Judge Michael Heath, Maryland, America had no hesitation in tapping out Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 39th as his Supreme Dairy Shorthorn Champion. “She was an effortless winner for me today as her exemplary udder made her a clear choice".
Judge: Michael Heath, America
IRG Collins & Partners do the triple at Borderway UK Dairy Expo – Carlisle February 2016
Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 39th VG85 stood first in the three year old class having recently calved her second in December. She is currently peaking at 40kgs daily with 4.45%F and 3.50%P. This is the first major outing for the Churchroyd Pluto EX91 daughter who displayed fantastic ring presence on an “excellent set of legs and feet.” Judge Michael Heath was in awe of the quality of the udders throughout the Shorthorn classes particularly the length and attachment of the fore udder on his Supreme. “Her mammary is tremendous with fabulous width and bloom on the day.”
The Collins family continued their success as they secured the Reserve Champion with Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 46th. This is also a first time outing for this heifer in milk that calved in February by Churchroyd Goldwin (ET) VG85. Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 46th perfectly matched the Champion with “a beautiful udder, she was a handy class winner with great venation in the udder and a lovely flatness of bone”. Certainly this is a heifer to watch out for in the future.
Honourable Mention went to Marleycote Princess Jill 38th from GG Baynes and sons. The second placed heifer in milk by Kayl Outback is yet another promising heifer to watch out for in the future as she shares the same grand dam as last years Champion Marleycote Princess Jill 31st EX93. Jill 38th mother is currently milking in her eleventh lactation approaching 75,000kgs which adds to the potential of this “great balanced heifer”.
Other class winners saw Shaun Dixon win the senior cow class with Shaunlea Geri by Marleycote Rampage. This VG85 third calver with “superb height and width of rear udder”comes from prolific show family that stem from Strickley Geri 15th Ex93.
The Junior Championship was won by Churchroyd Fay 11th the in-calf heifer is sired by Nejay Prince 4th out of Churchroyd Fay 7th EX91. This is not the first outing for this young heifer who was Reserve Junior Champion here last year and first placed mature calf at ABAB 2015. She shows great confirmation underneath and fantastic depth of rib. Reserve Junior went to GG Baynes and Sons Marleycote Chatter 20th the second placed in calf heifer by Llandovery Jinny's Empire. This younger in-calf heifer was very correct through the rump and had great scope and balance. Shaun Dixon took home the Honourable Mention in the junior section with Shaunlea Valentine 2nd the first placed maiden heifer which is very stylish calf by Blackwood Park Dan.
In Calf Heifer
Junior Champion: Churchroyd Fay 11 - IRG Collins & Partners
Reserve Junior: Marleycote Chatter 20 - GG Baynes & Son
Honourable Junior: Shaunlea Valentine 2 - Shaun Dixon
2 Year Old
3 Year Old
Champion: Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 39 - IRG Collins & Partners
Reserve: Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 46 - IRG Collins & Partners
Honourable: Marleycote Princess Jill 38 - GG Baynes & Son