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THE UK’S TOP
SCORED COWS
These four cows reached the
dizzy heights of EX97 or EX96
for the fi rst time last year
Applevue Rudy Mattia EX97-4E
Bred by Applevue Farms, Ontario, Canada
Owned by Alderbarrow & Riverdane Holsteins
A well known daughter of Rudolph, Mattia has been
a regular performer over many years for Mark and
Susan Nutsford. She has also achieved the maximum classifi cation score with each lactation. Mattia is a third generation
VG or EX, as she has a VG88 Inspiration dam and VG85 Tab grand dam. Now in her fi fth lactation, Mattia graced the cover
of our Marketing issue in December 2008. She has three 305 day records exceeding 17,000 kg with a best record of 17,866
kg at 4.43% fat and 3.0% protein. A regular contender in the show ring, Mattia’s most recent successes include wining the
Championship at Agriscot in both 2005 and 2008, third placed Mature cow at the 2009 Centenary NHS and Honourable
Mention All Britain Mature cow in 2008. Mattia has produced 95,740 kg in four completed lactations and has already bred
eight VG daughters, as well as three VG and two EX sons.
Pedran Integrity Clover 25 EX96-4E
Bred and owned by T, S & A Philips
A fourth generation straight EX, Clover is an Integrity daughter from the Phillips family in Pembrokeshire, South Wales.
She has been developed from the purchase of Wenron Baron daughter Abbeygrove Clover, who calved nine times and
bred four EX daughters at Pedran, including the EX91-2E Starbuck Clover 3, who in turn bred three EX daughters, including
the Horace dam of Integrity Clover 25. Clover 25 has four lactations over 10,000 kg with her best record being her third at
11,349 kg at 5.5% fat and 3.07% protein, while she scored EX96 in her fi fth lactation in June 2008 after freshening with a
Goldwyn bull in February of last year. She has bred VG daughters by Dante, Ford, and Mr Drham Sam.
Langley Edmond Win BFE96-4E
Bred and owned by C J & G R Carnell
A third generation EX, sired by homebred bull Langley Edmond (by Holmland Diamond), Langley Edmond Win is the British
Friesian representative, achieving EX96 in her seventh lactation in March 2008. With an EX97 mammary, this cow has a top
record of 10,826 kg at 4.35% fat and 2.98% protein in her fi fth. Her youngest daughter is by Grove Breadwinner, being
born in November 2007, while she has also bred
a BFG+83 Holmland Diamond daughter and two
sons by Grove Breadwinner and Cauldcoats Thor.
Canrikka BC Violet EX96-8E
Bred by B J & S R Williams
Owned by K & C Wilson
Described in the last issue as ‘everything we could
wish for in a cow’, Violet has been a tremendous
stalwart for the Wilson’s at Warnelview. She has
given over 100 tonnes so far in nine lactations
and is calf again for June, to Talent. The best
record of this Boulet Charles daughter is her sixth
305 record when she gave 12,930 kg at 4.63%
fat and 3.41% protein. She is bred from a VG85
Flemingdale Roland dam and has already bred
VG daughters by Rubens and Outside, both of
which are at Warnelview. The 1996 born cow
was a restocking purchase who is still winning
accolades, the latest being the Border & Lakeland
Iron Grandma class in their 2009 Winter Classic
competition.
46 THE JOURNAL JUNE 2009
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