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FAR LEFT A young Robert
Butterfi eld with Eva 161,
Reserve Champion at the
Kendal Show in 1988.
LEFT Winton Pel Eva 3
was a full sister to Pel
Eva 2, but born 12 years
later.
Reserve Champion
at Driffi eld as a
milking heifer
later in the same
year, but was
never shown
again. Looking
back fondly,
Peter describes
LEFT Winton Chrys Eva EX, who
her as “a great cow with a
founded the family at Winton, was
lovely body, perfect frame and a great
born in March 1959 and calved
front end”. She used these attributes to great
14 times before succumbing to
effect, going on to produce over 160 tonnes of milk in her
arthritis.
lifetime. Twelve years on from Pel Eva 2’s birth in 1962, her full sister was
ABOVE Winton Jordan Eva joined
born, who simply bore no resemblance!
the Longburn herd in Cumbria
Over the years, the Winton herd has had seven sales (including 1977,
after the 2006 Winton Sale, where
‘80, ‘82, ‘86, ‘89 and 2006) and at each sale Eva’s have been sold because
she is now scored VG89.
they were marketable, the fl agship family before the Meg’s became
established. This has been possible because the family has always bred on
and, fi rst and foremost, they are good in the parlour.
Burton today, with Winton Gibson
At the last Winton sale in 2006, Winton Jordan Eva was sold to the
Eva VG88 (a seventh generation
Harrison family’s Longburn herd in Cumbria. She went VG89 in her fourth
VG or EX who has recorded a
lactation, bred a VG88 Convincer with the Winton prefi x and has left
second lactation at 4.76% fat and
young heifers at Longburn by Champion and Henkeseen Stilo. Her two
3.4% protein) and Winton Moto
nearest dams were the EX92-3E Charles Eva and EX93-4E Raider Eva.
Eva 3 vying for top honours as
D Crooks of the Inkersall herd near Chesterfi eld bought two Eva’s at the
the Waring’s favourite current
1985 sale, including the 2,200gns Winton Eva 55. She was line bred, being
Eva. Gibson Eva is a good young
by the Eva bull Winton Equation from three EX dams, and went on to cow who has 2007-born twins by
score VG as well as breeding two VG daughters, extending the pedigree Braedale Bambam. Moto Eva 3
line of Eva’s into Derbyshire. GP82-2yrs (by a Jocko Besne son
Wenron Baron daughter Winton Eva 107 EX91 was sold to the Picston from the Meg family, Winton
herd before going to Jimmy Irving’s Janhaven herd. There she bred a Moto) is a heifer calved 120 days,
VG85 Walkerbrae Administrator daughter, who was later bought by the giving 40 kg per day and served
Warings, reintroducing this line of Eva’s from which a VG88 Gibson in the to Mario Xacobeo. Her dam was
herd today descends via Astre, Skychief and Storm crosses. Winton Eva a Machoman daughter, followed
161 EX90-4E was bought by the Butterfi elds of Ingleview at the 1986 sale by three generations VG with the
and was part of their show team for many years, while Winton Eva 142 eighth dam being the Hunthill
EX91-2E went to Stardale. cow.
The most expensive Eva sold made 6000gns at the 1989 sale, selling to The Eva family is another
Rob Dickson of the disbanded Upsall herd in Cleveland. Winton Eva 122 example of the potency many
EX91 was by Winton Citation and was Reserve Champion at the 1986 indigenous families have within
Great Yorkshire Show after being second in her class to a cow from Geoff
the UK. For over 50 years, the
Wilson’s Snow herd, bred at Northsea. Eva 122 completed 10 lactations,
family has developed at Winton
with a best record of 10,856 kg at 4.19% fat and 3.01% protein in her fi fth,
and established itself in numerous
breeding the Eva 161 who went to Ingleview and fi ve daughters at Upsall.
breeders’ herds. Synonymous with
Looking at the present day, the most recently registered Eva at Winton
longevity (and a world record
is Winton Marcus Eva, born in early December of last year, a Regancrest
breaker in the 1970s and 1980s)
HHF Marcus daughter of an as yet unscored Braedale Freeman. This is 12
and generations of good cows
generations on from the Hunthill Eva purchase and her pedigree includes
with depth of pedigree, there
six cows scored in the highest grade. There are nine Eva’s residing at Cherry
have now been in excess of 20 EX
and 50 VG Eva’s registered.
50 THE JOURNAL JUNE 2009
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