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Dairy Show was a success

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By Fiona Reid
Dairy Show was a success

THIS year’s South West Scotland Dairy Show attracted a full ringside of spectators to see a great display of 62 dairy cattle from regular and new exhibitors, as well as 22 young handlers

With numbers up and a packed ringside, the show, was a huge success.

Winning the first class of the night was Sophie Brown in the junior showmanship, leading Meiklefirth Tatoo Erica. While, in a hotly contested senior handling class Katlyn McCormick emerged top of the line.

Champion calf was first time exhibitor Leanne Bertram’s January 2023-born Jersey calf, Clydevalley Lightning Gail 2, led by Georgie Bertram.

Standing reserve champion was Hexham’s Jack Baynes leading Marleycote Sea Lily 36, an August 2022-born daughter of the McCornick Nelson son, Changue Meikle Lad.

The Baynes’ trip from Hexham continued to be a successful one when they secured the Ayrshire Championship with Morwick Peggy 111 who is owned in partnership with Stuart Mullan.

Taking Reserve spot was Halmyre Urr Louise 376 VG87 (2yr) from Keith Davidson. This daughter of the Kamouraska Rockstar son, Halmyre Urr Rockstar, is only five weeks fresh in her second lactation. As a heifer in milk she was Interbreed Heifer Champion at the Royal Highland Show and Reserve Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show.

The Jersey Championship headed West to Wellhouse Colton Emerald from Hew, Wilma and Jack Howie’s Wellhouse Jerseys. Having calved in March, she is still giving 21 litres at 6.17%bf and 3.73%p and scored EX91, making her the fourth generation of excellent cows. Her first show was in July at Stranraer Show where she was Jersey Champion and Reserve Interbreed.

Donna Patterson led Cormick Call Me Minnie Moo to stand Reserve Champion. This heifer in milk, owned with her father Davie McCormick is sired by Audibel Jordan.

First time exhibitors T & M Irving from Canonbie took the Holstein Championship honours with their third calved daughter of Sandy-Valley Scenario. Fresh in July and averaging 3.7 milkings a day through the robot she is currently giving 60 litres.

Standing Reserve Champion was Logan Rubels Seisme VG88, the winner of the junior cow class from Brian and Michael Yates.

Commenting on the show, judge Euan Lawrie said: “South West Scotland Dairy Show is a very well organised and run show, the entry numbers and quality of entries was fantastic. The enthusiasm and quality of the youngster was great to see and bodes well for the future. “My championship line-up shows what I like, well balanced, correct animals with strength and dairyness, quality udders and great legs and mobility.”

Junior Handler

1, Sophie Brown

2, Harry McCormick

3, Jack Howie

Senior Handler

1, Katlyn McCormick

2, Ruby Patterson

3, Andrew Roan

Interbreed Junior Calf A

1, Newhousefarm Loyal Pansy 4, Newhouse Farming

2, Brownfield Citizen Denise, R C Gemmell

3, Crofthead Stepthen, W P Callander

Interbreed Junior Calf B

1, Clydevalley Lightning Gail 2, Leanne Bertram

2, Colvend Hampshire Anna, Steven Roan

3, Logan Jones Jordy Apple Tart, B & M Yates

Interbreed Senior Calf A

1, Marleycote Sea Lily 36, G G Baynes

2, Halmyre Urr Lizzie 3, Keith Davidson

3, Balcurvie Tea Rose, William McHarrie

Champion Calf: Clydevalley Lightning Gail, Leanne Bertram

Reserve Champion Calf: Marleycote Sea Lily 36, GG Baynes

Interbreed In-Calf Heifer

1, Logan Latenite Shania Red, B & M Yates

2, Aliann Sidekick Oralie, William McHarrie

3, Cormick Call Me Maggie May, Donna Patterson & Davie McCormick

Ayrshire Heifer in Milk

1, Culroy Rocky Amey 2, W A McDowall

2, Culroy Kintyre Amey, W A McDowall

3, Non-Pedigree, R C Gemmell

Ayrshire Cow in Milk

1, Morwick Peggy 111, G G Baynes

2, EB & BU, Halmyre Urr Louise 376, Keith Davidson

3, Fineview Rocky Teenie, Allan C Clark

Ayrshire Champion: Morwick Peggy 111, G G Baynes

Reserve Ayrshire Champion: Halmyre Urr Louise 376, Keith Davidson

Exhibitor Bred Ayrshire Champion: Halmyre Urr Louise 376, Keith Davidson

Jersey Heifer in Milk

1, EB & BU, Cormick Call Me Minnie Moo, Donna Patterson & Davie McCormick

Jersey Cow in Milk

1, EB & BU, Wellhouse Colton Emerald, Wellhouse Jerseys

Jersey Champion: Wellhouse Colton Emerald, Wellhouse Jerseys

Reserve Jersey Champion: Cormick Call Me Minnie Moo, Donna Patterson & David McCormick

Exhibitor Bred Jersey Champion: Wellhouse Colton Emerald, Wellhouse Jerseys

Holstein Heifer in Milk

1 & BU, Willsbro Tropic Sharon, Firthhead Partners

2 & EB, Logan Avatar Rae Red, B & M Yates

3, Colvend Santos Lola, Steven Roan

Holstein Junior Cow in Milk, had two calves

1 & EB, Logan Rubels Seisme, B & M Yates

2 & BU, Meiklefirth Rubels Seisme, Firthhead Partners

3, Colvend Piston Blass, Steven Roan

Holstein Cow in Milk

1, EB & BU, Non-Pedigree (Scenario), T & M Irving

2, Errolston Fit Mandy, B & V Davidson

3, Logan Fitz Becky, B & M Yates

Interbreed 50T Class

1, EB & BU, Errolston Fit Mandy, B & V Davidson

2, Logan Estate Jazz, B & M Yates

3, Hillhead Dalliance Brenda, Willie Fleming

Holstein Champion: Non-Pedigree (Scenario), T & M Irving

Res Champion: Logan Rubels Seisme, B & M Yates

Exhibitor Bred Holstein Champion: Bectonhall Scenario, T & M Irving