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delivered by Caesarean section.
WINTON’S
Her best record was her sixth,
when she yielded 8438 kg at
3.96% fat, and she bred three EX
and three VG daughters as well
EVERLASTING EVA’S
as producing three sons carrying
the Winton prefix. Horwood Pel
Renze was the sire of her eldest
daughter, Winton Pel Eva 2, who
The Eva’s at Winton have long been
was a true record breaker with
five yields in excess of 14,000 kg
associated with high production and
at 5% fat, appearing for many
longevity. Sarah Liddle went to visit
years in both the press and the
Guinness Book of World Records.
Peter and James Waring’s East
Perhaps the notoriety of this
cow in part goes to explaining
Yorkshire herd to discover more why Eva’s have consistently sold
about the Eva family’s history
well over the years, going on to
establish families for numerous
other UK breeders.
O
As the cow around which the
ver fifty years ago, John Waring made a trip to the Hunthill herd
Eva family developed, Winton
run by the Southwell brothers nearby in the old East Riding of
Pel Eva 2 bred six heifers and 10
Yorkshire. Spending £60, he purchased a young milking heifer out
sons during her 14 lactations in
of a graded up cow. John’s son Peter remembers, as a small boy, this
the late 1960s and 1970s. She was
supplementary cow was not very big, with an udder covered in veins
only flushed once, as an old cow
but she was, however, a 2000 gallon (9090 kg) 5% butterfat cow. The
to Ullswater Royal Sovereign,
young heifer was a daughter of a fashionable bull at that time called
resulting in a bull and a heifer, as
Terling Proctor, who had been proven in the Hunthill herd before being
her career came before ET took
sold to the MMB. Eventually the young Proctor daughter held in calf to
off. She bred Winton Equator 4,
Summerhouse Chrysler, a Hunday-bred bull that sired a lot of very milky,
a Tredene Jan Alidema son who
clean-boned cows. The resulting calf was Winton Chrys Eva, who started
is the most prominent sire from
the illustrious Eva family.
the family and was marketed by
Winton Chrys Eva, born in March 1959, calved 14 times and classified EX
Fred Williams of Semen World.
before unfortunately succumbing to arthritis in old age, with her last calf
Equator 4 won the Butterfat
trophy at the Society Sale at
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