Young breeders talent shines bright at All Britain All Breeds

Young breeders from across the breeds displayed their talents at the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show. Ellie Layton reports.

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Young breeders talent shines bright at All Britain All Breeds

In the Holstein Young Breeders competitions, it was Will Horsley, 26, from Penrith who was awarded the supreme title after going one better than his reserve title in 2022 in his last year of competing at the event for Border and Lakeland HYB. 

Will works on the home farm where  the family run 250 cows under the Woodcatt  prefix. The farm has recently moved to robotic milking.

Will Horsley being presented with the award

Jodie Nutsford of the Westen club, took the reserve champion title after being placed second to Will in the mature class earlier in the day.

Both qualify to represent the HYB in Montichiarl, Italy for the annual open junior show in preparation, handling and judging competitions.

In the other breeds, the Friesian showmanship winner was David Oultram, Shropshire, and Neil Hodge, Shropshire took the Brown Swiss title while Ellie Fisher, Yorkshire won the Dairy Shorthorn showmanship title. 

Zoe Walters, Cornwall won the Ayrshire showmanship, the second time she has taken the title. Meanwhile Isla Arrell won the Jersey category.

Ellie Saxby

Louise Hartley award

The Louise Hartley Award was launched in 2017 to honour the life of Louise Hartley, a member of the Farmers Guardian livestock team who died in 2016. In celebration of her life, the Louise Hartley Memorial Fund was set up to give a youngster with an interest in agriculture the chance to further their career.

This year's award winner was Ellie Saxby, Yorkshire who has made an outstanding contribution to the breed and HYB. Ellie wins a place at the World Wide Sires Global Training Centre, Washington.

Riverdane Holsteins win at All Breeds All Britain calf show

Results
Showmanship
Inter-breed Holstein (J. Doherty, Shropshire) Supreme, Will Horsley (Border and Lakeland); reserve, Jodie Nutsford (Western)
British Freisian (I. Laird, Peebleshire) Sup., David Oultram; res., Sam Owen
Brown Swiss (I. Laird) Sup., Neil Hodge; res., David Howat
Ayrshire (I. Laird) Sup., Zoe Walters; res., Annabelle Tomlinson
Dairy Shorthorn (I. Laird) Sup., Ellie Fisher; res., Harry Collins
Guernsey (I. Laird) Sup., Michael Dawes; res., Shannon Dawes
Jersey (I. Laird) Sup., Isla Arrell; res., Sioned Morris

Holstein Young Breeders
Stockjudging Open, Elaine Butterfield and Jane Arrell. HYB, Elfie Frampton.
Showmanship team award, Sup., Scotland; res., Border and Lakeland
Calf team award, Sup., Border and Lakeland
Tidy lines, Sup., Derbyshire; res., Shropshire
Best presented small stands, Sup., East Midlands; res., Cornwall
Best presented large stands, Sup., Derbyshire; res., Border and Lakeland
Overall best presented stand, Sup., Derbyshire; res., East Midlands
Club choice awards 1, Cornwall; 2, South Wales; 3, Border and Lakeland
Dick Stapleton award, George Oultram (Shropshire)
Little star award, Tilly Green, Yorkshire

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