12th September 2018 | Judge: James Lambe
Absolute Joy for Cotonhall
Judge James Lambe shook the hand of Colin Tiso who led this years Dairy Shorthorn Champion Cotonhall Absolute Joy to victory. This so aptly named heifer in milk is “close to perfection” according to the judge “she drew my eye the moment she set foot into the ring. For such a young animal she is exceptional”.
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Kites Fly the Shorthorn Banner at Stafford
Staffordshire County Show certainly took a hit in numbers this year due to the increasing TB cases across the area. But Judge John Lomax, Whitmore Herd, Staffordshire was clearly impressed with the quality that paraded before him. He had no hesitation as he tapped out his Champion Cotonhall Alfie Nellie from Rob and Kate Kite “the cow was an effortless winner today with fantastic scope, power, and quality of udder.”
Cotonhall Alfie Nellie VG86 as a two year old, is owned in partnership with J & B Evans in Australia. “This junior cow is a power house, with lovely bloom in the udder”. Nellie no stranger to the show ring having won the National Show Junior Championship last year and the calf Championship in 2016. She calved back in December and is still producing 32kgs daily in her second lactation. “She caught my eye as soon as she entered the ring, having such presence and style on parade she was an easy champion for me today.”
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