The results of the 2019 All-Britain Awards were this weekend announced at the All-Britain Dinner. Taking place on Saturday, March 14, it followed on from the UK Dairy Expo in Carlisle.
The All-Britain awards consider the quality of animals which have been exhibited at recognised shows or events during the year of competition.
Entries were of an extremely high standard with 145 entries submitted across 14 classes. This year, for the first time, the Red & White animals were split into three classes.
With all entries undergoing judgement in the preliminary stage by John Garnett (Milnthorpe), Andrew Dennison (Denmire) and David Hodgson (Wormanby), the National Judging Panel were then asked to submit their votes to enable the finalists to be determined.
Commenting on the first round of judging, John Garnett said: “This year’s All-Britain nominees are showing Holstein Friesians at their very best.
"The standard was fantastic and a credit to the exhibitors and stockmen of the breed. Credit also to all the exhibitors that have taken their time and effort at great expense to them for supporting shows throughout the UK and Ireland.”
David Hodgson added: “I was really impressed by the standard, quality and depth of all classes, but after visiting most of the major shows throughout the year, it is what can be expected of the quality UK breeders are now producing.”
Holstein UK chairman Michael Smale congratulated all of the winners.
"It is fantastic to see such a large entry of exceptional animals presented to the judges once again," he said.
I am proud to see the passion and commitment that our breeders have for rearing productive, high-performing and exquisite cattle that really do deserve worldwide recognition.
"Congratulations again to all the winners and I am sure we will all look forward to seeing many of them in show rings around the country throughout 2020.”
The 2019 champions are as follows:
Junior Heifer Champion
INGLEDEN FITZ PAPOOSE, Exhibited by Messrs Williamson, Ingleden Holsteins, Cumbria (pictured above)
Intermediate Heifer Champion
NETHERVALLEY KINGPIN SARA, Exhibited by R & M Scott, Nethervalley Holsteins, Ayrshire
Senior Heifer Champion
WILTOR EMILIO CHASSITY, Exhibited by Matthew Breen, Cherryblossom Holsteins, Enniskillen
Junior Two-year-old in Milk Champion
CHEDHUNT CINDERDOOR RACH, Exhibited by Chedhunt Holsteins, Somerset
Intermediate Two-year-old in Milk Champion
NEWBIRKS SOLOMON JAZZ 1800, Exhibited by A Lawson & Son, Newbirks Holsteins
Senior Two-year-old in Milk Champion
RIVERDANE ABSOLUTE SPRINGSTEEN, Exhibited by Riverdane Holsteins, Cheshire
Junior Three-year-old in Milk Champion
KNOWLESMERE SOLOMON DIAMOND, Exhibited by Knowlesmere Holsteins, Shropshire
Senior Three-year-old in Milk Champion
WHINCHAT SNOWY TIPPY 2, Exhibited by Evening Holsteins, Cumbria
Four-year-old in Milk Champion
RIVERDANE ASHLYNS GOLD, Exhibited by Evening Holsteins, Cumbria
Five-year-old in Milk Champion
WHINCHAT STANLEYCUP FARRAH, Exhibited by Evening Holsteins, Charlotte Wilson and Luke Lancaster, Cumbria
Mature Cow in Milk Champion
NEWBIRKS JAZZ 1584, Exhibited by R & E Butterfield, Ingleview Holsteins, Lancashire
Red & White Heifer Champion
KNOWLESMERE TOITOI DEFIANT DREAM RED, Exhibited by Knowlesmere Holsteins, Shropshire
Red & White Heifer in Milk Champion
ROCKSET INTEGRAL RAE RED, Exhibited by Eastford Holsteins, Castle Douglas
Red & White Cow in Milk Champion
LOGAN INTEGRAL JODIE RED 3, Exhibited by Brian Yates and Son, Logan Holsteins, Castle Douglas
Reserve Champion and Honourable Mention results can be found on the Holstein UK website.