South West Scotland Dairy Show success for new exhibitors

South West Scotland Dairy Show attracted a full ringside of spectators to see a great display of 62 dairy cattle from regular and new exhibitors, as well as 22 young handlers, judged by Euan Lawrie, from Grangehall Holsteins, Lanark.

With numbers up and a packed ringside, the show, which is supported by 33 sponsors, was a huge success.

Winning the first class of the night was Sophie Brown in the junior showmanship, leading Meiklefirth Tatoo Erica. While, in a hotly contested senior handling class Katlyn McCormick emerged top of the line.

Champion calf was first time exhibitor Leanne Bertram’s January 2023-born Jersey calf, Clydevalley Lightning Gail 2, led by Georgie Bertram. This is a daughter of Laitjoie Lightning and backed by 6 generations of Very Good or Excellent dams, she was purchased from Robert Hunter as a foundation for Leanne’s own herd.

Standing reserve champion was Jack Baynes leading Marleycote Sea Lily 36, an August 2022-born daughter of the McCornick Nelson son, Changue Meikle Lad. Backed by six generations of Very Good or Excellent dams, she also has two sisters classified Very Good, and is also a sister to Royal Flush Sea King who is sold through Cattle Services (Ayr). She has always been placed in the top two spots throughout the show season and sells as part of a choice at the Borderway Black & White Sale in December.

The Baynes’ trip from Hexham continued to be a successful one when they secured the Ayrshire Championship with Morwick Peggy 111 who is owned in partnership with Stuart Mullan. The 5th lactation cow is classified Excellent 93, having calved in September she is producing almost 60 litres a day. Bred from three generations of Excellent dams, she stood champion Red and White heifer at AgriScot for breeder Michael Howie.

Taking Reserve spot was Halmyre Urr Louise 376 VG87 (2yr) from Keith Davidson. This daughter of the Kamouraska Rockstar son, Halmyre Urr Rockstar, is only five weeks fresh in her second lactation. As a heifer in milk she was Interbreed Heifer Champion at the Royal Highland Show and Reserve Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show.

The Jersey Championship headed West to Wellhouse Colton Emerald from Hew, Wilma and Jack Howie’s Wellhouse Jerseys. Having calved in March, she is still giving 21 litres at 6.17%bf and 3.73%p and scored EX91, making her the fourth generation of excellent cows. Her first show was in July at Stranraer Show where she was Jersey Champion and Reserve Interbreed.

Donna Patterson led Cormick Call Me Minnie Moo to stand Reserve Champion. This heifer in milk, owned with her father Davie McCormick is sired by Audibel Jordan. Fresh on the 21st July, she stood first at Moffat.

First time exhibitors T & M Irving from Canonbie took the Holstein Championship honours with their third calved daughter of Sandy-Valley Scenario. Fresh in July and averaging 3.7 milkings a day through the robot she is currently giving 60 litres. In her second lactation she gave 11,600 litres at 4.14%bf and 3.21%p.

Standing Reserve Champion was Logan Rubels Seisme VG88, the winner of the junior cow class from Brian and Michael Yates. Fresh with her second in July, giving 50 litres a day. She stood first and reserve champion at Dumfries Show and Reserve Red & White Champion at UK Dairy Day 2023, and was unbeaten in her class as a two year old in 2022.

Commenting on the show, judge Euan Lawrie said: “South West Scotland Dairy Show is a very well organised and run show, the entry numbers and quality of entries was fantastic. The enthusiasm and quality of the youngster was great to see and bodes well for the future. My championship line-up shows what I like, well balanced, correct animals with strength and dairyness, quality udders and great legs and mobility.”

Junior Handler
1, Sophie Brown
2, Harry McCormick
3, Jack Howie
4, Tilly Jardine
5, Douglas Patterson
6, Finlay Nicholson
7, Milly McCormick
8, Ben McCormick
9, Ellie MacTaggart
10, Billy MacTaggart

Senior Handler
1, Katlyn McCormick
2, Ruby Patterson
3, Andrew Roan
4, Howie Jardine
5, Jack Baynes
6, Katie Bertram
7, Fraser McCarlie
8, Alex Callander
9, Annie Barbour
10, Kacie McCormick
11, Will Callander
12, Lucy Barbour

