By Rhian Price
In the dairy section an Ex91 fifth calving Ayshire cow took the top honors in the interbreed championship at the Royal Welsh
Sired by Middle Milestone Emerald and out of Middle Rosemary 2, it was the first outing so far this season for Middle Lady Milestone. She is projected to give 9, 500 litres.
She was exhibited by P & S Williams, from the Camrose herd, in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, who run a herd of 180 Ayrshires and Holsteins.
In reserve stood SP & SR Davies’ Black and white champion Castellhyfryd Sprite Rosina, from Brynhyfryd farm, in Whitland, Carmarthenshire.
The fresh second calver is sired by Cederwal Sprite and is out of Castellhyfryd Sepstorm Rosina. She is currently giving 50 litres of milk-a-day.
Today’s outing follows on from an excellent showing season last year, with the homebred cow winning National Champion at the Dairy Event and supreme cow at last year’s Royal Welsh show.
The Davies family now plans to take her on to Nationals in September.
Commenting on his placing the Judge, Arthur Laurie, who farms 200 Ayrshires in Milnathort, Fife, said the Ayrshire was a superb animal, with good strength throughout.
“In second the Holstein really gave the Ayrshire the edge through her front end.”
Mr Laurie applauded the exhibitors for their showmanship and preparation.
“It is great to get two such good cows. Overall the entries were excellent. Even the Jersey and the Shorthorn gave them a run for their money.”
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FIZTHUGH DAIRY BREEDS CHAMPIONSHIP (pair consisting breed champion and one other)