by Rod Kebble
Last Thursday, 28th August, Bev and Zoë Clear left their native Surrey and travelled north into darkest Buckinghamshire, to a showground at Weeden Park, near Aylesbury.
They were there for Pierrepont Farm’s first appearance at The Buck County Show, an annual one-day event.
As the table below shows, it wasn’t a bad debut. (“Pierrepont” and “Discovery” prefixes both denote Pierrepont herds. Discovery Fantom’s Jenny and Discovery Miles’ Jellybean are owned by Zoë Clear under the name Stonebridge Jerseys.)
|Champion Jersey||Champion||Pierrepont Perfecter’s Money Penny|
|Reserve Jersey Champion||Discovery Fantom’s Jenny|
|Jersey calf class||1st||Discovery Miles’ Jellybean|
|Jersey heifer in milk (ie with 1 calf)||1st||Discovery Lirsk’s Topaz|
|Cow in milk in 2nd lactation (ie with 2 calves)||1st||Discovery Fantom’s Jenny|
|Cow in milk in 3rd or subsequent lactation (ie with 3 or more calves)||1st||Pierrepont Perfecter’s Money Penny|
|Jersey dam and daughter||1st||Discovery Fantom’s Jenny (dam) & Discovery Miles’ Jellybean|
|Champion interbreed family pair (dam & daughter, granddam & granddaughter or sisters with the same dam)||Champions||Discovery Fantom’s Jenny & Discovery Miles’ Jellybean|
|Dairy championship||Reserve Dairy Champion||Pierrepont Perfecter’s Money Penny|
|Experienced young handler||1st||Zoë Clear|
The Pierrepont team’s next appearance will be at The Royal Berkshire Show at the end of this month.