16 Feb 2021

Holstein UK All Time People's Choice Competition

We're delighted to share with you the nominated animals as selected by our three independent Judging Panels for you to vote for your All Time People's Choice. The top three animals in each class will be featured in the May edition of The Journal.



Voting closes on 15th March 2021.

Please note, only one vote per person per class will be counted. If multiples animals are selected, your vote for that class will not be counted.‚Äč



Blydale Lynn Fitz All

Nominated by: Stephanie Doherty

Bred by: Blydale Holsteins

Owned by: Woodhey/TLC/Firstlook

Junior Champion Western Spring Show 2017 - 1st & Overall Champion Calf Western, Staffs & Shropshire Calf Show 2017 1st & Res Champion All-Britain Calf 2017 - 1st & Junior Champion UK Dairy Expo 2018 - 1st & Res Champion Heifer Agriscot 2018 (in milk) - Classified VG88 as a milking heifer & scored VG89 as a 2nd calver - She produced over 11,500kg as a heifer. 


Hilltara Atwood Maude 10

Nominated by: S & J McCormick

Bred & owned by: S & J McCormick

NI HYB Champion Calf 2018 - ABAB Calf Show 2018 1st Oct/Nov calf - All-Britain Junior Heifer Champion 2018 - Recently classified VG88 2yr - This fresh 2nd calver is ready for a show ring, once restrictions allow.



Ingleden Fitz Papoose

Nominated by: Matthew Williamson

Bred & owned by: Messers Williamson

Champion All Breeds All Britain Calf Show 2019 - All-Britain Junior Heifer 2019


Knowlesmere Solomon Diamond 2

Nominated by: Andrew and Jane Whittaker

Bred by: Andrew and Jane Whittaker

Owned by: Bartonwood Holsteins

Was All-Britain as a young calf and older heifer - The best heifer we have ever bred! - All-Britain Senior Heifer 2018 - HM Junior Champion UK Dairy Expo 2018 - Junior Champion Western Spring Show 2018 - All-Britain Junior Heifer 2017 - Champion Calf All-Britain Calf Show 2017.



Lynholme Glauco Pledge

Nominated by: PD & BS Lawrence

Bred & owned by: PD & BS Lawrence

1st Summer Calf and Honourable Mention Junior Champion UK Dairy Expo 2015 - Champion Calf Great Yorkshire Show 2015 - All-Britain Intermediate Heifer 2015 - ABAB Calf Show Champion 2015.


Riverdane SVS Atlee

Nominated by: Riverdane Holsteins

Bred & owned by: Riverdane Holsteins

SVS Atlee started her show career at the Western HYB Calf Show, taking home 1st Aug-Sep Calf & Champion Calf. She then extended her career by taking home Champion Calf at the All Britain All Breeds Calf Show 2014. Not only was she successful as a calf, but she was also very successful as a heifer-in-milk, taking home Intermediate Champion as a 2YR at UK Dairy Expo 2016. She also had the privilege of representing the UK at the European Championships in Colmar that year.



Chedhunt Cinderdoor Rach

Nominated by: Chedhunt Holsteins

Bred & owned by: Chedhunt Holsteins

1st Place Junior 2 yr Old in Milk at UK Dairy Day 2019 - 1st Place Heifer in Milk South West Dairy Show 2019 - Champion Junior 2yr Old in Milk All Britain Awards 2019


Riverdane Absolute Springsteen

Nominated by: Riverdane Holsteins

Bred & owned by: Riverdane Holsteins

Absolute Springsteen has never stood anywhere but at the top! As a heifer-in-milk, she started her career as The Royal Cheshire Show 2019 where she was Grand Champion. She followed this up taking home 1st Senior Heifer, Intermediate Champion and Interbreed Champion at UK Dairy Day 2019. This led to her being crowned All Britain Champion Senior 2YR old 2019. Springsteen scored VG-89 MAX as a heifer! She continued her career taking home 1st Senior 3YR at UK Dairy Expo 2020 (13 days fresh!) and 1st at the Style World Dairy Championships, showing she can stand top against cows worldwide!



Riverdane Talented Ashlyn

Nominated by: Riverdane Holsteins

Bred & owned by: Riverdane Holsteins & Sterndale Holsteins

Talented Ashlyn took home 1st Junior Two-Year Old, Supreme Champion Holstein and Best Udder at The Royal Cheshire Show. She followed this up as the winning Junior Two-Year Old & Reserve Champion Heifer at the Great Yorkshire Show. At Agriscot the same year, she took the top honours winning 1st Senior Two-Year Old & Champion Heifer. This all totalled to Ashlyn being crowned All Britain Champion Intermediate Heifer in Milk 2012. Ashlyn continued a successful show career and also established herself as an important brood cow, with 13 VG/EX daughters including Riverdane Ashlyn’s Gold, 1st 4YR Old European Championships 2019.


