DAIRY INTERBREED: Taking the dairy interbreed championship under judge Mark Logan who farms on the Clandeboye Estate, Bangor, County Down was the Holstein breed champion from Brian Yates, Castle Douglas with Logan L H Pamela. Sired by Logan Hershel this third calved cow, who last calved on 6 April was giving 10,000l in her second lactation and 50l a day. This is the second Holstein champion the Yates family have scooped at the Royal Highland Show since 2006 and isn’t the first win for Pamela who scooped the title of All Britain’s Junior Cow.
Taking the reserve title was the EX 91 Ayrshire cow from Robin and James Barr. Calderglen Silverbell 7 is giving 40l and is by Calderglen Jubilee.
Commenting on his champion judge Mark Logan said: “The Holstein had overall strength and balance and a little more height at the top of the udder.”
Mr Logan said there was little in it between the reserve Ayrshire and the Jersey cow forward from Miss Alison Hunters with Clydevalley Governor Magics. Mr Logan said the Ayrshire had a couple more calves than the Jersey and stood slightly better.
JUNIOR INTERBREED: Andrew and Alison Bunting’s red and white Holstein Sterndale Sterling Judie Red by Ardross Sterling. Bred by W J Nadin this 2.5 year-old-heifer which calved on 26 October last year is yielding 60kg a day. Judie was champion at Dairy Expo this year and will be attending local shows later in the year.
In reserve was G and G Templeton’s Knowe White Kate 178 by Steradale Rose Royce Red.