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ABOVE LEFT Crossrigg Royal Lucy, a sister to Lucy 18, is another
VG from the EX Integrity pictured above right
ABOVE RIGHT Ewefields Lucy 16, the EX94-4E Integrity daughter
LEFT Leith Inspiration Lucy was the VG Savagedale Inspiration
daughter purchased by the Warhurst’s at Ewefields to start the
family
BELOW Ewefields Lucy 7 has been very successful in the show
ring, here she is crowned Northern Expo Grand Champion in 2005
her cleansing. She travelled to Starbuck son, Romandale
Cumbria along with her sisters Star Chief. The family is
by Russelldale Promise and therefore a native UK
Hanoverhill Raider, by which family, fitting in this year
time they were all Excellent, of the Society Centenary.
and at that time John preferred Lucy 7 could never be
the Raider sister, however described as having a
Lucy 7 was simply developing modern sire stack, with
and smouldering into the the Inspiration Lucy
magnificent framed cow she is bred from a Deehaven
today. Citation Star daughter, but the four nearest dam’s sires are all pluses on
The three Lucy sisters are fertility index (ranging from +3.9 to 8.5) and the Harrisons feel this has
bred from a VG86 Romandale made a significant contribution to the robustness and sustainability of
Star Chief who was the first Lucy 7 and current generations of the Lucy family at Crossrigg.
Lucy bred at Ewefields, as she During 2003 and 2004 the Weeton Jaguar Jed daughter, Lucy 7 was
in turn heralded from the continuing to come into her own winning at local Cumbrian shows and
EX92 Leath Inspiration Lucy developing a loyal following, with compliments coming from the likes
who was purchased by the of the late Michael Armstrong at Wolfa. In Summer 2004 as a fifth calver
Warhurst’s from a Crewe sale. she was Reserve Champion to the Durham Roxan cow of Stephen Bell’s
Leath Inspiration Lucy had (Holmland) at Penrith and by 2005, having calved again in the June,
been passed through the ring, she was unstoppable taking 26 trophies in the ring, while completing a
and shrewd buying saw her 11,919kg record. This success culminated in an All Britain nomination in
later win the Royal Show dry the mature cow class after she had scooped the Interbreed Champion
cow championship in the days title at Westmorland, the Grand Championship at Northern Expo,
when competition was tough. Interbreed Championship at the Dairy Event and won the senior cows at
Inspiration Lucy was sired by a the 2006 Agriscot.
bull owned by the Warhurst’s,
The following year she returned to be re-nominated in the All Britain’s
Savagedale Inspiration and
and was a regular senior cow in milk class winner at shows such as
was in turn bred to another
Skelton, Appleby and Penrith. By now her ability to breed was also
bull which Winston owned, the
coming through as the family started to win tickets in the Border and
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