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Dairy farm claims its first supreme champion title at Royal Norfolk Show

PUBLISHED: 15:19 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:29 28 June 2018

John Smith, with his supreme dairy inter breed champion, Wigboro Altarush Durose. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

John Smith, with his supreme dairy inter breed champion, Wigboro Altarush Durose. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Copyright: Archant 2018

A dairy farm from Essex claimed its first-ever supreme champion rosette by winning the inter-breed dairy competition at the Royal Norfolk Show.

The winning cow, named Wigboro Altarush Durose, is part of the 260-strong milking herd at Wigboro Holsteins, near Clacton.

John Smith, from the farm, said: “She is the best cow we have ever shown. She is our first-ever supreme champion and to top it all we got the reserve with one of our Ayrshires as well. We have never had a day like it.

“The judges said she was the most balanced cow at the show. She is a fourth-calver, and she is giving 45 litres per day.”

Mr Smith said his family enjoyed the show season as it gave them a chance to promote their herd - and to socialise with fellow dairy farmers.

“Because we are in an area where there is not much dairy it gives us good coverage and it allows us all to get together. My family is here, and we don’t have many holidays – so we go on holiday with the cows.”

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