There may have been less than 20 cows entered in to the Holstein classes but they still reined supreme in the interbreeds. Taking the champion title was an EX90 classified forth calver Hawksmoor Abbess 36 from Robert Clare, Market Drayton, Shropshire. Despite the fact Mr Care has been attending the Three Counties Show for 25 years it is the first time he has taken away a piece of silverware. This was won giving 45 litres daily.
In reserve was the Jersey cow from Emma Murray, Wolverhampton. This is the first major title for this second caver which is yielding 30 litres and is likely to make an appearance at the Royal Welsh Show next month.
Judge Tim Quick from Somerset said the Holstein may have been the oldest cow in the ring but she still had a tremendous body, with the udders holding up well. “It was the coverage on the front teats that gave advantage to the Holstein over the Jersey,” he said.