Cross-Bred Winner

Cracker Noel Ex 90 was named as the leading individual production cow in the Dorset and Somerset Annual competitions, she is a daughter of Shalford Luxury and out of a Pedigree Jersey bred by Mrs Emma Crouch’s parents.

Noel is a sixth calver and has regularly given over 9000 litres and has a H85 three quarter bred daughter Cracker Noel 4 that has given over 7000 kg as a heifer.

Sunninghill Park Royal Oak

Sunninghill Park Royal Oak who was one of the first Bulls released in 2001 has 6 daughters classified Excellent, . He has 12 other VG daughters. He had 100 registered daughters and his only son to be used in AI Beechgrove Cornelius gained his first proof in April 09.There is semen …

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Onwards and Still Upwards

Dairy Co released the revised proofs in early April 09 and there are 25 heifers listed in the Top 1000 with a GMI of +350, 6 of these were in the January list but their figures have all risen.

For the first time there are heifers with GMI’s of over +500 and heading the list is Brymor Peggy 24 whose GMI has risen by +65 to +554 GMI. This daughter of Helium is a granddaughter of Brymor Peggy 9 EX90 who was probably the best daughter of Sagittarius. Peggy 24 is the 4th generation of the cow family to be Good Plus or better.

The second heifer with a GMI of over +500 is Blacknor Margaret 160, a Tiresford Pedro daughter classified H86 and she was Heifer Champion at the Bath & West in 2008 and is the third generation VG, her GMI +541.