University of British Columbia Archives, Frank Leonard photo [UBC 1.1/1370]
Three of the original Ayrshire herd donated by Capt. Dun‑Waters. (L-R): Ardgowan Gladness II, Lochinch Lassie and Rainton Rosalind V.
John Young is holding Rosalind’s tether and son John is holding Gladness.
John Young was experienced in animal husbandry and successfully bred a larger herd. His stock included three of the most famous Ayrshires in Canada: “Rainton Rosalind V” had such amazing milk production that she required milking four times a day and won many provincial and national awards, including the Grand Champion Female in 1934 for the highest daily, monthly and yearly milk yields in Canada. “Ardgowan Gladness II” was consistently awarded for the high butterfat content of her milk and “Lochinch Lassie,” as well as being an excellent milker, was a first-rate breeder. She bore the famous bull “Ubyssey White Cockade” that sired some of the later stock’s most successful milking cows. These three cows were university stars in the 1930s.