More dairy character in new generation BH cows
By Jessica Buss
NEW generation British Holstein cows showed more dairy character than the older generation animals seen at the British Holstein Societys National Holstein show.
Italian Judge, Guiseppe Quaini, said he now saw two types in the showring, compared with just the older type of cow seen at the BHS autumn show he judged in 1994.
Older cows shown had frame and functional ability. But younger cows displayed breed improvement, still having frame but with more dairy character, he said.
He placed G F A Williams Glenridge Raider Cinema as the Supreme Champion, adding this to her Supreme Champion title from last years European Dairy Farming Event.
"She is a complete cow that everyone would want, with a combination of power and a balance of all traits. She is deep in the chest with great capacity – a milking machine," said Mr Quaini.
Smiddlehill Jed Erle, reserve cow owned by the Field of Dreams Syndicate of Ian Montgomery, John Gough and Mike Halliwell, had good show appeal and a good udder, he added.
Supreme champion G F A Williams intermediate cow in milk and senior elite cow Glenridge Raider Cinema; res, Field of Dreams Syndicates junior cow in milk Smiddlehill Jed Erle.
Champion heifer in-milk T Taylors Eaveshall Raider Magique 2; res, A Lairds Chrishill Jed Irene.
Junior champion A E Bristows Weeton Astre Jane; res, Field of Dreams Syndicates Avondale Skychief Oprah.
Champion calf F D Faulkner and Sons Fielders Magic Lira; res, F D Faulkner and Sons Fielders Mason Jupiter.
Dry cow K Leachs Glenridge Star Cocoa; res, A Astle and Sons Astonoak Blackstar Sundae.
Best udder in show Nadin and Nutsfords junior cow in milk Gerdoth Benefit Sarah.
Best animal bred by exhibitor T Taylors intermediate heifer in milk Eaveshall Raider Magique; res, G F A Williams intermediate cow in milk Penrikka Llewelyn Lavender.
All Britain producer of dam or daughter/dam pair R J and D Loftus Farms; res, P Hill and Son.
All Britain breeders group F D Faulkner and Son (Fielders); res, A M Jones (Calcourt).
Premier breeder and exhibitor of junior show F D Faulkner and Son; res, R J and D Loftus Farms.
Premier breeders of senior show W and I Montgomery; res, F D Faulkner and Son.
Premier exhibitor of senior show Jolyan Farms; res, R J and D Loftus Farms.
Italian judge Guiseppe Quaini (right) selected Glenridge Raider Cinema as the BHS National Holstein Show supreme champion.