Classification top for Huxtable's winning Jersey trio
A Jersey cow from Devon and her twin daughters have set a national classification record.
Sowden Juno Tracy and Sowden Samson Tracy and Tracy 2, have all classified EX95, or higher, for their true-to-breed-type conformation. In fact the matriarch, Juno Tracy, classified EX96.
Bred by Malcolm and Ann Huxtable and their son, Ian, at Stockleigh Pomeroy, near Crediton, this remarkable feat is a UK first for any breed. Longevity is the order of the day, with Tracy 2 completing seven lactations and the other family members six lactations each.
Michael Parkinson, head of classification for Holstein UK, commented: "The Huxtable family deserves the plaudits for breeding the Tracy family. They are a superb example of the breed. It shows how classification can add value to a herd by identifying the conformation traits that deliver longevity. It was only a few years ago that a different Jersey herd was the first of all breeds in the country to breed 10 'Excellent' second-calvers."
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