The previous article dealt with the herd competitions for production and Inspection, but in addition there are classes for youngstock, bull progeny, the best cow on inspection, the best cow on production, the best cow family and the most improved herd year on year.
The SWGCBA Challenge Cup for Youngstock (23 entries)
This was won for the first time by Olive Farm (Babcary) and there were over 70 heifers in the group, sired mainly by EGCS young bulls, with in-calf heifers of Chiller, Shaka, Landon Premium and Rob Roy catching the eye, whilst the calves are by Eros, Posh Paddy, Workman and Ellys Epic. The heifers are reared at grass from the first week of life and the yearlings are outwintered.
The calves recieve whole milk twice a day for 8-10 weeks depending on the time of the year with calvingsd mainly between February and August.
|M & R Dunn