Fame by name and fame by na­ture for cham­pion milker

Clon­paddin Fame, a 12 gal­lons a day cow from the Kins­g­wood Herd in Dublin, won the over­all cham­pion award at the Na­tional Dairy Show, re­ports

Irish Independent - Farming - - NATIONAL DAIRY SHOW -

ASIX-YEAR-OLD pedi­gree Hol­steinFriesian cow yield­ing in ex­cess of 12 gal­lons per day is the Na­tional Dairy Show 2017 Supreme Over­all Cham­pion of Show.

Clon­paddin Fame ET, ex­hib­ited by Cyril and John Dowl­ing, took the award from an en­try of “ex­cep­tional cows” at the Green Glens Arena, Mill­street, Co Cork last Satur­day.

The cham­pion cow, from the herd at Kingswood Farm, Bal­don­nel, Co Dublin, also won the awards for Best Ud­der and Ma­ture Cow in Milk.

It was the sec­ond Supreme Cham­pion award at the Na­tional Dairy Show for the herd in three years and the fourth suc­cess since 1998, each of the awards be­ing won by dif­fer­ent an­i­mals.

Clon­paddin Fame is by the sire, Gen Mark St­matic Sanchez and out of the dam, Craden­hill Lin­jet Fame. Her ori­gin goes back to a great cow, of Moreta In­spi­ra­tion genes, im­ported from Canada into the Kingston fam­ily’s Craden­hill herd at Na­ho­val, Co Cork.

“Her grand-dam was a great show cow,” said John Dowl­ing, ju­bi­lant at re­gain­ing the award won by the herd with a dif­fer­ent cow in 2015.

“We were not here in 2016, be­cause the show co­in­cided with my son’s wed­ding,” he ex­plained.

Fame, was bought as a calf by Garry Hur­ley, of the Clon­paddin Hol­stein herd at Ark­low and pur­chased as a three-year-old heifer by John and Cyril Dowl- ing at the IHFA Open Day on the Hur­ley farm.

John Dowl­ing said that well known Hol­stein breed­ers and ex­hibitors, Mervyn Ea­ger, New­cas­tle, Co Dublin and Tadgh Bourke, Kil­finny, Adare, Co Lim­er­ick, both have had a role to play in Fame to date and the lat­ter re­tains a share in­ter­est in the cow.

‘Tremen­dous show’

The next show out­ing for the cham­pion “may be Bal­moral, but we won’t over-work her,” said John of the fu­ture plans.

Cana­dian Brian Cas­cad­den, a renowned in­ter­na­tional ex­pert on the Hol­stein breed, judged the show and he de­scribed it as “a great plea­sure” to judge such “an out­stand­ing” se­lec­tion of dairy an­i­mals.

“It is a tremen­dous show of dairy cows and I am very im­pressed by the four cows that have reached the fi­nal of this cham­pi­onship,” he said.

“One cow has stood out. Not all big cows are good cows. But here we have not only a big cow, but also a very good cow,” he said of Clon­paddin Fame ET af­ter he tapped her for­ward for the Supreme Award.

Novem­ber-2016 born, Corn­boro Beemer Dooly, ex­hib­ited by Brian Cor­ley, Cor­nafaghey, Smith­boro, Co Ca­van was judged Ju­nior Hol­stein Cham­pion.

Win­ner of the class for heifers born Novem­ber 2016 to Jan­uary 2017, which had an en­try of 29 heifers, she is daugh­ter of Corn­boro Kj Dolly, which has yielded 12,899 kgs of milk.

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