Typex Blackstar Fabiola

Nominated by: Statton & Coryn

Bred by: Gaec Cabon, France

Owned by: Statton & Coryn

Grand Champion National Holstein Show 1993 including Best Udder - Judge Mr N. Wendorf. Cresentmead, USA. South West Dairy Show 1992 - In Milk Heifer debut, Reserve Breed Champion to Cardsland Eclipse Flo - Judge Mrs R. Shufflebottom. Fabiola "Frenchi" was our cow of a lifetime; easy to work with but above all 100% totally genuine. Devastatingly, she left us prematurely but bred well through the twins, both scoring EX, SP producers, one 1995 NHS Junior Champion, other LP100.



Wyndford Atwood Grey

Nominated by: Ben Yates on behalf of Wilfred Maddocks Ltd

Bred by: Wilfred Maddocks Ltd

Owned by: Errera Holsteins, Italy

Wyndford Atwood Grey was placed second at UK Dairy Expo in 2016 where she was selected to be a member of the team representing the UK. At the European Holstein Show, Colmar, she was placed second in the Intermediate Heifer class and went on to win the Junior Two-Year-Old All-Britain award for that year. At the European Show, she was sold to Italy, where her showing career is continuing with Errera Holsteins winning Grand Champion at the National Holstein Show 2019, Honourable Mention at Verona Show 2018, Intermediate Champion at Dairy Show, Montichiari 2017.


Wyndford Doorman Atlee 2

Nominated by: D W & C E Jones 

Bred by: Wilfred Maddocks Ltd

Owned by: D W & C E Jones

Class winner and Best Udder in the Junior Two Year Old class at UK Dairy Expo 2018. Champion Holstein Heifer & Interbreed Dairy Heifer at the Royal Welsh Show, 2018. Class winner and Champion Holstein Heifer at UK Dairy Day 2018. 



Bassingthorpe Leader Dilys 10

Nominated by: Anne Harrison

Bred by: Anne Harrison

Owned by: Wills Brothers

Bassingthorpe Leader Dilys 10 Ex 97 3E. Won 1st Mature Cow, Best Udder in Show and Supreme Champion National Holstein show 2009 Centenary show. 1st mature cow. Best udder and Supreme Champion European Dairy Event 2009 Champion All-Britain Mature cow 2009. Supreme Champion Royal Cornwall show 2008 Reserve All-Britain mature cow 2008. Dilys is one of only a handful of cows classified Ex97. Ex97 MS, DS Ex97 legs and feet Ex97. She gave 80 tonnes of milk lifetime Her only daughter is Riverdane Goldwyn Dilys Ex92. We are very proud to have bred the Centenary Show Supreme Champion.


Cardsland Eclipse Flo

Nominated by: Tom Cope

Bred by: Cardsland Holsteins

Owned by: Tom Cope

1991 Supreme Interbreed Inspection Champion DFE 1st Scottish Winter Fair and Reserve All Britain Junior Cow. 1992 Supreme Interbreed Dairy Champion Shropshire and West Midlands, Staffordshire, Cheshire, Scottish Winter Fair, SWDS, All Britain Intermediate Cow and All European 4-year-old. 1994 Champion Production cow Staffs NMR Herds Comp and Staffs / Derby Holstein Club Herds Competition, Supreme Interbreed Champion Staffordshire and Three Counties, DFE, SWDE and National Primestock Show. 1995 Supreme Interbreed Dairy Champion Staffordshire, Cheshire and DFE. Three times Burke Trophy winner. Twice Breed and Interbreed Champion at the Royal Show.



Copywood Integrity Sara

Nominated by: Riverdane Holsteins

Bred by: A & B Fox

Owned by: Riverdane Holsteins, A & B Fox

Sara won the Royal and the National Holstein Show. As a cow, Sara was 1st & Holstein Champion RASE 2003 and 1st and Supreme Champion National Holstein Show 2004. This led to her being crowned the Champion All Britain Intermediate Cow 2003. She then scored max points as a third calver.


Dalesend Storm Maude 

Nominated by: Bernard Liddle

Bred by: J G Ropner

Owned by: Tregibby Holsteins

The only cow to have ever won 5 All Britain titles, Maude is a true great, sold as a Calf at a society sale. No one could have foreseen the formidable show career & success she would have over the subsequent decade. 4 Interbreed Championships at the Royal Welsh and 3 at the Welsh Dairy Show, she also secured Championship at the Royal Dairy event and was Champion of Champions. She optimised longevity, is undoubtedly a great of the breed and has left a legacy at Tregibby



Davlea Bradnick Alicia

Nominated by: Ian & Max Davies

Bred & owned by: Ian & Max Davies

2018 1st Junior Cow, Interbreed Champion and part of winning Fitzhugh Pair at Royal Welsh Show 1st Senior 3yo, National Holstein Show Champion and Interbreed Champion at UK Dairy Day 2019 1st Intermediate Cow, Reserve Champion and part of winning Fitzhugh Pair at Royal Welsh Show Selected to represent Team UK at European Holstein Show, Libramont.


