Dairy show exhibits cream of the crop

UK - There were few signs of an industry in the doldrums in the rings at the Welsh Dairy Show.
calendar icon 24 October 2006
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A succession of judges praised the competition line-ups as "superb" and the supreme champion cow, the four-year-old 2nd calver Ayrshire Haresfoot Betty 33, dropped just a single point from 40 on the way to victory over the four other breed champions.

One of 17 Gwynnog Ayrshires milked by Geraint Thomas alongside 115 Holsteins at Tyreglwys Farm, Llanelli, Betty was breed champion at the United Counties and Pembrokeshire shows this year. She gives some 9,000 litres at 4.5% butterfat and 3.4% protein.

The champion heifer was Shellen Progress Kate, a two-year-old in-milk Jersey from the Erie herd of Edward, Eiddwen and Iwan Morgan from Nantybwla, Carmarthen.

The Morgans also took the Interbreed Group of Three, and narrowly missed a remarkable hat-trick; their 2nd calver Osberton Genevive 21 was reserve supreme champion.

Source: icwales.icnetwork.co.uk

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