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DAIRY EVENT 2009
NO DALLYING FOR DILYS
The last Dairy
Event to be held
at Stoneleigh
attracted a strong
entry of top
quality cows and
it was a show
worth seeing,
with classes
strong enough to
compete for show
of the year. Alison
Maddrell reports.
J
ohn Garnett of the Milnthorpe herd in Cumbria was Garnett just couldn’t get past. In turn, Cinderella led over
given the honour of judging the last Dairy Event at Peak Allen Rachel from YK Bradbury, moving better on her
Stoneleigh Park before 2010 sees the relocation of this feet and legs.
popular industry event to the NEC in Birmingham. Milking A smaller class of Intermediate Cows followed that gave
classes are the single focus of this show so Junior Heifers in the Wilson’s the opportunity to go one better with their
Milk were first in the ring, with judge Garnett leading off homebred third calver Tregibby TG Lynda. Considered a
with Wills Brothers Limited’s Peak Sam Frantoosh, the most handy winner, this tall, very stylish black cow took the title
well balanced, well put together heifer in the ring with what
over a pair of entries from this year’s Premier Pedigree
judge Garnett considered an awesome rear udder. She was
Herd, for the way she handled her legs, correct tail setting
given the advantage over Beanfield Douglas Ebony from
and extra length through her front end. RA Bown’s
Roston Partners and I Williamson for her teat placement,
Richaven Astronomical Christina stood in second over
rump structure and locomotion, with Ebony taking second
herdmate Edwern Blitz Bridget for her extra depth of rib.
ahead of SL & PS Bell’s Holmland Golden Oralie for her style
A tremendous display of older cows was on show in
and extra length, especially through her head and neck.
the Senior Cow in Milk class but judge Garnett had
A strong class of ten Senior Heifers then entered the ring
no hesitation in pulling in the 2009 NHS Champion
with Drointon Holsteins’ Drointon Ladino Hope taking the
Bassingthorpe Leader Dilys 10 from Wills Brothers Ltd.
honours. Her size, power, depth of rib and strength through
Leading the way for her super mammary and walking on
the top gave her the advantage over Aintree Holsteins Ltd’s
great feet and legs, this fifth calver led a sixth calf entry
Aintree Goldwyn Nugget B, Reserve Champion Heifer from
from the Long Partners, Wagtail Lee Jed 2 for her extra
the Royal Show. Judge Garnett commented that it was her
depth through her fore and rear rib and the quality of
quality of udder that took her over the most well balanced
veination through her udder. In turn, Lee Jed 2 stood
heifer in the class, Tom and Andy Cope’s Huddlesford Melody
ahead of TH Cope & Son’s Huddlesford CL Hedgerose for
Highlight.
more dairyness throughout and preferable teat length and
The Heifer Championship followed and judge Garnett
shape.
awarded the honours to the Junior class winner, admiring
The Championship was an impressive line up of balanced,
Peak Sam Frantoosh for her awesome balance. The tall,
modern dairy cows with great udders and power all the
framey Drointon Ladino Hope was awarded the Reserve title
way through. Mr Garnett commented on the quality on
and was followed by the second placed Senior Heifer, Aintree
show throughout the day stating what an honour and
Goldwyn Nugget B in Honourable Mention.
a pleasure it had been to judge. He then went on to
Junior Cows in Milk were next up, and again, the ring was
announce his Champion and outlined the qualities of
full. Mark Nutsford was on the halter of the winning second
the popular Bassingthorpe Leader Dilys 10, pointing out
calver here, Joseph Heler Farms’ Helton Talent Clarisa 2. Not
that this is a cow that is great from every angle; sharp,
the biggest cow in the class, she was given the advantage
clean and dairy with a great mammary system. Reserve
over AH Wilson & Son’s Ridgefield Goldwyn Cinderella for
Champion went to another incredibly balanced cow, the
her balance, depth of rib and awesome udder that judge
entry from Joseph Heler Farms, Helton Talent Clarisa 2 and
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