The Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Breeder’s pride at supreme dairy victory

Royal Norfolk Show Supreme Dairy Champion Sandyford Mayflower 11 with Evie Tomlinson. Picture: Ian B

Royal Norfolk Show Supreme Dairy Champion Sandyford Mayflower 11 with Evie Tomlinson. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The owner of the Royal Norfolk Show's supreme dairy champion said it was an honour to win the top title at such a prestigious livestock event.

The dairy interbreed trophy was awarded to Sandyford Mayflower 11, a six-year-old Ayrshire cow from Sandyford Ayrshires, a milking herd of 220 cows based in Loughborough, in Leicestershire.

Breeder Blaise Tomlinson said: 'The Norfolk Show is one of the premier livestock shows in the country, so it is a big honour to win it. In the interbreed competition you are up against the best of every breed, so there is always stiff opposition.

'This cow had her fourth calf in February, and she has just got an excellent 94 points. She was a junior champion in 2015.

'Being an Ayrshire, she has a lot of power and strength and a tremendous udder. She is doing about 55 litres a day.'

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