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Latest Show Results

UK Dairy Day 2018

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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Staffordshire County Show 2018

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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The Dairy Show 2018

3rd October 2018 | Judge: Seimon Thomas

Champion: Cotonhall Absolute Joy

Absolute Joy for John McLean

Cotonhall Absolute Joy Reigns Supreme at The Dairy Show as she almost makes a clean sweep under the scrutiny of all the breed judges. Seimon Thomas, Drisgol herd, Pembrokeshire taps out the youngster bred by Rob Kite and now owned by John McLean for her second consecutive breed title after her victory at UK Dairy Day merely a matter of weeks ago.  “This super stylish heifer oozes dairy character and has exceptional balance from nose to tail she was hands down an easy winner today”.

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Great Yorkshire Show 2018

Champion: Churchroyd Peggy 19 from IRG Collins & Partners

Champion: Churchroyd Peggy 19 from IRG Collins & Partners

Peggy Pulls a Hat Trick

Judge Tony Hayes, Llandovery Illawarra's, Victoria, Australia taps Churchroyd Peggy 19th out to retain her unbeaten track record in the show ring by winning the Championship title for the third time at the Great Yorkshire Show.  When commenting on his Champion from IRG Collins & Partners, Tony states that “she is almost faultless.”

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Royal Welsh Show 2018

Champion: Avondale Furbelow 14

Champion: Avondale Furbelow 14

Cranks Furbelowed with the Championship Honours @ The Royal Welsh Show

“As soon as this cow entered the ring she was the winner” Judge Rob Kite, Cotonhall, Stafford states as he decisively taps out Avondale Furbelow 14th from the Crank family as this years Royal Welsh Champion. “This senior cow is the complete package from the tip of her tail to the tip of her nose”.

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