lee daughter from Italy, Reserve went to DB Claire a Regancrest Emory Derry daughter from France both the Champion and Reserve were owned by Casa Regalao.