The Shorthorns shone at this year’s Stafford County Show having the largest number of entries in the dairy section. Under the careful eyes of judge Richard Baynes, Marleycote Northumberland, Rob Kite from Milwich Stafford clinched the Championship honors with Cotonhall Joy 3rd.
The Riverdane Adventure Red daughter is no stranger to such accolades having won the Interbreed heifer Championship here in 2012 and the Junior Championship at the National Show the same year. The EX92 1* cow calved her fourth in March and is giving 32kgs daily with 4.5%F and 3.3%P
Judge Richard Baynes admired “the maturity of this cow, the style she oozed with superb bone quality and depth of rib.”
Reserve also went to R Kite with Cotonhall Duchess Ann 16th VG87 “a cow that had a spectacular bloom of udder today and is definitely a cow to watch in the future.” In her second lactation, this Drisgol Watzon daughter calved in April is giving 32kgs daily and stood top on her first outing.
Further class results saw IRG Collins & Partners win the heifer in milk class with Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 41st. An Atwell Atom daughter “with great style and a tremendous udder attachment”, she calved in January and is already back in calf to Lemon Grove Bellagio. RST & SA Morgan won the in calf heifer class with Morwood Prince Claribel and the dry cow class with Rodway Lisbet 11th both cows displaying “great dairy strength and capacity”.
The maiden heifer class was split and saw R Kite take the top spot in the senior class with Cotonhall Lilly’s Joy a Syd Abru daughter that had “such ring presence and paraded on excellent legs and feet”. Whilst the junior class saw Tom Morgan top with Morwood Franklin Foggathorpe Lass, a calf “that had exceptional length and openness of rib” in a strong class of nine calves.
Day two of Stafford boasts the interbreed classes which were judged by Owain Harries, Gelli Carmarthenshire. Congratulations go to the group of four, the pair and the heifer in milk who snagged reserve in all their classes, the judge was looking for conformity, dairy strength and cows that would last, features that the breed exude.
Thank you to all the exhibitors who put in the effort and turned out a wonderful display of Dairy Shorthorn cattle.
Senior Heifer Born on or after 1st January 2014
1st R Kite - Cotonhall Lilly’s Joy
2nd R Madeley - Rodway Lady Laura 86
3rd R Madeley - Rodway Red Rose 50
4th R Kite - Cotonhall Landmine Raspberry
5th R Madeley - Rodway Claribel 44
Junior Heifer Born on or after 1st January 2014
1st RST & SA Morgan - Morwood Franklin Foggathorpe Lass
2nd IRG Collins - Churchroyd Kirklevington 30
3rd R Kite - Cotonhall Dan Dairymaid
4th IRG Collins - Churchroyd Butterbur 19
5th R Madeley - Ashgrove Rosebud 11
Heifer In Calf
1st RST & SA Morgan - Morwood Prince Claribel
2nd IRG Collins - Churchroyd Heather 71 (ET)
3rd R Kite - Cotonhall Eclipse Marilyn
4th D Price-Jones - Dee Lady Barrington 2
5th J Hole & Son - Amber Dainty Princess 121
Cow In Calf
1st RST & SA Morgan - Rodway Lisbet 11
Heifer In Milk
1st IRG Collins - Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 41
2nd R Kite - Cotonhall Eclipse Dairymaid
3rd RST & SA Morgan - Morwood Rueben Tiny
1st R Kite - Cotonhall Duchess Ann 16
2nd IRG Collins - Churchroyd Pamela 15
3rd RST & SA Morgan - Rodway Una 4
1st R Kite - Cotonhall Joy 3
2nd RST & SA Morgan - Elkington Amber Princess 10
3rd IRG Collins - Churchroyd Heather 49
Group of Three
1st R Kite
2nd IRG Collins
3rd RST & SA Morgan
Pair of Females
1st R Kite
2nd RST & SA Morgan
3rd IRG Collins
4th IRG Collins
Champion: R Kite - Cotonhall Joy 3
Reserve Champion: R Kite - Cotonhall Duchess Ann 16