Top Heifers in E&W April 2011

The April proofs published by Dairy Co. provide an interesting mix of type and production, this is as always a combined list from England & Wales and Guernsey Island and both populations are classified by the professionals at Holstein UK and the classification figures are then used in the calculation of sire proofs. Unfortunately the scores for the Guernsey Island heifers and their milk records are not available for public scrutiny and until they are I am unable to link them to the CDI web pages which provide such an excellent overview of the pedigree and performance of all of the Guernseys in England and Wales.

Cornish Guernseys Shine in the Spring Sunshine

I was able to spend a couple of days visiting farms in Cornwall and with the brilliant spring sunshine and hedges and verges in full bloom the county was looking fabulous but then so were the cows. I visited Tredinnick. Trewarnevas, Carne and Lower Keigwin having travelled down for the Judges workshop hosted by the Warren family at Tredinney. James had turned out 3 classes of six in show ring order and of very similar quality and 16 of the 18 were home bred.