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LEFT Crossrigg Lucy 18 is a
VG87 grand daughter of the
founding member of the Lucy
family at Crossrigg, and now
has a son on test sired by Acme,
a full brother to Advent.
LOOKING OUT FOR LUCY
For Fred Harrison and two sons John & Richard at Crossrigg in Cumbria,
as for numerous other breeders, Foot and Mouth saw the decimation of
years of breeding. However out of the tragedy the Harrison’s have
emerged and flourished, in part due to the phenomenal success of
one cow, the now 13 year old Ewefields Lucy 7
FAR LEFT &
LEFT Ewefields
Lucy 7 was
part of the
Ewefields herd
purchased at
restocking by
the Harrison’s.
On the far left
she is pictured
as an 8th
calver, on the
left in her 6th
lactation
T
he story begins when John was chatting to the late Tom Carrick Looking back, John
(of Ullswater notoriety), back in 2001. Tom’s daughter is married remembers that Winston said
to Winston Warhurst from the Ewefields herd and mention was made Lucy 7 was the best purchase in
that the Ewefields herd was for sale. John and family intended to buy the herd, but he was reticent.
a whole herd when restocking, and they subsequently did, purchasing At that time she had completed
the 220 head from Ewefields in August 2001. In December, the recently her heifer lactation (when she
married John and wife Debbie moved down to the Warhurst’s farm in had scored GP84), and was
December to milk the Ewefields herd in-situ for three months until they a VG 3
rd
calver who had just
could move the herd back to Cumbria in early 2002. calved with twins and held
38 THE JOURNAL OCTOBER 2009
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