Taking the overall championship in the Dairy Shorthorn ring at the Royal Welsh Show under judge Gary Norbury, Holmes Chapel, was Ian Harries’ Gelli Win Jill 2nd.
This Hardcore Othello's Moonshine daughter calved her third in May and is giving 51kg a day. She was heifer champion at the Royal Welsh Show 2012 and reserve champion here last year. Her dam is Marleycote Win Jill 6th, a Winbrook Chesterton daughter. She was described by Gary Norbory as: “A big upstanding cow with superb width to her udder.”
Reserve overall was Rob and Sue Morgan’s Ex91 classified Elkington Amber Princess 10. In her fourth lactation she calved in February and is giving 33kg a day. She’s back in-calf to Nejay Ernie and due in February. Sired by Loughdale Rising Star Red she is out of a home bred dam by Elkington King William. She was honourable mention at the National Show at Cheshire.
“My reserve champion oozed veins in her udder and was very correct of her teat placement,” added Gary.
Ian Harries also stood honourable mention with his heifer in milk Gelli Retinue Jill. She is a March calved Cogent Retinue Red daughter giving 31kg a day.
In the remainder of the classes Rachel Batchelor won the maiden heifer class with Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 43rd. She is a March 2013-born Churchroyd Lucky daughter.
Then winning the in-calf heifer class was Westonia Gay Lass from Rob and Sue Morgan. Born February 2012, she is by Rodway Reuben and out of Westonia Bacculum Lass.
Gelli Rebel Duchess from Ian Harries won the dry cow class, she is a six year old Kingsdale Libby’s Rebel daughter out of Chickdale Duchess 32nd.
1st Rachel Batchelor’s Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 43rd, by Churchroyd Lucky
2nd Ian Harries’ Gelli Joshi Darlington Cran, by Scheur Joshi Red
3rd Rob and Sue Morgan’s Morwood Prince Claribel, by Rodway Prince
1st Rob and Sue Morgan’s Westonia Gay Lass, by Rodway Reuben
1st Ian Harries’ Gelli Retinue Jill, by Cogent Retinue Red
2nd Rob and Sue Morgan’s Morwood Razzle Lass, by Willsbro Red Razzle
1st Ian Harries’ Gelli Rebel Duchess, by Kingsdale Libby’s Rebel
2nd Rob and Sue Morgan’s Rodway Mia 2nd, by Rodway Byron
Cow in-milk, having had two or three calves
1st Ian Harries’ Gelli Win Jill 2nd, by Hardcore Othello’s Moonshine
2nd Rob and Sue Morgan’s Westonia Gay Lass 5th, by Nejay Ernie
Senior cow in-milk
1st Rob Morgan’s Elkington Amber Princess 10th, by Loughdale Rising Star Red
Group of three
1st Ian Harries
2nd Rob and Sue Morgan
Heifer champion – Ian Harries’ Gelli Retinue Jill, by Cogent Retinue Red
Reserve heifer champion – Rob and Sue Morgan’s, by Morwood Razzle Lass
Overall champion – Ian Harries’ Gelli Win Jill 2nd, by Hardcore Othello’s Moonshine
Reserve overall champion – Rob and Sue Morgan’s Elkington Amber Princess 10th, by Loughdale Rising Star Red
Honourable Mention – Ian Harries’ Gelli Rebel Duchess, by Kingsdale Libby’s Rebel