Briddlesford Guernsey cows triumph at show

The Briddlesford Herd of Pedigree Guernsey cows again triumphed at the Annual Prizegiving and Annual General Meeting of the English Guernsey Cattle Society at Sparkford in Somerset last week.

Of the 16 classes, cows and bulls from the Briddlesford Herd won 7, and took reserve in 6 classes competing against Guernsey herds from all over the country took part.

The prestigious EGCS Award to the owner of the Family Group of 5 cows, bred in direct female line, having the highest weight of fat plus protein in the last recording year, was won by Briddlesford’s Lily family.

The award for the best performing bull was won by Briddlesford Bluebells Leopold. Leopold’s mother, Briddlesford Laredos Bluebell, was the supreme champion in 2015 at the National Dairy event.

Paul Griffin, partner at Briddlesford, said, “We are so proud of our cows. Doing so well amongst the best Guernsey cow breeders in the country, is a tribute to our herdsmen. We care for all our cows with the highest standard of welfare management. Anyone visiting our farm, shop and Bluebells cafe can see our cows daily as they walk back from the milking parlour to the pastures.”