Jocelyn follows in dam's footsteps

Brookleigh Jocelyn follows in mother's footsteps in Guernsey ring


IT WAS a case of the like mother, like daugther when Brookleigh Jocelyn took to the ring.


IT WAS a case of the next generation repeating when Lyndon and Joyce Cleggett's Brookleigh Jocelyn claimed the senior and supreme champion ribbons during the judging of the Guernsey feature breed at the Royal Adelaide Show.

Five years earlier, its mother Brookleigh Jolie, also shown by the Cleggetts, Glencoe, SA, had performed the same feat during the 2014 Guernsey feature breed judging.

"There is a bit of history there," Mr Cleggett said.

Last year, Brookleigh Jocelyn won the intermediate champion ribbon as a three-year-old at Adelaide, before backing that up with another intermediate win at International Dairy Week.

The four-year-old entry, which also claimed the overall best udder prize for the breed, was praised by international judge Dale Chupp, Inola, Oklahoma, United States, for its overall production and udder formation.

"This cow grabbed my attention as it entered the ring, with its dairy strength and beautiful mammary system," he said. "I love this cow, this is my kind of cow."

Mr Chupp said the senior champion cow lineup was an example of the type of cow for which he was searching.

"You don't have to be the biggest cow in the world, but they must be correct," he said. "They must have a great mammary system and move around well."

He said Jocelyn fit the bill.

Reserve senior champion went to seven-year-old Joshlee Pav Blossum, exhibited by Steve and Renee Joyce, Rochester, Vic.

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Intermediate champion Brookleigh Legend Blessing's win was a surprise to exhibitor Amy Cleggett, Glencoe, SA.

The 2.5-year-old cow had been sick earlier this year, so to go from thinking they might lose Blessing to winning an tricolour ribbon was "pretty special", Ms Cleggett said.

She said Blessing was very fresh and would probably appear even better in the next month or so.

The cow's dam, TM Bewitch, won the intermediate champion at Adelaide in 2017, also as a 2.5-year-old.

"Two years on, it's nice to back that up with its daughter," Ms Cleggett said.

Mr Chupp said Blessing stood out as "too much cow" to not win.

"The veination of the udder, and the height and width of the rear udder (wins it)," he said.

Reserve intermediate champion went to three-year-old class winner Brookleigh Dessert, shown by Lyndon and Joyce Cleggett.

Juvenile champion went to two-year-old Billabowrie Pistol Lainey, Manga Dairy, Mount Gambier West, SA.

Mr Chupp admired the heifer for it's width in the front end and silkiness.

"This is my kind of heifer, with good rib, good feet and legs and good bone," he said.

Manga Farm's Sharon Joppich said Lainey was a class winner as last year's Royal Adelaide Show, and showed good promise.

"We had pretty good hopes for it this year, and they were rewarded," she said.

The reserve juvenile champion was seven-month-old Keywyn Beau Abby, Keywyn Farm, Keyneton, SA.


Judge: Dale Chupp

Exhibitors: 7

Entries: 62

Supreme and senior champion: Brookleigh Jocelyn, LF&JM Cleggett, Glencoe, SA

Reserve: Joshlee Pav Blossum, Steve and Renee Joyce, Rochester, Vic

Intermediate champion: Brookleigh Legend Blessing, Amy Cleggett, Glencoe, SA

Reserve: Brookleigh Dessert, LF&JM Cleggett

Juvenile champion: Billabowrie Pistol Lainey, Manga Dairy, Mount Gambier West, SA

Reserve: Keywyn Beau Abby, Keywyn Farms, Keyneton, SA

Most successful exhibitor: LF&JM Cleggett

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