There were two glorious days of sunshine at Cheshire Show, which saw hot competition in the beef, sheep, dairy and pigs rings. Louise Hartley reports.
The National Southdown Show, held at Cheshire this year saw Goodwood Estate, West Sussex lead the breed with a ewe lamb and J.C. and S. Long, Kent, take reserve with an aged ram.
Owned and exhibited by vet, Owen Tunney, Northwich the Aberdeen Angus heifer, Morpheus Lady Luck took the top spot in the junior beef section.
The 15-month old heifer, by Rawburn Double Oseven and out of Lockerley Laura was reserve breed and reserve junior inter-breed at Newark Show this year.
It will be competing once again at Border Union Show at the end of July.
Reserve junior went to the 14-month old Simmental bull, Denzies Fitz from John Barlow, Lancashire.
The Auroch Ace son, out of Denzies Tonia was second in it's class at the recent Royal Highland Show, second at the England National Show at Three Counties and will be selling at Stirling bull sale in October.
Mr Barlow also had champion Simmental with Auroch Eve, which was champion at the Royal Highland last week.
Securing the Longhorn’s National Show championship was Bernard Llewellyn, Carmarthenshire, with the 17-month-old bull Carreg Oak.
Woodhey Dairies, Nantwich, reigned supreme in the dairy section with its third calver, Woodhey Bolton Jennifer EX93. Calving in October, it is a Sandyvally Bolton daughter, out of Woodhey Shottle Jennifer and was reserve champion at the Western Holstein Club’s Spring Show.
Shown by son Mark Robinson, the family, which milks 600 cows, also had the reserve Red and White champion, Woodhey Destry Jazz.
The Red and White champion caught the eye of inter-breed judge, Edward Morgan, Carmarthen, to take reserve.
From Andrew Ollier, Knutsford, the seven-weeks calved heifer, which was also inter-breed junior champion, is by Hylite Barbwire-Red and out of Hollymere Kite Linnet. It was shown by Stephanie Beresford.
The National Dairy Shorthorn Show, sponsored by Farmers Guardian, saw Mary, Ian and Wendy Collins, West Yorkshire, take top spot with the twice calved Chruchroyd Peggy 19.
Breed champion at Cheshire and South West Dairy shows last year and reserve inter-breed heifer champion at the Great Yorkshire, it will be competing at the Great Yorkshire again in a few weeks.