Cattle – Dairy

2017 Class List

Point of Contact: Convenor for Dairy Section

Arthur Lawrie 01577 830221 

All exhibitors of Cattle must abide with the Government BVD RULES with all paperwork produced for animals entering into all classes of Cattle. Those who have not registered their cattle into the Government data system beforehand will not be allowed to enter.


Cattle born after 1 January 1998 must have a Defra approved ear tag in each ear (double tagging). The tag in each ear must have the same unique number. Such animals will be identified throughout their lifetime by this unique number. Animals born or imported into Great Britain before 1 January 1998 may continue to be identified by a single tag. Cattle born after 1 July 2000 must be identified by all numeric tags.

Animals will only be allowed to compete in their own Section, unless for the Championship, or for Special Prizes.

It would be greatly appreciated if all entries could be submitted by the closing date to the Secretary’s address. No entries will be accepted over the telephone or e-mail after closing date.

Late entries will be accepted on day of Show if numbers and space allow. These will be a rate of £20 for first entry and £12 for every subsequent entry owned by single exhibitor plus a First Aid charge of £1.00. The late entry rate is universal and applies to both Members and Non Members. 

Barcode Labels and signing will be available in the Secretary’s Tent until 11.00am.


Open to Animals of Any Dairy Breed

The Convenor Reserves the right to Split Classes by Breed or Age if the entries permit

Prize Money: 1st £14.00 2nd £9.00 3rd £6.00 4th £4.00

Special Prizes:

 Davidson Animal Feeds have donated a £30 voucher to the Interbreed Winner

McCaskie Farm Supplies have donated vouchers to the Crossfield Trophy 1st £15 2nd £12 3rd £10

McCaskie Farm Supplies have donated vouchers to the William Belfrage Trophy (class 4) 1st £15 2nd £12 3rd £10

Judge: Mr. Russell Gray, Langside, Kirkfieldbank, Lanark

Judging: – commences at 9.30 a.m.

Class 1. Unserved Heifer

Class 2. Heifer in Calf

Class 3. Cow in Calf

Class 4. Heifer in Milk

Class 5. Junior Cow in Milk, in second or third lactation.

Class 6. Senior Cow in Milk, in fourth or later lactation

Class 7. Calf Born after 1st December – to be led by Boy or Girl under 16

Class 8. Best Pair – drawn from classes 3, 5 & 6 (Robert Inglis Trophy) 


Class 9. One point for every one kilo of butter fat and protein (average for all lactations).  One point for every day that average calving index is less than 420 days. Subtract one point for every day that calving index is more than 420 days.  10 points for each completed lactation.  Inspection points to be awarded at judge’s discretion (maximum 400, minimum 100). Milk Record Certificates should accompany the entries


The Centenary Challenge Rose Bowl presented by the Shopkeepers and Tradesmen of Kinross for the Best Dairy Cow in Section IV. For annual competition

Paton Cup presented by the late Mrs. James Paton, Kinross, in memory of the late Mr. James Paton, C.B.E., D.L., J.P., Kirkness. For the Best Animal of Any Other Dairy Breed out with the Holstein Breed. For annual competition.

The Blairnathort Trophy presented by the late Mr.James Hamilton, Blairnathort. For Best Animal of the Holstien Fresian Breed. For annual competition.

The Gray & Harrower Cup presented by Messrs. Gray & Harrower Ltd., Grain Merchants, Alloa, Dunfermline & Milnathort, for Best Animal of the Dairy section. Bred and exhibited by a Member of the Society. For annual competition.

The William Belfrage Black Trophy presented to the Society by Mrs. Mgt Black, for the winner of the Best Heifer (Class 4).  For annual competition

The Robert Inglis Trophy (class 8) presented to the Society for the best Pair of Dairy Cows shown in Classes 3, 5 & 6. This Salver to be won outright if acquired by the same owner on five occasions, not necessary in succession.

The Crossfield Trophy, presented by Crossfield & Calthorpe Ltd., Glasgow, for the best Dairy Cow in Section IV, with points for production(Class 9) previous winners are not eligible to compete.


The Harperfield Trophy donated by Mr. D.M. Lindsay, Harperfield, Lanark. For the winner of Class 10 Best Young Dairy Handler.


No Entry Fee

Judge: Mr. Russel Gray, Langside, Kirkfieldbank, Lanark 

Prize Money: 1st 10.00 2nd £6.00, 3rd £4.00

Class 10 – The calf handler must not have attained their 16th birthday on the date of the Show. They will be judged on their showing ability of any breed of dairy calf born after 1st August 2016.

Sponsored by NFU Mutual, Fife & Kinross, to each young handler £5