The Sales family took three Bickfield cows to Mid Somerset Show to compete in the Any Other Dairy Breed section with Ayrshires, Swiss and Shorthorns.
8 Guernseys were present at the Edenbridge Show from four exhibitors two of whom were competing for the first time and in addition 3 other calves had competed in the Calf classes on the Sunday.
The August 09 Guernsey Bull proofs were released by Dairy Co on the 23rd August 09 and show some encouraging figures for bulls selected for use in the Guernsey Global Breeding Plan(GGBP).
The top 2 bulls have again improved with more daughters and are now over 90% reliability in other words the proofs will not now change.
Firstly I’d like to say what a nice friendly lot you fellow guernsey breeders are, very helpful and in quite a few instances very kind.
Having bred pedigree Dairy Shorthorns for 41 yrs I did dabble in Jerseys but have now got the bug for the pedigree Guernsey. I had a Stroxworthy cow some yrs ago, who was no oilpainting but a worker, with me till 16yrs then a house cow to a friend for a further 4 yrs.
Beechgroves Ezekiel is out of the E family and his dam is the 4th Generation VG in the UK, one of the first cow families to achieve that.
Oak Knob Maxie Laredo is predicted to improve udders and is an “outcross” bull to most of the current active sires.
Tiresford Pedro Ranked No 3 is the Proven bull ranking with a GMI of +492. With 39/50 Classified daughters GP or better he is the complete package and at £12.50 a straw is exceptional value for money.
The English Guernsey Cattle Society have semen available from a mix of young bulls selected for use in the Guernsey Global Breeding Plan (GGBP) and also from some of the newly proven graduates of GGBP, most notably Tiresford Pedro Ranked No 3 in the Proven bull rankings