The Lairds from Blythbridge, West Linton, added another notch to their belt amongst the dairy winners, lifting the coveted Champion of the Decade title with their big Holstein cow, Blythbridge Goldwyn Rosalee.

Producing an amazing seventh Highland inter-breed accolade for the family of Alister and Kathleen and son Colin and his wife Izzy, was an Ex95-classified fourth calver which not only won the Holstein honours at the Ingliston event in 2016, but also the reserve supreme dairy that year.

A big winner for the 460-cow herd in 2015, Rosalee was honourable mention at the the Royal Highland in 2015 and later that year scooped the breed honours at the Livestock Event in Birmingham.

Reserve champion at AgriScot in 2016, she also bagged an honourable mention in the All Britain five-year-olds.

Inter-breed dairy judge, Struan McGregor, Parkmill, Tarbolton, said: "The Holstein is a well balanced cow with style, power and dairy strength throughout. She has a great top, angularity and is square through the rump, with tremendous veination."

Struan, who won the Young Farmers' individual stockjuding competition in the dairy section at the Royal Highland last year and teamed up with his younger brother Cameron, to win the pairs, was also impressed by the Jersey champion, Bluegrass Vindications Harp, from the Fleming family, Keith Agnew and John Henning.

"The Jersey is a real feminine dairy cow with a great silky udder."

His choice of supreme, is just a pretty face either, with Rosalee, a Braedale Goldwyn daughter bred from five successive generations of Excellent-classified cows, boasting a top 305-day yield of 17,245litres at 3.91%BF and 3.2%P in her fourth. Her dam is the German import, Wiesenfield Talent Rosalee Ex92.

Although sadly, no longer with us, her legacy lives on in her progeny, with two VG daughters in the herd, one by Blondin Integral which is currently giving 58litres per day and another by REW Seaver, producing 47litres, with both being potential show winners in the making.