Winners of the All Britain Holstein Awards were announced at a dinner following the UK Dairy Expo at Carlisle.

Animals are judged based on the quality displayed in show rings throughout shows in the UK in 2023, with shortlisted females from each class submitted to the National Judging Panel after the first round of judging. Preliminary judges for this year were Michael Yates of the Logan herd from Castle Douglas; David Hodgson of the Wormanby herd, Cumbria; and Iwan Morgan, Erie Holsteins.

Commenting on the preliminary judging, Mr Hodgson said: “Yet again the quality and strength in depth on every class was exceptional.”

Mr Morgan added: “The outstanding quality seen at all of the UK shows this year is again reflected in the All Britain nominations. The top six are an excellent group in each section.”

Backing up these statements, Mr Yates said: “It’s great to see so much enthusiasm for showing, given that there was very little between the classes. There have been some great cows unlucky to miss out on a nomination.”

Final placements were determined by the Holstein UK National Judging Panel, who allocated their placings individually, with the champion, reserve and honourable mention titles awarded to the animals with the most votes.

Leading Awards


Junior heifer – Champion – Drointon Jordy Crispy Promis (Grayridge and Drointon Holsteins; reserve, Riverdane Artist Hyacinth (Riverdane Holsteins); honourable mention, Slatabogie Lambda Flower (Slatabogie Holsteins)

Intermediate heifer – Champion – Woodcatt Crushabull Rapture (B and G Donald); reserve, Evening Sidekick Jennifer 4 (Scott Forsyth); honourable mention, Churchvale Delta-Lambda Ghost 2 (M and G Norman).

Senior heifer – Champion – Slatabogie Lambda Gold (Slatabogie Holsteins); reserve, TLC MHH BadHabits (Grayridge, Oakfield and Drointon Holsteins); honourable mention, Firstlook Chief Ashlyn 2 (J and S Doherty and Andrew Williams).

Junior two-year-old in milk – Champion – Wiltor Chief Atlee (DW and C E Jones); reserve, Newbirks Chief Jazz 1970 (Scott Forsyth); honourable mention, Winkleigh Chief Pickles (AH Wilson and Son and P Prior).

Intermediate two-year-old in milk – Champion – Wolfa Chief Sue (C Innes and Sons); reserve, Evening Sidekick Farrah (Crossfell Holsteins and Luke Lancaster); honourable mention, Priestland 6877 Master James Rose (McLean family).

Senior two-year-old in milk – Champion – Riverdane Tatoo Ambrosia (Riverdane Holsteins); reserve, Evening Goldwyn Adeen (Evening Holsteins); honourable mention, Firstlook Jones Crushtime Ricki (Frank and Jan Phillipson).

Junior three-year-old in milk – Champion – Eedy Crushabull Acclaim (Brian Yates and Son); reserve, Crossfell Discjockey Erle (Crossfell Holsteins); honourable mention, Carldanton Victor Springsteen (Anthony Grimshaw).

Senior three-year-old in milk – Champion – MAG Pandor (Blyth Farms and Ferme Blondin) reserve, Damm Tatoo Sallie (Martin and Cyril Millar); honourable mention, Richaven Diamondback Mahala (RA Bown).

Four-year-old in milk – Champion – Evening Sidekick Jennifer (Evening Holsteins); reserve, Richaven Impression Adeen (RA Bown); honourable mention, Absolute Unix Suzette (Absolute Genetics).

Five-year-old in milk – Champion – Wilt Bailay (Blyth Farms); reserve, Logan Fitz Becky (Brian Yates and Son); honourable mention, Thuborough Freda 610 (Thuborough Farms Ltd).

Mature cow in milk – Styche Armour Hilgonda (Seaton Farms); reserve, Lumville M Danoise (Clive and Joel Richardson); honourable mention, Riverdane Absolute Springsteen (Riverdane Holsteins)

Red and White Holstein

Junior heifer – Champion – Slatabogie Willows Avina Red 2 (C Innes and Sons); reserve, Riverdane Altitude Tequila Red (Riverdane Holsteins and J Sherratt; honourable mention, Panda Thai Noodle Red (JF Cobb and Sons).

Senior heifer – Champion – Bailmoor Robin A Redrose Red (Coates Family); reserve, Slatabogie Willows Avina Red (Slatabogie Holsteins); honourable mention, Arranview Redeye Raquel Red (K and A Lawrie).

Heifer in milk – Champion – Feizor Mirand A Kandie Red (WA and A Booth); reserve, Logan Avatar Rae Red (Brian Yates and Son); honourable mention, Luck-E Altitude America Red (Matt Engel and K & A Lawrie

Cow in milk – Champion – Wiltor Jordy Rosie Red (DW and CE Jones); reserve, Riverdane Miss Awesome Strawberry Red (Riverdane Holsteins); honourable mention, Logan Rubels Seisme (Brian Yates and Son).