The Marleycote herd of pedigree Dairy Shorthorns dates back more than 90 years.
The dairy herd was established in 1932 by the late Geoffrey Baynes and is now
managed by his grandson Richard assisted by Lewis Short. Our herd comprises of
20 Dairy Shorthorn and averages as of 2021 8599kg at 4.40% fat and 3.45% protein.

In 2018, the sizeable influx of a number of Changue Ayrshires, coincided with an enquiry from the Osborne family from Cornwall who were
looking to expand their Shorthorn herd. They selected 11 cows to join their herd. These have subsequently classified where 7 of them were EX and 4 VG as well as having considerable success in the show ring, which means our herd currently has less Shorthorns milking than anytime in the past.

2016 saw another landmark at Marleycote with the homebred Songstress 8 EX91 3E becoming our first 100t cow, giving 101,855 with the completion of her 9th lactation. Songstress 8 is also an 8 star brood cow and twice winner of the society
Gold Cup for regular breeding and high components.
2020 saw our Marleycote Fleur 49 win the Shorthorn Society Gold Cup with the highest production figures in the history of the competition.
This is the 9th time a Marleycote entry has won this competition.

Enquiries about the Shorthorns might be answered on their web site, click on the link below

Shorthorn Society

M Olive

Marleycote Olive 16 EX91-3E

By Hunday Major
Dam - Marleycote Olive 11 VG88

Gdam M Olive 8 EX92, 3rd Dam M Olive VG88

1st Junior Cow Great Yorkshire Show 2014

5th lact 9414kg at 4.36% fat and 3.59% prot

This family continues at Marleycote in 2021 with M Olive 24 VG85 a 5th gen VG or EX
she has a January 2019 daughter by Shaunlea Gangster
Her maternal sister - Marleycote Olive 20 EX91 is now in the Tobarn herd

Marleycote Princess Jill 24

Marleycote Princess Jill 24

By Carrousel Regiment Red
Honourable Mention 2013 All Britain Awards
Nominated for the International Photo Comp
LTY 88,550 in 10 lactations
10th lact 9930kg in 305 days at 4.56% fat and 3.4% protein
She's 3rd gen VG /EX

One of the herds current best young Shorthorns is from this family
M Princess Jill 44 GP84 is by M Dilema
She was an All Britain winner 2020, and has a May 2020 daughter by Llandovery Verbs Viscount daughter and is due her 3rd in October 2021 to Riversleigh Thompson

m songstress 13

Marleycote Songstress 13 VG88
By Marleycote Rampage

2nd calf 2nd Junior cow in milk Expo 2013
Dam is VG86 then Gdam M Songstress 8 EX91-3E (see below)
6th lact 11,287kg at 4.23% fat and 3.12% protein in 305 days

Her son by Belagio (M Mustang) sold to the Allon Holstein & Ayrshire herd
All Britain Overall Champion 2013 and UK nomination for International Photo comp


Marleycote Songstress 8 EX91-3E

by Morwick Sand Ranger

Our 1st ever 100t cow
- LTY 117,880kg
Winner of Shorthorn Gold Cup 2015, 9* brood cow
Reserve Champion Shorthorn Photographic Competition 2007
Winner of the 2013 Shorthorn Gold Cup
Reserve in 2012 Shorthorn Gold Cup

Dam of three VG progeny
Son by West Spital Regiment sold to the Ashgrove herd

Her last daughter by M Royal Flush is now in the milking herd in 2021 (130)

Marleycote Chatter 20 EX92

By Llandovery Jinnys Empire

Dam - Marleycote Chatter 16 EX91-2E

Hon Mention Champion UK Dairy Expo 2017
Reserve Junior Champion UK Dairy Expo 2016
1st lact 8553kg 4.59% F 3.17% P 292d

Chatter 20 is now in the Tobarn herd and is EX92
Meanwhile we have her sister M Chatter 25 (213) by Shaunlea Gangster in her 1st lact
Their dam is the EX91-2E Chatter 16 who have 13,447kg
at 4.28% fat and 2.87% protein in her 7th lactation

m fleur 33

NEW - Marleycote Fleur 33 EX90-3E

By Lagace Modem

Dam - Fleur 3rd EX93-3E
She's one of 2 EX, 1 VG and 1 GP siblings

Sister to M Fleur 12 EX92-3E dam of Marleycote Reiver- semen available

5th lact 9125kg 305 days at 4.22% fat and 3.25% protein

2018 update - Calved her 6th in June 2017 pred 9782kg this time

m fleur 49

NEW- Marleycote Fleur 49 EX92-2E

By Kayl Outback

Dam - Marleycote Fleur 41st VG88
Gdam - M Fleur 24 VG89 (below)
Completes 4 gens VG or EX

Marleycote Lincoln son x Jack sold to a Holstein herd
1st Intermediate cow GYS 2016

Our Shorthorn herd stalwart...
Shorthorn Gold Cup winner 2020 - dam of Marleycote Lincoln and maternal sister to M Fleur 77 GP82 and M Endeavour at Marwood
Served to Rodway Lawman

Marleycote Fleur 24

Marleycote Fleur 24 VG89

By Marleycote Cosmonaut

Dam - Fleur EX93-3E
She's one of 5 EX, 3 VG and 1 GP siblings
She's a full sister to M Thunder at Genus
Gdam of M Fleur 49 (above)

Lty 49,190kg in 5 lactations
Her son Desparate Dan sold to the Ashgrove herd

She now has two grandadughters in the 2021 Marleycote milking Shorthorn herd

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