The cows pictured are Top Left Bickfield Indus 7 , Centre Bickfield Sweet William 31
Centre Bickfield Alison 42 and Lower Left Bickfield Linda 35
Kim Sales who chairs the EGCS Judges Panel has submitted a report of yesterday’s workshop.
This year’s Judge’s Workshop was held on Thursday April 11th at Bickfield Farm, Compton Martin, Nr Bristol, by kind invitation of the Durbin Family. There were nine senior judges present including myself and Master Judge David Mann. Seven other participants completed the competitors for the day. Judging reasons, was Mr Jeff Daw of the well known Normead Holstein herd from Swindon.
Three classes were put forward, Heifer in Milk, Junior Cow in Milk and Senior Cow in Milk. As the Bickfield herd has been absent from the Show ring for three years, it meant starting from scratch in preparing the animals for parade. A special thanks must go to Laura Sales who halter broke and clipped all the cows and to Neil, my other half and my Step-dad, Rob, for helping with the washing on the days before the event.
Topping the Senior Judges was James Warren with a combined score for placings and reasons of 1665. Second was Colin Evans with 1654, followed by Duncan Vincent with 1645.
Richard Norman was placed first in the probationer section with 1606 followed by sixteen year old Jo Langley at her 1st workshop with 1570 and Chris Carpenter, also attending for the first time, with 1560.
This event will continue to be run every two years and Senior Judges are asked to make every effort to attend, as a lot of work goes into preparing the animals for inspection . We are planning our next Workshop for spring 2015, however Judges who couldn’t attend this time, are invited to The Warren Family’s World Guernsey Conference open day on 28th June at Tredinney Farm Nr Penzance. Volunteers to host the Workshop in 2015 would be most welcome.
Finally,a big thank you to The Durbin Family for hosting the day, David Mann for acting as Master Judge, Jeff Daw for judging reasons and to Digby Gribble for doing the scoring.
Kim Sales. (Chair Judges Standing Committee.)
|Name||Class 1||Class 2||Class 3||Reasons||Total|
|David Mann (Master)||546||546||536||1628|
|No. 1 Judges|
Here are pictures of the cows in the order that David Mann Placed them in their class.
Heifer in Milk.
1. B. Indus 7 by B. Venus Stargazer.
2. B. Bee 24 by B. Venus Stargazer.
3. B. Suprema 105 by Aber Golden Boy.
4. B. Marguerite 31 by Aber Golden Boy.
5. B. Golden Blanche 14 by Yogi’s Prince.
6. B. Linda 52 by Yogi’s Prince.
Junior Cow in milk .
1. B. Alison 42 by Nomar.
2. B. Titiana 11 by B. Luxury Ambionic.
3. B. Phyllis 18 by June’s Royal Oak.
4. B. Duchess 31 by Slindon Posie’s Ambionic.
5. B. Liz 14 by Amir.
6. B. Sweet William 37 by Buzzard.
Senior Cow in Milk.
1. B. Sweet William 31 by Elijah
2. B. Lisa 16 by June’s Royal Oak.
3. B. Linda 35 by June’s Royal Oak.
4. B. Doreen 6 by June’s Royal Oak.
5. B. Venessa 37 by Chiller.
6. B. Blossom 37 by Posh Paddy.
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