Shorthorn National Champion: Churchroyd Peggy 19th
In a strong show of Dairy Shorthorn cattle at this years Cheshire show IRG Collins & Partners proved victorious for the second year in a row with the currently undefeated Churchroyd Peggy 19th.
Shorthorn National Reserve Champion: Avondale Ada 4th
This daughter of Nejay Prince 4th has just calved twins in her second lactation, barely a fortnight ago. Currently giving 30kgs daily with 4.31%F and 3.18%P the “exceptional presence” of this cow demonstrates the resilient nature of the Shorthorn breed. For Judge David Baynes, Hexham, Northumberland she was an “effortless winner as her fantastic length, scope and bloom of udder gave her the edge today.”
Shown by Wendy Young, Churchroyd Peggy 19th is no stranger to the show ring as her accolades continue to accumulate. These include Championship honors at the South West Dairy show, The Great Yorkshire and Cheshire not to mention bagging the Reserve Interbreed Championship twice as a heifer in milk. Realising the potential of this young cow Ian Collins has kept a bull Churchroyd Peg a Churchroyd Goldwin son from her first lactation. The “cracking udder attachment, fore and rear with decent teat placement” that swayed David Baynes into making her his Overall Champion and the fact she has produced over 8,200litres in her first lactation has justified Ian’s decision.
Reserve Champion was graciously received by Messrs.’ Crank with Avondale Ada 4th, a Drisgol Watzon daughter currently milking in her seventh lactation. This “youthful looking cow is phenomenal for a senior cow in milk with excellent legs and feet” she clearly demonstrates the excellent longevity of the breed. Avondale Ada 4th EX92 is also no stranger to the show ring, a favourite of handler Cerys Crank, Ada has been Champion at Flint and Denbigh and Reserve Champion at Oswestry in 2013 as a fifth calver but debuted as the first prize winner at the Royal Show in 2009. She is currently averaging at 35kgs daily with 3.92%F and 3.55%P and will be served to Broadlane King Louie this time around.
Rounding up the Championship was Honorable mention Earlsgift Myrtle 18th also from Messrs.’ Crank. This Strickley True Perfection daughter is currently milking in her third lactation and was classified GP84 as a heifer.
The Crank family had a tremendous Cheshire show this year as Robert Crank led his heifer in milk, Earlsgift Jessie 2nd to secure the Junior Championship. Another daughter of Strickley True Perfection this heifer calved in late April a daughter by Hooton Envoy. Commenting on his Junior Champion David Baynes said “she is a very nice winner today, clean and dairy throughout with a lovely tight udder attachment.” Standing in the Reserve Junior spot was IRG Collins & Partners Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 41st an Atwell Atom daughter that calved in January and is already back in calf to Lemon Grove Bellagio.
In fact David Baynes found “quality and dairyness right down the line” in his classes and remarkably all his milk class winners where sired by RCG bulls.
Further class results saw Rob Kite secure the Calf Championship with Cotonhall Lily’s Joy a Syd Abru daughter that exhibited “such stretch with beautiful clean dairy characteristics”. Lily’s Joy continues her success as she also won the intermediate North Midlands class earlier in the year at Stafford show. In a role reversal Cotonhall Landmine Raspberry who stood Reserve today also from Rob Kite, stood Champion at Stafford. David Baynes was impressed by the “size and scope” that the young calf demonstrated.
B & E Whittaker clinched the In Calf heifer class with Dee Lady Hermione a Drisgol Madonna’s Prince daughter. “She was an obvious winner today, such a tall up standing heifer with great potential underneath.” In the Cow in Calf class IRG Collins stormed to first place with Churchroyd Heather 29th EX96 6* by Jerom. Currently carrying her eight calf Judge David Baynes could not look past the “magnificent capacity” of this animal that displayed such youthfulness for a cow that is nearly eleven years old. Churchroyd Heather 29th then went on to win the Cornwallis Maude Perpetual Trophy for the Production Inspection Class.
In fact IRG Collins had a clean sweep in the remaining classes that day winning the BOCM Silcock Ltd Perpetual Trophy for the best pair by the same sire with Nejay Prince 4th daughters Churchroyd Peggy 19th and Churchroyd Heather 69th. And then taking the top spot in the Group of three, which secured them the Kelmscott Perpetual Silver Challenge Bowl.
Congratulations extend further to IRG Collins & Partners as they continued their success on day two of Cheshire show in the Interbreed classes. First they took the top spot in the Mother and Daughter class with Churchroyd Heather 43rd EX94 by Atwell Atom and her daughter Churchroyd Heather 69th. Judge Mr. E Morgan from South Wales gave them advantage over the Jersey’s for “their power and ligament”. Next Churchroyd nabbed the Reserve spot in the Best Dairy Pair and Progeny Pair with the Nejay Prince 4th daughters Peggy 19th and Heather 69th before rounding out the day with a win in the Production Inspection class as Churchroyd Heather 29th conquers again.