Interbreed Junior Calf, born between 1st April and 30th September 2023
1, Newhousefarm Loyal Pansy 4, Newhouse Farming
2, Brownfield Citizen Denise, R C Gemmell
3, Crofthead Stepthen, W P Callander
4, Brownfield Melby P Britina, R C Gemmell
5, Crofthead Katie, W P Callander
6, Crofthhead Rainbow Dot, W P Callander
7, Meiklefirth Tatoo Erica, Firthhead Partners
8, Brownfield Episode Dimple 4, R C Gemmell
9, Newhousefarm Loyal Crocus 2, Newhouse Farming
10, Halmyre Urr Jinks 621, Keith Davidson
11, Brownfield Rager Eunice, R C Gemmell
Interbreed Junior Calf, born between 1st January and 31st March 2023
1, Clydevalley Lightning Gail 2, Leanne Bertram
2, Colvend Hampshire Anna, Steven Roan
3, Logan Jones Jordy Apple Tart, B & M Yates
4, Applegarth Victorious Ceres, Andrew Jardine
5, Blythbridge Chocochip River, Katlyn McCormick
6, Damm Mostragee Atlanticway VIP Frisky, Sheila Yates
7, Brownfield Elevated Marjos Red 2, R C Gemmell
8, Applegarth Victorious Nancy, Andrew Jardine
9, Heughpark Donte Caribic, William McHarrie
Interbreed Senior Calf, born between 1st July and 31st December 2023
1, Marleycote Sea Lily 36, G G Baynes
2, Halmyre Urr Lizzie 3, Keith Davidson
3, Balcurvie Tea Rose, William McHarrie
4, Kirkcolm Doral Snowstorm Red, Firm of JM Howie
5, Cormick Call Me Baby Davina, Donna Patterson & Davie McCormick
6, Clydevalley Victorious Circus, Leanne Bertram
7, Cormick Arino Rachel Red, Donna Patterson & Davie McCormick
8, Marleycote Sea Lily 36, G G Baynes
9, Marleycote Rae 11, G G Baynes

Champion Calf: Clydevalley Lightning Gail, Leanne Bertram
Reserve Champion Calf: Marleycote Sea Lily 36, GG Baynes

Interbreed In-Calf Heifer
1, Logan Latenite Shania Red, B & M Yates
2, Aliann Sidekick Oralie, William McHarrie
3, Cormick Call Me Maggie May, Donna Patterson & Davie McCormick
4, Aliann Lambda Miss Lolli 2, William McHarrie

Ayrshire Heifer in Milk
1, Culroy Rocky Amey 2, W A McDowall
2, Culroy Kintyre Amey, W A McDowall
3, Non-Pedigree, R C Gemmell
4, Crofthead Renoir, W P Callander
Ayrshire Cow in Milk
1, Morwick Peggy 111, G G Baynes
2, EB & BU, Halmyre Urr Louise 376, Keith Davidson
3, Fineview Rocky Teenie, Allan C Clark
4, Non-Pedigree, RC Gemmell
5, Halmyre Urr Mayflower 302, Keith Davidson
6, Crofthead Yellow, W P Callander
Ayrshire Champion: Morwick Peggy 111, G G Baynes
Reserve Ayrshire Champion: Halmyre Urr Louise 376, Keith Davidson
Exhibitor Bred Ayrshire Champion: Halmyre Urr Louise 376, Keith Davidson

Jersey Heifer in Milk
1, EB & BU, Cormick Call Me Minnie Moo, Donna Patterson & Davie McCormick
Jersey Cow in Milk
1, EB & BU, Wellhouse Colton Emerald, Wellhouse Jerseys
Jersey Champion: Wellhouse Colton Emerald, Wellhouse Jerseys
Reserve Jersey Champion: Cormick Call Me Minnie Moo, Donna Patterson & David McCormick
Exhibitor Bred Jersey Champion: Wellhouse Colton Emerald, Wellhouse Jerseys

Holstein Heifer in Milk
1 & BU, Willsbro Tropic Sharon, Firthhead Partners
2 & EB, Logan Avatar Rae Red, B & M Yates
3, Colvend Santos Lola, Steven Roan
4, Non-Pedigree, (King-Doc), T & M Irving
5, Brownfield Abro Agnes, R C Gemmell
6, Hillhead Pharo Jane, Willie Fleming
7, Aliann Crushtime Zandra, William McHarrie
Holstein Junior Cow in Milk, having had 2 calves
1 & EB, Logan Rubels Seisme, B & M Yates
2 & BU, Meiklefirth Rubels Seisme, Firthhead Partners
3, Colvend Piston Blass, Steven Roan
4, Errolston Zamagni G Ricki, B & V Davidson
Holstein Cow in Milk
1, EB & BU, Non-Pedigree (Scenario), T & M Irving
2, Errolston Fit Mandy, B & V Davidson
3, Logan Fitz Becky, B & M Yates
4, Hillhead Dalliance Brenda, Willie Fleming
5, Non-Pedigree, T & M Irving
Interbreed 50 Tonne Class
1, EB & BU, Errolston Fit Mandy, B & V Davidson
2, Logan Estate Jazz, B & M Yates
3, Hillhead Dalliance Brenda, Willie Fleming
Holstein Champion: Non-Pedigree (Scenario), T & M Irving
Reserve Holstein Champion: Logan Rubels Seisme, B & M Yates
Exhibitor Bred Holstein Champion: Bectonhall Scenario, T & M Irving


See a full album of photos  credit to Keith Kirk on this link – https://www.facebook.com/swdairyshow/photos

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