Edenbridge & Oxted Show 2010

7 Guernseys from 3 exhibitors were competing at the Edenbridge & Oxted Show in the Any Other Dairy Breed Section competing with Gloucester and Brown Swiss females with David Winnington a leading Dairy Shorthorn breeder and exhibitor as Judge.

Top Heifers Ranked by £PLI Aug 2010

The new £PLI figures were released by Dairy Co on Friday 20th August but were not posted by CDI until Monday afternoon.

There are 14 heifers with a £PLI of better than £100 and they are headed by Bourton Clover 24 who with a £PLI of +£169 is the highest ranked female in the breed, she has just had a Laredo heifer calf and her dam Bourton Clover 3 is also ranked in the top 25. Philip and Caroline Cox have the four highest ranked heifers in the Bourton herd at Lifton, Devon.

August 2010 Bull Proofs

Dairy Co published the August proofs yesterday morning and the top 20 International bulls include 15 bulls with daughters in England and Wales. In first position and with a GMI of +387 an increase of +30 points of GMI is Sniders Option Aaron (Number 1 in the USA as well). He has a reliability of 94% and has more UK daughters in his proof than US, which emphasizes the benefits of the GGBP in the UK.

Hartland View Herd

Andrew and Debbie Lewis were the main buyers at last weeks Sunninghill Park sale and I visited the farm which is close to Barnstable in Devon yesterday.

The 39 Guernseys have settled well and the Lewis’s are actively looking for another 20 cows so as to fully occupy the cubicle house that has been set aside for the Guernseys.