In the Brown Swiss Championship, Kedar Becks Alice from Jonathan Lochhead, Beyond the Barn, Mouswald, Dumfries took home the silverware.
Judge Kevin Thomas picked Alice for her breed character through the head, her deepness through the heart and a good strong walk. “With strong feet and legs, there is no doubt she will be around for a long time,” he said.
This one is by Kedar Becks and out of Kedar Prelude Alice. She comes from the Lochhead’s 150 cow, organic Brown Swiss herd which is averaging 8000litres. Kedar becks Alice gave 9000 litres last year at 3.6 protein and is currently yielding 35 kg/day.
In reserve was Kedar Special Melanie from R and S McColm. Shown by Robert McColm, this was her first time in the ring. She calved in December and is giving 33litres/day. By Quincy Even Special and out of Kedar 56, she is one of 40 Brown Swiss kept by the McColms alongside their herd of 150 black and whites.
In the Shorthorn Championship, N Madely of Cherry Oak Farm, Monkhall got the top spot with Nejay Erin 2. Judge Seimon Thomas complemented her on her fine udder and good presence in the ring. This one is by Morwick Sand Ranger and out of Cotley Erin 72.
In reserve was Elkington Gentle from M S and E A E Davies, Troedyrhiw, Carmarthen. Praised for her tremendous body and good dairyness, she is by Horizon ranger red and out of Greystones Gentle 2.
The Guernsey Championship was taken by Bickfield Rainbow 51. She is by Slindon Posies Ambionic Ggbp and out of Bickfield Rainbow 26.
This one is owned in partnership between Neil and Kim Sales and Colin Evans, 83 Charlton Road, Midsomer Norton.
This second calver calved on 23 November and is giving 46.5 litres/day. This is the first time Mr Evans has shown his own cattle, but has shown for others over the last 30 years.
In reserve was winner of the senior class, Luckley Sylvia 15 from I and D Crouch, Chettle Farms, Blandford Forum. She is by Jensgolden Proking Royal Oak and out of Luckley Sylvia 10.