Grantchester Heather 8

Nominated by: John Suenson-Taylor

Bred by: John Suenson-Taylor

Owned by: 50% ownership with Draper family from 1992

Supreme Dairy Female RASE 1990, 1991, All Britain 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992, All Britain Intermediate Cow, Junior Cow, Senior Heifer and Reserve all time All Britain Senior Heifer. Champion and Best Udder National Holstein Show 1990, 1991 and 1992. Champion and Best Udder RASE 1990, 1991. Mature best produce National Holstein Show 1990, 1991 and 1992.



Knowlesmere Jordan Diamond

Nominated by: Andrew and Jane Whittaker

Bred & owned by: Andrew and Jane Whittaker

• Completed over 100,000kgs milk, and is now 14 years old in her 9th lactation. Dam of the 18,000gns Knowlesmere Solomon Diamond EX93-max, a 3-time All-Britain winner. • Reserve All-Britain Mature Cow 2018 • Reserve Grand UK Dairy Expo 2018 • 2nd Aged Cow Royal Welsh and UK Dairy Day 2018 • All-Britain Mature Cow 2016 • Reserve Grand Royal Welsh 2016 • Supreme Champion Newport Show 2016 • HM All-Britain Mature Cow 2014 • Reserve Senior Champion & HM Grand UK Dairy Expo 2014 • 2nd Mature Cow AgriScot 2014 • Res Grand Western Spring Show 2014 • HM All-Britain Aged Cow 2013 • 2nd Mature Cow UK Dairy Expo 2013


Medway Supreme Maude 

Nominated by: S & J McCormick

Bred by: Medway Farms

Owned by: S & J McCormick

• 3x EX97, once at 15yrs • 166,445kgs in 9 lactations • 14 daughters registered, 7 classified EX • 372 Maudes registered to date • Maude’s show career began in 1994 claiming championships locally and nationally • RUAS Champion 1996, 1998 (4 days fresh) 2000, 2005, & 2007 • Nominated Canadian Cow of the Year 2003 & 2004 (then the only cow to be granted this honour outside North America) • All Britain Mature Cow 2002 & 6 Reserve All Britain awards • INHS Champion 1999, 2000 & 2005 • RUWF Interbreed Champion 1998, 1999, 2001 & 2002 • RASE Reserve Holstein Champion 2000 • NHS Reserve Champion 2000



Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody

Nominated by: Yasmin Bradbury

Bred & owned by: Yasmin Bradbury

Peak Goldwyn Rhapsody AKA Tank was Reserve Champion Staffordshire County Show 2011. Grand Champion UK Dairy Expo 2014, 2017 and 2018 and Best Udder. She was Super Cow AgriScot 2014. Mature Cow in Milk UK All-Britain Awards 2014, 2017, 2018. Tank also was runner up in the 2018 Cowsmopolitan Holstein Grand Champion Poll. HM UK Dairy Day 2018. She achieved a LTP of over 130,000 kg. First EX97 Goldwyn in Europe. Rhapsody is the 13th straight Excellent her Dusk daughter and Commander granddaughter make the family 15 Excellents in a row. 


Portlea Ned Pamela

Nominated by: Jim Westaway on behalf of the late Mr and Mrs Geoff Gould, Messrs Peter and Bill Gould, the late T R Harding and family

Bred by: Carmen Porter

Owned by: W G Gould & Sons Ltd and T R Harding Ltd

Pamela was nominated for both All Canadian and All-American Awards before being imported into the UK in 1985. She was housed at Wiseburrow Farm for 4 years before being shown in the UK, she was undefeated in all her outings winning Dry Cow Champion at the NWDS 1988 before being shown in milk as a 10-year-old in 1989, she was Supreme Champion at the NHS, Supreme and Interbreed Champion at the Bath and West, Supreme and Interbreed Champion at the 1989 Royal. Her descendants prove her to be one of the great breeding cows of all time, a bovine legend. 



Riverdane Ashlyns Gold

Nominated by: Emma Wilson

Bred by: Riverdane Holsteins

Owned by: Evening Holsteins 

1st 4-year-old European Championship Libramont - 1st 4-year-old UK Dairy Day - All-Britain Champion 4 year old 2019 - UK Dairy Day Reserve Holstein Champion 2018 - Intermediate Champion UK Dairy Expo 2018 - Reserve Intermediate Champion UK Dairy Expo 2017 - She is a world class cow and a show ring favourite! 


Somerford Falcon Primrose 5

Nominated by: Alan Jones

Bred by: Len Brereton

Owned By: Len Brereton, Northsea Holsteins, GM Pearson Ltd, D Hull

Awarded 7 stars - Three times All-Britain - Supreme Cheshire Show in 1984 and 85 - Royal Show three times and the National Show. Primrose was also Champion at Cheshire as well as winning the Scottish Winter Fair. Part of the first British Holstein pair to win the Burke Trophy 1985, the first pair of cows to complete 10,000kg+ lactations in their winning year.