SHE’S still got what it takes!

Five-year-old Whinchat Stanley Cup Farrah is still topping the champion charts with the latest achievement at the 2019 All Britain Awards at the All Britain Dinner following the Borderway UK Dairy Expo in Carlisle.

The Holstein cow is part of the Evening Hill herd, belonging to the Wilson family of Thursby, Carlisle. It has previously taken championships at shows across the country, as well as champion of champions titles at local shows.

The family also took championships at the All Britain Awards with their Senior Three-year-old in Milk Whinchat Snowy Tippy2 and Four Year Old in Milk Champion Riverdale Ashlyns Gold.

Another Cumbrian winner was Messrs Williamson of the Ingleden Holsteins with their Junior Heifer Champion Ingleden Fitz Papoose,

Entries were of an extremely high standard with 145 entries across 14 classes. This year, for the first time, the Red & White animals were split into three classes, with a high response.

The All Britain awards are a judgment of the quality of an animal which has been exhibited within the show ring at recognised shows or events during the year of competition.

With all entries undergoing judgment 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.

David Hodgson, from Burgh by Sands, said: “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.”