Winter Classic winners
The Ingleview herd of R& E Butterfield, Linghaw, Bentham,
Lancaster have won the major prize in the Border & Lakeland
Holstein Club's Winter Holstein Classic competition.
The herd also took the title of Premier Herd 2004 in HUK national
competition which was awarded at the Dairy Event.
The Boustead Memorial Trophy, for the Best 10 Cows, was awarded
to Robert Butterfield, by Rob Wharton of sponsors Dodd & Co
Chartered Accountants, at the Club's annual dinner dance.
The 10 winning cows were all exhibitor bred second and third calvers,
including five second calvers all scored 89 points and an 88 point
two year old that had just calved her second calf and not yet reclassified.
Eight of the ten had already been champions in their own right
at shows or in classes within herd competitions.
The Winter Holstein Classic is the Border & Lakeland Holstein
Club's winter competition, which was ably judged by Mr. David
Inman of Strickland Hill, Witherslack, Grange Over Sands. Mr Inman
stepped in to judge the competition at 24 hours notice when it
became clear that Ashley Flemming would be unable to get to the
area from Northern Ireland due to the storms. Ten members of the
Club put cattle forward, and the standard was extremely high.
Speaking at the presentation dinner Mr. Inman said that it had
been an honour to judge the competition at such short notice, and
that although it had been a relatively small competition it had
been one of the most difficult he had ever had to judge. He went
on to add that the standard of the groups of ten had been exceptional
and the competition had been very close, with any one of the top
five herds being possible winners.
Best 10 cows - Boustead Memorial Trophy:
1, 985, R & E
Butterfield, Linghaw, Bentham, Lancaster, INGLEVIEW
2 980, S & A
Morley, Petteril Bank, Southwaite, Carlisle, PETTERIL
J H & A Wilson & Sons, Wood Farm, Thursby,
Best cow - CM Chester Plate:
1, 96. Messrs Dennison, Scales
Park Farm, Aldingham, Ulverston, with DENMIRE RUDOLPH FANCYWORK
2, 95, S & A Morley's LLYDAN STORM FARRAH
R & E Butterfield's INGLEVIEW INTEGRITY HEIDI
Best heifer - Harkness Trophy:
1, 90, S & A Morley's
BARWOOD LEDUC GRETA
2, 88. SL & PS Bell, Forest Hill, Bowscar,
Penrith, with CLEETON OUTSIDE HONEY;
3, 85, B & V Davidson,
Errolston, Gretna, with BOUSTEAD MILENIUM FREDA
Best Family Group - KM & KM Mawson Trophy:
R & E Butterfield's BUTTERGIRL family
2, Messrs Dennison's
Iron Grandma (50t plus cow) - Bill Threlfell Trophy:
96, Messrs Dennison's DENMIRE RUDOLPH FANCYWORK 51
S & A Morley's LLYDAN STORM FARRAH
3, 90, Baileys Farm
Ltd, Crook O Lune, Howgill, Kendal, with MORWICK RANGE MOLLI-RED.
Best New Entrant: BOWBERHILL herd, owned by WM
Hutchinson & Sons,
Redgate, Rookby, Kirkby Stephen.