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06 NEWS SAM AND TRACEY WAKE


On the 2nd April at St Mary's Church, Burton Latimer, owners of Blydale Holstein Sam Wake and Tracey Colston got married after nine years together. They have two sons, Edward, two, and Oliver, one. They are pictured with Blydale Atwood Missy Girl VG87 two year old who was honourable mention All Britain Calf 2013.


WWS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT


World Wide Sires have awarded a lifetime


achievement award to Bryan Challenor for his contribution to the industry. The award was presented at the World Distributors Conference in Budapest, Hungary, on Wednesday 18th May. Since Bryan was diagnosed with Motor Neurones Disease his family and friends have fund raised for MNDA. This year his son, Nick, rowed the length of the river Severn and daughter Catherine ran the London Marathon. On the 15th May a group of friends and family cycled day seven of last year’s John O’Groats to Lands End route from Shrewsbury to Abergavenny. If you would like to support their fund raising you can donate by following the link on the website www.cyclingforbryan.co.uk


BREEDERS ACHIEVEMENT Ramsdell Poppy 7 LP110


Ramsdell Poppy 7, a 15 year old GP84 cow has reached 118,758kg in 13 lactations. She is one of 400 cow in Farley Farms’ Bearsted herd, Reading. Poppy is the eldest of a group of Ramsdell matrons bred by W J Liddiard in the neighbouring county of Hampshire. Her 13 lactations averaged 9100kg at 3.94%bf with an impressive 373 day calving interval with a top yield of 12,539kg at 3.9% 858kg CFP. At the start of her ninth lactation she also produced her only surviving daughter Bearsted Dolman Poppy and she too has given 12,548kg 3.5% 825kg CFP in her fourth lactation. Poppy 7 is a daughter of the noted Blackstar son Eastview Meadowlord while her GP dam was line bred to Valiant being by Townson Lindy and out of a VG Hanoverhill Designer daughter. John Trott, herd manager for Farley Farm.


MARATHON ACHIEVEMENT


Holstein breeder Willie Fleming from the Hillhead herd at Gretna completed the London Marathon in a respectable time of 4:17. He was running for Multiple Sclerosis and raised more than £6000.


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