Lothersdale dairy farmers David, Margaret and Jennie Booth became Holstein Overall Breed Champion with their home-bred cow, Shawdale Atwood Pamela 119, who won the junior cow in milk class, Holstein exhibitor-bred champion, as well as the Holstein championship and best udder in show.
She also won her class at the UK Dairy Expo, at Carlisle, in March, where she was first in the class of 18 animals and intermediate honourable mention. Earlier this month, she was champion cow and part of the first prize winning group of progeny by Maple Down IGW Atwood in the Lancashire Holstein Club’s Summer Herds Competition.
Also adding to the successful day in Harrogate for the Broom House Farm family was Shawdale Beemer Marie 4, which won the junior two-year-old class of milking heifers and went on to be reserve junior champion.
Pamela 119 and Marie 4 are part of the 150 cow milking herd situated on the Yorkshire/ Lancashire border milked by three Lely robots.
CHAMPION NORTH OF ENGLAND MULE
There were some sparkling local successes in the sheep section. NEMSA chairman Kevin Wilson and his son, James, who farm in Blubberhouses, were crowned North of England Mule champions.
The product of their home-bred Bluefaced Leicester tup, Hewness L1, himself a son of the renowned Harland F1 Bighead, then progressed to further glory when becoming champion commercial female
The Wilsons also stood second in the same gimmer lamb show class with another L1 daughter, as well as picking up a first and second prize double in the pair of lambs show class, one by Bighead, the other by another of his sons, Hewness L4.
Gavin and Becky Haworth, who run the Hurrsdale Jacob sheep flock in Skipton, took the breed championship with their first prize ewe, Hurrsdale Jackie, a home-bred five-year-old.
She has been shown successfully since being a lamb, winning many prizes in her five years, including successes at local agricultural shows. She also finished second in the ewe class at last year’s Great Yorkshire and won the ewe class at this year’s Staffordshire County Show, following up on her reserve championship success there the previous year. The ewe will now be retired.
It was a milestone first championship success for the couple at the Great Yorkshire Show, where they have competed regularly. For good measure this year, the Haworths gained prizes with all six sheep taken to the show, also stepping up with the first and sixth prize gimmer lambs, the third and fifth prize shearling ewes and the third prize ram lamb.
They have had Jacobs for 15 years and run 30 ewes and followers, grazing in Skipton. They also supply fresh Jacob lamb to local Skipton restaurant Elsworth Kitchen.
In the Texel section, the championship fell to a ewe lamb, PFD1903114, brought out by Procters Farm flock manager Jeff Aiken and wife, Jennifer, of Moss House, Wennington. She had previously won her class and been tapped out as female champion, before going on to scoop the overall title.
Sired by the 100,000gns Sportsmans Batman, she is out of a dam by the 70,000gns Teiglum Younggun, making her a powerful combination of recent high priced genetics.She followed up success in the breed classes to take the terminal sire championship and reserve overall interbreed championship under Roderick Runciman on the second day of the show
CHAMPION KERRY HILL
And, last, but certainly not least, CCM’s very own stockman Andrew Fisher, who farms in Pateley Bridge, where he runs his Nidderdale flock of Kerry Hills, also made his mark when sending out the breed champion ewe.
In fact, congratulations are due to all CCM customers who picked up tickets at the Great Yorkshire. We have only received details on the high profile championship winners featured here