Brother and sister duo, David Burroughs and Margaret Vale, scored a hat-trick at the British Friesian National Show at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo, winning a third supreme overall with their Oakalby Quadrant Cathy 50, an Ex94, Ex96-mammary scored fourth calver all the way from Aldeby, Suffolk.

Their show stopper from the 270-cow herd which boasts a herd average of 8200litres, was paraded by herd manager Robert Ives and was on her first outing since her big win here last year. A daughter of Deangate Quadrant, out of Oakalby Windermere Cathy 42, she calved at the end of August, and is giving 32litres per day at 3.25%BF and 3.95%P and is projected at 11,000litres.

The team also lifted the tri-colour amongst the juniors with the six-month-old heifer calf, Oakalby Joseph Debbie 54, a Goonhill Joseph daughter, bred from Oakalby Maverick Debbie 44.

In a mirror image of the 2019 event, Basil Lawson, son Adam and his son Ruaridh (8) from North Cassingray, Largoward, bagged the reserve supreme with the same cow from last year. This was Adams Laura 6, a VG86-2yr that was shown a month calved into her second and giving 44litres per day, having produced in excess of 6500litres in her first. She is bred from the Ex91-classified show cow, Adams Laura, and by Raby Jazzman.

Adding to the prize haul, the family lifted the honourable mention with Lismulligan Priscilla 53, a fourth calver that stood second in her class to the champion, and any other dairy champion at Fife last year. Classified Ex91, she is by Winnoch Umpire and bred from the top show cow, Lismulligan Priscilla 41.

LEADING awards

Calf – 1 and junior champion, ES Burroughs and Son's Oakalby Joseph Debbie 53, by Goonhilly Joseph; 2, ES Burroughs and Son's Oakalby Dodger Misty 23, by Oakalby Dodger; 3, Aintree Holsteins' Aintree Jacob Pauline, by Dungormley Chad Jacob.

Maiden heifer – 1 and reserve, Aintree Holsteins' Aintree Jupiter Dazzle, by Kirkby Jupiter; 2, ES Burroughs and Son's Oakalby Ferneley Bernice 64, by Leesthorpe Ferneley; 3, MS and AJ Malt's Gemini Quaich Brandy, by Deangate Quaich RDC.

In-calf heifer – 1 and honourable mention, MSAJ Malt's Gemini Quaich Sky Pauline 2, by Deangate Quaich RDC; 2, B Lawson and Sons' Lismulligan ASter 2, by Kirkby Pax; 3, Nerewater Herd's Nerewater Janice 21, by Marshside Performer 4.

Milking two-year-old – 1, ES Burroughs and Son's Oakalby Ferneley Britto 63, by Leesthorpe Ferneley; 2, Aintree Holsteins' Aintree Chad Pauline 3, by Catlane Chad; 3, ES Burroughs and Son's Oakalby Ktwo Britto 68, by Oakalby Ktwo.

Three/four-year-old – 1 and reserve, B Lawson and Sons' Adams Laura 6, by Raby Jazzman; 2, ES Burroughs and Son's Oakalby Metalic Salvine 55, by Catlane Metalic.

Senior cow – 1 and champion, ES Burroughs and Son's Oakalby Quadrant Cathy 50, by Deangate Quadrant; 2 and honourable mention, B Lawson and Sons Lismulligan Priscilla 53, by Winnoch Umpire; 3, ES Burroughs and Son's Oakalby Star Dainty 58, by Oakalby Stour.