Holstein takes Royal Highland dairy interbreed championship

Taking the silverware home in the dairy interbreed section at this year’s Royal Highland Show was Alistair Laird and Frank Lawson, Peebles, with their Holstein champion Almondene Whitney. This November 2004 senior cow was bred by Mr Lawson and is by Oseeana Astronomical.

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This second calver gave 10,000 litres as a heifer and is one of 500 cows run by Mr Laird and was tapped out as champion by Jersey and Limousin breeder Robert Graham.

Taking reserve was the Jersey chamion from Robert Hunter, Lanarkshire. Clydevalley Julian Flora is homebred and is sired by Valleystream Julian and is out of Clydevalley Sambo Flora and is predicted to give 8600 litres in her now third lactation. She is one of 25 Jerseys run alongside 75 black and whites.

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