NORTHERN DAIRY EXPO 2016
The 34th Northern Dairy Expo may have been slightly
down on numbers this year but it was certainly not lacking in quality,
with plenty of spectators looking on, the judge for the evening
was Mr David Gray from East Kilbride.
The evening began with the showmanship competition
seeing the ever competent Jonathan Woodhouse from Bootle, Cumbria
taking the Champion title with Anna Goldie from Northallerton
closely following in Reserve. Mr Gray commented on Jonathan’s
calmness and skill throughout the competition.
|Grand Champion 2016 -
Berryholme Sid Yvonne
The Calf Championship saw the Yates family from Castle Douglas
claiming the top spot with the July 2015 born Logan Doorman Ambrosia.
Reserve came from the same holding but this time owned and exhibited
by Emma Jones with Showgirl Doorman Sara, a December 2015 born
calf. The judge admired the style and openness of both of these
Moving onto the milking classes the Junior
Championship which was won by W. A & A. Booth from Feizor, Lancaster with Feizor
Gold Chip S. Lana and D. M & J. Booth from Earby, Lancashire
stood Reserve with Shawdale Moortop Atwood Pledge, both two year
olds. The Booth family also had success with Lana at this year’s
Westmorland County show where she was Reserve Holstein Champion.
Blythbridge Dude Pamela from the Laird family was placed 1st in
the three year old class followed by last year’s Junior Champion
Feizor Shadow T. Wendy. A strong class of powerful milk cows showing
great dairy quality.
Class 7 saw the four year olds where Berryholme Sid Yvonne from
the Wright family of Kendal, Cumbria took the red rosette. She
is an extremely well balanced cow with a fantastic mammary system
carrying her milk high and wide, with lovely texture to the udder.
Evening Million Marian stood second from the Wilson family, Carlisle
The five year old class was again won by the
Laird family with Blythbridge Atlantic Joyce. The Mature cow
class followed with Lawrence family claiming top spot with Lordsplain
Ross Ruby, closely followed by C &
A. J. Woodhouse with Shorline Shottle Honey.
As the crowd watched on to listen to David
Gray say what a great display of cattle he had in front of him
as the Grand Champion was awarded to the Wright family’s
Berryholme Sid Yvonne. She also claimed Exhibitor Bred Champion
and Best Udder in show. Reserve went to Blythbridge Dude Pamela
and Honourable Mention to the milking heifer Feizor Gold Chip
The Northern Expo Show committee would like
to thank all our sponsors and exhibitors without whom the show
would not be possible, in particular Peter Woodhouse & Co
Ltd the shows main sponsor.