2010 Jersey Cattle Society Young Members
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August 2010
at High Farm, Arkholm, Nr Carnforth, Lancashire LA6 1AR
kind permission of GM & DJ Pye
|| William Speke + Lydia Martin
||Team Lunar Hill
|Reserve Top Team Jersey Island Mugs
|Senior Handler Designer Jerseys Trophy
|Best Overall Stockperson
|Jersey Belt Buckle
Cornish Young Farmer wins Jersey Travel Award
from St Allen, Truro, bowled-over the judges for the Jersey
Youth Travel Award with his enthusiastic description of how
he sees the Jersey breed ‘dominating the world dairy
David identifies the breed’s ability to maintain persistent
yields while retaining its high fertility and better feed conversion
efficiency as its greatest attributes.
“From high input - high output to low input – low
output systems the Jersey has the ability to adapt, thrive and
maintain profitability,” David explains.
The reward for his passionately held views is a place on the
two-week JISEX International visit to the USA and Canada in
During the visit David will attend the NAILE Show in Louisville,
Kentucky, - the world’s largest livestock exhibition – which
incorporates the Jersey Pot-of-Gold Sale and Futurity Show.
In total some 350 Jersey cattle are exhibited from all across
David will then visit sixteen Jersey herds in North Carolina,
South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Pennsylvania
before ending-up at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.
David Christophers is already the proud owner of a number of
Jersey cows, the Trerose prefix, which are run alongside the
family’s Rosehill Ayrshire herd. Trerose Jerseys have
already made their mark, winning the Jersey Breed Championship
at the 2008 Royal Cornwall Show.
Runner-up to Denmark
Isobel Wright from the Fourcrosses Jersey herd in Staffordshire
was runner-up in the Travel Awards and will visit the Agromek
Exhibition as well as a number of farms in Denmark.
Breeding Jerseys which can last six or more lactations, yielding
over 6500kg milk at six per cent butterfat and four percent
protein is the target whish Isobel believes can be achieved.
The environmental benefits of keeping Jersey cows make this
a very attractive proposition.
Isobel Wright won the All-Breeds All-Britain Calf Show Coloured
Breeds Handler Championship in 2005 and her success in this
award added to the family’s achievement in winning the Lily Hill
Cup, also at this year’s Dairy Event.