news / october
Excellent Jersey and her twin daughters set Classification
Sowden Juno Tracy and her twin daughters, Sowden Samson
Tracy and Tracy 2, have all Classified EX95, or higher,
for their true-to-breed-type conformation. In fact matriarch,
Juno Tracy, Classified EX96.
Juno Tracy 96 (3) completes a first among all breeds
with her twin daughters Sowden Sampson Tracy EX
(4) and Tracy 2 EX95 (6)
Bred by Malcolm & Ann
Huxtable and Son, Ian, in Devon, this remarkable feat
is a UK first for any breed. Longevity is the order of
the day with Tracy 2 completing seven lactations and
the other family members six lactations each. Tracy 2
was purchased by the Fleming Family for their Potterswalls
herd in Northern Ireland, while the other two animals
remained with their Sowden herdmates.
head of Classification for Holstein UK commented: “The
Huxtable family deserve the plaudits for breeding the
Tracy family; they are a superb example of the breed.
It also shows how Classification can add value to a herd
by identifying the conformation traits that deliver longevity.
is only a few years ago that a different Jersey herd
was the first of all breeds in the country to breed ten
Excellent second-calvers. The combination of these two
firsts in the Classification history book for Jerseys
shows what depth of Type there is in a numerically smaller