The Holstein, Enchanted Beemer Abbiene, came up trumps among the dairy cattle at the Great Yorkshire, when she secured the breed championship and the supreme dairy honours.

This big black and white cow is jointly owned by Ben Coates, who runs 85 cows alongside Oliver and Bethan Greenhaugh and his grandfather, Aubrey, from Shipley, West Yorkshire.

Their VG88 classified show stopper, which produced her third in May, is giving 55 litres per day. Bred from the Ex93 Enchanted Gold Chip Abbiene and sired by Pol Butte MC Beemer, this cow was last shown here in 2018 when she stood second as a calf.

“She is a cow with so much strength, power and a tremendous udder. She walks and handles herself so well with a strong rear attachment revealing a udder to match her size,” said the inter-breed judge, Mike Gould, from Shrewsbury.

Runner-up was the Dairy Shorthorn champion from Ian Collins, who runs 150 cows at Bewsbury, West Yorkshire.

His second calver, Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 63 VG88, calved three weeks previous and is now producing 40l. She is the result of the sire, Churchroyd Harry, onto the dam, Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 31 Ex90.

The winning rosette for the inter-breed junior went to the Holstein heifer, Elitehaven Crushtime Noel from Robert and Elaine Butterfield, Bentham, Lancashire. Classified VG88 and giving 35 litres per day, she is a daughter of Col DG Crushtime, out of 3x Ex92 dam, Sterndale Atwood Noel, bought at the Sterndale dispersal last year.

Taking the sash for reserve junior was the junior inter-breed winner from the Royal Highland Show, the Ayrshire, Halmyre Urr Louise 376, from father and son, Keith and Colin Davidson, from Castle Douglas.

Their heifer calved down 120 days ago and was paraded still giving 30 litres per day. A daughter of Halmyre Urr Rockstar, she is out of Halmyre Urr Louise 353.

The Blythwood pairs trophy was also awarded to a Holstein pairing which comprised the champion, Enchanted Beemer Abbiene and Andrew Birkle’s reserve cow, Whinchat Abbott Angela.

Holsteins also won the inter-breed group of fives.

Holstein

Enchanted Beemer Abbiene made her mark among the Holstein breed when getting that all-important winning slap for supreme for Ben Coates, who runs 85 cows alongside Oliver and Bethan Greenhaugh and his grandfather, Aubrey, from Shipley, West Yorkshire.

Their champion, a VG88-classified third calver which produced her last in May, was paraded giving 55l per day. Bred from the Ex93 classified dam, Enchanted Gold Chip Abbiene, and sired by Pol Butte Mc Beemer, she stood second in her class here as a calf in 2018.

It was the second calver, Whinchat Abbtott Angela 2, that secured the blue and white rosette for first time exhibiter, Andrew Birkle, who runs 240 cows at Loughborough, Leicestershire.

His previously unshown VG88-classified cow produced her second two months ago and now yielding 54litres per day. A daughter of Willsbro Abbott, she is bred from the Ex93-classified Whinchat Arudolf Angela.

Echanted Beemer Abbiene from the Coates family stood Holstein champion and overall dairy interbreed champion  Ref:RH140722145  Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...

Echanted Beemer Abbiene from the Coates family stood Holstein champion and overall dairy interbreed champion Ref:RH140722145 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...

Dairy Shorthorn

It was a clean sweep among the Dairy Shorthorns when Ian Collins from Bewsbury, West Yorkshire, secured the champion, reserve and junior championship titles.

Now running 150 cows with the help from sisters, Wendy Young and Jill Collins, the team is well acquainted with the the top show tickets, having won the inter-breed trophy here last year.

This year’s winner, Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 63 which is classified VG88, was shown producing 40 litres per day having calved her second three weeks previous.

Bred from the Ex90 Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 31, her sire is Churchroyd Harry.

The exact same genetics were behind the reserve winner, which was in fact a twin sister to the champion. Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 62, another second calver which calved eight weeks ago and is now giving 45 litres per day, she is classified VG89. She also made her mark last year, claiming the reserve junior title here.

Dairy Shorthorn champion was Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 63 from the Collins family   Ref:RH140722147  Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...

Dairy Shorthorn champion was Churchroyd Bronte Wildeyes 63 from the Collins family Ref:RH140722147 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...

Ayrshire

Winning the Ayrshire section was Heydale Ovoid 365 from Peter Berresford, Buxton, Derbyshire, who runs 140 cows.

His fifth calver, paraded two weeks fresh and giving 40 litres per day, produced 11,000 litres in her last lactation. She is bred from an Ex90 dam, Heydale Ovoid 298, which has bred two Ex daughters, and sired by Kamouraska Rockstar AMC.

Flying the flag for Scotland, the Lindsay family, from Sandilands, Lanark, landed the reserve honours for a second consecutive year. Their show stopper this time was Harperfield Irene 53 which stood reserve champion at Ayr in May and champions of champions at East Kilbride Show last year.

Classified VG88 as a second calver, she is by Harperfield Sands of Time, a stock bull bred from the Ex95 Barr Sandy Rose, and out of the Ex91 Harperfield Irene. She was paraded giving 38 litres, having calved in April with her third.

Ayrshire champion was Heydale Ovoid from P Berresford Ref:RH140722137  Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...

Ayrshire champion was Heydale Ovoid from P Berresford Ref:RH140722137 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...

Jersey

It was very much a team effort among the Jerseys when Coldeaton Jersey Dairy, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, secured the championship with Coldeaton Cobalt Alison.

She was brought out by John Stubbs, Jo and Alex Burrows, and Katy Hine, along with their respective children Fin (7), Ella (3) and Pheobe (9) and Khloe (4), who run just 12 Jersey cows.

Their sixth calver produced her last in May and is classified Ex92. Backed by several generations Ex-classified cows, she is sired by Quintrell Maximus Cobalt and bred from Coldeaton Iatolas Alison.

Runner up amongst the Jerseys was the third calver, Honeygirls Welsh Lily from Ed Sugden, Gomersal, West Yorkshire. Having last calved in December she is now giving 27l. Classified VG89, she was breed champion at the UK Dairy Expo last year.

A Glanmor Belmont Welsh Wizard daughter, she is bred from the Ex90 dam, Honeygirls Princess Ruby, and was paraded in calf to Steinhauers Samson Lemonhead.

Coldeaton Cobalt Alison from the Coldeaton herd was Jersey champion  Ref:RH140722142  Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...

Coldeaton Cobalt Alison from the Coldeaton herd was Jersey champion Ref:RH140722142 Rob Haining / The Scottish Farmer...