If you blend the best of the Holstein and the best of the Ayrshire, I reckon you get a good workable cow, but I believe we get more than that by using a 50-50 cross bull back on the herd.
To date, such has been the reliance on homebred bloodlines that at least 20 homebred sires have been used in the past decade, all being sons or grandsons of some of the best Middle Ayrshire cow families.
And another of his cows ( Middle Jessie 125 ( became the first cow to take both a Holstein championship and an Ayrshire
championship when the three quarters Holstein, quarter Ayrshire
cow took the two titles at the Ayr Show and the Royal Highland Show respectively.
South Ayrshire Council chief executive David Anderson says people from Ayrshire still regard Ayr as the county town and that has its own kudos attached to it.
Last November a council summit brought together representatives from town centres across South Ayrshire to discuss how they could be developed in the future.
So it is clear there are a number of positive things happening in Ayrshire to counter the effects of the downturn and revive town centres.
Russell has been encouraged by the growing co-operation by the three Ayrshire councils - North, South and East - which have been working closely with the private sector, including the chamber, through the Ayrshire Economic Partnership (AEP).
One of the biggest attractions in Ayrshire is the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, , managed by the National Trust for s The AEP has been looking at the potential growth areas for Ayrshire and identified tourism, renewables, food and drink, aerospace including manufacturing and engineering, and exploiting its marine and coastal features.
Partly as a result of its success total visitors to Ayrshire and Arran increased by 29.
We have got a good tourist offer in Ayrshire and we are working hard to push it harder.
The council is also committed to increasing town centre living and has plans to build 134 new council houses in our town centres across East Ayrshire in the next three years.
Burns, who previously worked at Scottish Enterprise and Skills Development Scotland and was elected as an SNP councillor in May, believes the north Ayrshire with the challenges started from the 1980s when the area lost of lot of businesses.