Scottish dairy cattle breeders dominated the UK Dairy Day at Telford, winning not only the Holstein, Ayrshire and Brown Swiss honours but also the supreme and reserve overall champion of champions.

This massive one-day dairy show which this year boasted competitive classes for six breeds to include several National shows, saw the breed leader from the largest section, the Holstein, crowned supreme, with the Ayrshire leader taking silver.

Star of the show was the Laird family's top Swiss cow, Illens Atwood Australia, the Holstein champion from Blyth Farms, West Linton. This mature cow was on her first outing of the year having calved at the end of April. Classified Ex94-classified, she was SuperCow at last year's AgriScot and overall champion of champions at the 2016 Borderway Expo.

Supreme Ayrshire and reserve overall grand champion was Lanarkshire breeder, John Adamson's second calver, Swaites Bright Spark 5, from Swaites, Pettinain. Reserve heifer at AgriScot last year, she was paraded a month calved, by Ayrshire Society young breeder, James Lawrie.

There was another party when Jonny Lochhead's junior cow in milk, Old Mill Wonderment Sunset ET, a junior cow in milk won the Brown Swiss honours for the Dumfriesshire-based herd.

For full report and pictures see next week's Scottish Farmer (September 23)