Edward Whittaker also enjoyed success over in the Interbreed Showmanship classes where he took overall Champion after winning his class of fifteen senior handlers.
Many congratulations to all the exhibitors and young handlers who took part in this year’s 5th National Show at Cheshire showground. The breeders yet again pulled out all the stops to exhibit a fantastic array of Dairy Shorthorns.
Junior calf, born 2015
1st Drisgol Bella 109 s: Drisgol Mortimer - Messrs.’ Crank
Intermediate calf, born from 1st July to 31st December 2014
1st Cotonhall Landmine Raspberry s: Panorama Landmine - R Kite
2nd Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 49 s: Churchroyd Henry - IRG Collins
3rd Amber Princess Anne 104 s: Lisnamulligan Fairway - J Hole & son
4th Earlsgift Dewdrop 4 s: Hooton Envoy - Messrs.’ Crank
5th Tabley Empire D Gwynne s: Llandovery Jinny’s Empire - Messrs Whittaker
6th Churchroyd Kirklevington 30 s: Lemongrove Bellagio - IRG Collins
7th Dee Wild Queen 24 s: Strickley True Perfection - D & E Price-Jones
Senior Calf, born from 1st January to 30th June 2014
1st Cotonhall Lily’s Joy s: Syd Abru - R Kite
2nd Amber D Princess 191 s: Stockwood L Barrington 3rd - J Hole & Son
3rd Churchroyd Fay 11 s: Nejay Prince 4th - IRG Collins
4th Earlsgift Princess s: Hooton Envoy - Messrs Crank
5th Broadlane Lady Laura 26 s: Dunham Viscount - G Norbury
6th Dee Lady Hermione 9 s: Strickley True Perfection - D & E Price-Jones
7th Churchroyd Amanda Red 13 s: Nejay Prince 4th - IRG Collins
1st Dee Lady Hermione 8 s: Drisgol Madonna’s Prince - Messrs Whittaker
2nd Churchroyd Heather 71 s: Ladino Park Talent - IRG Collins
3rd Amber Dainty Princess 179 s: Farqhar Horizon - J Hole & Son
4th Dee Lady Barrington 2 s: Lisnamulligan Fairway - D & E Price-Jones
Cow in calf
1st Churchroyd Heather 29 s: Jerom - IRG Collins
2nd Nejay Princess 5 s: Drisgol Watzon - Messrs Crank
1st Earlsgift Jessie 2 s: Strickley True Perfection - Messrs Crank
2nd Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 41 s: Attwell Atom - IRG Collins
3rd Tabley Empire Lady s: Llandovery Jinny’s Empire - Messrs Whittaker
4th Cotonhall George Lady Barrington s: Cotonhall George - R Kite
5th Churchroyd Heather 69 s: Nejay Prince 4th - IRG Collins
6th Earlsgift Butterbur 6 s: Drisgol Madonna’s Prince - Messrs Crank
7th Broadlane Lady Laura 25 s: Dunham Viscount - G Norbury
1st Churchroyd Peggy 19 s: Nejay Prince 4th - IRG Collins
2nd Earlsgift Myrtle 18 s: Strickley True Perfection - Messrs Crank
3rd Churchroyd Lady Walton 15 s: Churchroyd Duke - IRG Collins
4th Cotonhall Duchess Anne 16 s: Drisgol Watzon - R Kite
5th Churchroyd Heather 61 s: Ladino Park Talent - IRG Collins
6th Avondale Presentation s: Drisgol Watzon - Messrs Crank
1st Avondale Ada 4th s: Drisgol Watzon - Messrs Crank
2nd Churchroyd Heather 43 s: Attwell Atom - IRG Collins
3rd Dee Thorndale Queen s: Oxton Lord Foggathorpe - Messrs Crank
1st Churchroyd Heather 29 s: Jerom - IRG Collins
2nd Churchroyd Peggy 19 s: Nejay Prince 4th - IRG Collins
3rd Churchroyd Heather 43 s: Attwell Atom - IRG Collins
4th Churchroyd Heather 61 s: Ladino Park Talent - IRG Collins
1st Nejay Prince 4th - IRG Collins
2nd Strickley True Perfection - Messrs Crank
3rd Nejay Prince 4th - IRG Collins
4th Drisgol Watzon - Messrs Crank
5th Attwell Atom - IRG Collins
6th Ladino Park Talent - IRG Collins
Group of three
1st IRG Collins
2nd Messrs Crank
3rd R Kite
4th IRG Collins
5th J Hole & Son
CALF CHAMPION: Cotonhall Lily’s Joy - R Kite
HEIFER CHAMPION: Earlsgift Jessie 2 - Messrs Crank
OVERALL CHAMPION: Churchroyd Peggy 19 - IRG Collins
RESERVE CHAMPION: Avondale Ada 4th - Messrs Crank
HONORABLE MENTION: Earlsgift Myrtle 18 - Messrs Crank