Holstein UK is delighted to reveal the winners of its All Britain Awards 2016 – crowned on the evening of Saturday 11 March 2017 at the UK Borderway Dairy Expo in Carlisle.
With a record number of 148 entries, a shortlist for each of the 12 categories was reached before selecting the Champion, Reserve and Honourable Mention. Categories included Junior Heifer, Intermediate Heifer, Senior Heifer, Junior 2 year old in milk, Intermediate 2 year old in milk, Senior 2 year old in milk, Junior 3 year old in milk, Senior 3 year old in milk, 4 year old in milk, 5 year old in milk, Mature Cow in milk and Red & White in milk.
The All Britain Champion for each category are as follows;
• JUNIOR HEIFER CHAMPION - INGLEVIEW BRADNICK HONEY. Exhibited by: P D Lawrence, Lynholme Holsteins and B S Lawrence, Bobon Holsteins
• INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CHAMPION - PANDA HEART OF GOLD RED. Exhibited by: Panda Holsteins
• SENIOR HEIFER CHAMPION - KNOWLESMERE WINDBROOK CHANCEL. Exhibited by: A & J Whittaker, Knowlesmere Holsteins
• RED & WHITE IN MILK CHAMPION - KNOWLESMERE ADVENTURE DREAM RED. Exhibited by: A & J Whittaker, Knowlesmere Holsteins.
• JUNIOR 2yr OLD CHAMPION - HILLTARA IMPRESSION ECHO. Exhibited by: S & J McCormick, Hilltara Holsteins
• INTERMEDIATE 2yr OLD CHAMPION - WYNDFORD ATWOOD GREY 90. Exhibited by: Wilfred Maddocks Ltd, Wyndford Holsteins.
• SENIOR 2yr OLD CHAMPION - RIVERDANE SVS ATLEE. Exhibited by Riverdane Holsteins
• JUNIOR 3yr OLD CHAMPION - KNOWLESMERE GOLDWYN ABRAKABOOM. Exhibited by: A & J Whittaker, Knowlesmere Holsteins and G & I Jones, Jones Holsteins
• SENIOR 3yr OLD CHAMPION - NEWBIRKS JAZZ 1584. Exhibited by: R & E Butterfield, Ingleview Holsteins
• 4yr OLD CHAMPION - LOGAN SID EDIE. Exhibited by: B G Yates, Logan Holsteins.
• 5yr OLD CHAMPION - ILLENS ATWOOD AUSTRALIA. Exhibited by: Blythfarms, Blythbridge Holsteins
• MATURE COW CHAMPION - KNOWLESMERE JORDAN DIAMOND. Exhibited by A & J Whittaker, Knowlesmere Holsteins
The award for Reserve and Honourable Mention for the 12 categories is available to view on the Holstein UK website – http://holstein-uk.org/awards/all-britain/2016-results
The animal gaining the highest number of points was Senior 3yr Old in Milk - Newbirks Jazz 1584 bred by R & E Butterfield of Ingleview Holsteins with an impressive 326 points.
This year the three master judges consisted of Kevin Wilson (Great Yorkshire Show 2016 Holstein Judge), Brian Davidson (Royal Highland Show 2016 Holstein Judge) and Peter Waring (Royal Welsh Show 2016 Holstein Judge) all under the watchful eye of Steward Lynden Bustard. Following the nominations the Holstein UK National Judges panel has had the unenviable task of voting for their champions in each class.
Andrew Dutton, Holstein UK Chairman commented; “It’s been a significant occasion for all dairy breeders and we’d like to congratulate all of the winners. Following one of the most difficult years in the dairy industry, the exquisite standard of cattle shown throughout the UK and at Colmar by British breeders has given us an All Britain’s for Holstein UK to be proud of.”