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Charolais heifer takes South of England supreme

THE Charolais heifer, Wissington Jocasta, continued her excellent season winning the overall supreme and female championships at the South of England Show.


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Home-bred by John and Jenny Rix, Colchester, and shown by stockman, Darren Knox, the two-year-old daughter of Thrunton Galaxy, which is in-calf to Blelack Digger, has already been inter-breed champion at South Suffolk and Hadleigh and reserve at Suffolk Show.

 

The judge, Geoff Swindells, Worksop, described her as a near perfect Charolais heifer with great style and presence which was a fantastic example of the breed.

 

 

Beautry Excalibur

Standing reserve was the male champion, Beautry Excalibur, a five-year-old Beef Shorthorn bull from Sarah Wilkins, East Sussex. By Chapelton Wildfire and bought privately from breeder, Stuart Currie, two years ago, it was supreme at Edenbridge last year.

 

Reserve female was the four-year-old Aberdeen-Angus cow, Warrenho Erica M418, with her third calf at foot, from Rob and Alan Bishop, Berkshire.

Chameran Icarus, a home-bred 16-month-old Charolais bull from Highfields Park Farm, East Sussex, claimed the reserve male title.

Dairy

Easthaugh Audrey 70

Easthaugh Audrey 70, the Holstein champion claimed the dairy supreme for Designer Holsteins and Eddie Brigham, Essex, having taken the same title the previous week at Suffolk Show. The third calver by Wyndford Amazement is currently giving 60kg daily.

 

The reserve ticket went to the Ayrshire seventh calver, Ridley Hill Janee. A big winner in the show ring over the years, this Ridley Hill Milky daughter, home-bred by the Howie family, Kent, is three weeks calved and giving 42kg daily.

 

Sheep

The sheep inter-breed title went to Wakeham-Dawson and Harmer, Lewes, with their home-bred Southdown shearling ram, Ridings Flockmaster, which was being shown for the first time. By the French ram, Benoit, out of a home-bred ewe, it has just been sold to Goodwood Estates, West Sussex.

 

Standing reserve was the Suffolk champion, a home-bred ewe lamb from the Milton flock of Thomas Blunt, Buckinghamshire. By his stock ram, Alloak Albus, it was reserve female champion at Nottinghamshire County and reserve breed champion at Surrey County.

Pigs

Six-year-old sows dominated the pig inter-breed championship with the top spot going to Choller Louise 36, an in-pig Berkshire sow from dairy farmers, Stuart and Suzi Westron, West Sussex. Home-bred by Parkenden Namajira, it has already been a big winner this season and will now go to Three Counties and the Great Yorkshire Show.

 

Reserve was the British Saddleback sow, Tedfold Molly, by Colonyvalence Consort, from Michaela Giles, West Sussex.

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