THE Brown Swiss cow ‘Culverden Coco’ shown by W H Ley and Partners of Thuborough Farms, Sutcombe, won the any other pure breed championship.
Roland Ley said the show for them had gone ‘very well’, adding: “It’s the first time we have been exhibiting since 2014, we were down with TB the last two years. It’s very nice to be back. It’s a nice farmer show with a good agricultural base.”
Regulars to the show, the Walters family picked up several prizes including maiden heifer and breed champion.
Zoe Walters, daughter of Arthur and Debbie Walters of A R and D L Walters and Family, North Hill, Launceston, was delighted when her two and a half year old Jersey cow ‘Lily’ won the maiden heifer class.
Zoe said it was the first time she had shown Lily in an adult class as she had only just begun giving milk. She said: “I’m pleased I get to show alongside my sisters [Becky and Katie] who are showing Gemstone, Ayshire and Brown Swiss.”
Zoe has worked together with her cow Lily since her birth two and a half years ago and that has caused a strong bond between them. She said: “We have a strong bond because we have worked together for a long time. This is the first time I’ve shown her as an adult as she was only a heifer before.
“I’ve been showing since I was three. I love it. It’s the atmosphere I think, and I’m also really quite competitive!”
Veteran showers the Osborne family, from Jacobstow, had great success again this year collecting the usual horde of rosettes.
The Osborne family had successes in both sheep and cattle classes.
Michelle Osborne won overall champion with her Grey Face Dartmoor and Amy Osborne’s dairy shorthorn ‘Rodway Butterbur the 57th’ won breed champion. Amy said: “I was quite shocked with the win to be honest, she is a dry cow and isn’t giving any milk unlike all the others she was up against, which is a disadvantage but I guess the judge liked what they saw!”