Pedigree Jerseys were the number 1 choice for re-stocking at Abbott Lodge and The Scottish Farmer found out why… Steven & Claire Bland and their children Robert & Elizabeth lost their black & white herd to Foot & Mouth disease in 2001. It was then that radical changes took place and the herd was re-stocked with pedigree Jerseys. Herd facts: 210-220 pedigree Jersey cows Herd yield 7400 litres at 5.6% Butterfat and 3.9% Protein The herd is milked through 3 Fullwood Merlin2 robots with an average of 2.7 milkings per day per cow High yielders are giving 45 – 52 litres per day with lactations regularly over 12,000 litres in 30 days Some cows choose to visit the robot 4 times a day, allowing them to express their genetic potential Milk is sold to Grahams The Family Dairy as well as being made in to Ice Cream which is sold on farm through their tea room and locally. The Bland family make up to 40 different flavours of ice cream! Fertility has also improved since the robots have been in, making it easier to see individual cow behaviour. All cows and heifers are served up to two times with sexed semen with a split od 70% American and 30% Danish. Steven is convinced that good cow families are the strength behind a good breeding animal. Steven describes the herd as, “the ultimate free range cows” To read the full story, click the link: https://jerseycattlesociety.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Scottish-Farmer.pdf
The Scottish family dairy introduces a new luxury yogurt to their iconic Gold Top range – a first for Scotland! Today, Graham’s The Family Dairy announce the launch of Gold Top Luxury Yogurt, a new luxuriously layered yogurt made with deliciously creamy Jersey milk. A first for Scotland, the yogurt is a new addition to the Scotland’s No1 Chosen Brand’s iconic Gold Top range of products, which include award winning milk, butter, and cream. Gold Top Luxury Yogurt is made with the freshest Jersey milk from the Graham’s own herd of Golden Girls in Stirlingshire. Naturally 18% higher in protein and 20% higher in calcium than ‘standard’ milk, Jersey milk’s velvety smooth texture, is rich in essential vitamins and minerals such as zinc, iodine and vitamins A, B, D and E. So, with the addition of the opulent layer of strawberry or salted caramel, Graham’s Gold Top Luxury Yogurt is THE new must-have treat! Robert Graham, Managing Director, Graham’s The Family Dairy, “Innovation and product development are something we at Graham’s pride ourselves on, and we have been busy this year developing a host of new dairy products, including our new Gold Top luxury layered yogurt using our Jersey milk. As an amalgamation of our existing yoghurt and our iconic Gold Top Jersey milk range, we worked with external research agency, TRKR, as well as our own Graham’s Taste Testers to gain category and customer insight into this new product innovation, at concept level. Our own customer feedback was overwhelmingly positive. They wanted us to develop a luxury yogurt made with our Jersey Gold Top milk. So, as we continue to create delicious and nutritional dairy products with fresh local milk for our customers from all over Scotland, as well as the rest of the UK, we hope that everyone …
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Clandeboye Tequila Cookie has been crowned the “People’s Champion of the Decade” with The Royal Ulster Winter Fair, having been exhibited by Clandeboye Estate, Bangor. Our congratulations to Mark & all of the Team at Clandeboye.
The Royal Ulster Winter Fair are inviting you to take part in crowning the Jersey Champion of the Decade. The following exceptional line-up of Jerseys are all eligible to be the jewel in the crown: 2010 – Clandeboye Rocket Mabel 2011 – Clandeboye Jazz Evita 2012 – Clandeboye CR Evita 2013 – Potterswalls Action Daisybelle 2014 – Potterswalls Action Daisybelle 2015 – Clandeboye Jazz Evita 2016 – Clandeboye Allstar 1 Evita 2017 – Clandeboye Tequila Cookie 2018 – Quintrell Kyros Indigo 2019 – Clandeboye Tequila Cookie Votes close on Thursday 3rd December at 12noon: https://www.winterfair.org.uk/peoples-champion/jersey-breed-champion-of-the-decade The Jersey Champion will then enter the “Peoples Champion of the Decade” Competition, with voting for this opening at 5pm, Thursday 3rd December, closing on Thursday 10th December at 12noon – on what would of been the day of the 2020 Winter Fair.