For the second year running a Limousin has taken the Royal Welsh inter-breed beef championship.
This year’s victor was Frogmore Helen, a home-bred heifer by Wilodge Cereberus out of Ironstone Frangelica from Chris White.
Due in October to Goldie’s Comet, it was reserve inter-breed junior female at last year’s show and has been reserve breed champion at Devon and Royal Three Counties Shows this year. Mr White who is a farm management consultant and runs a milk brokerage company, keeps 25 Limousin at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire and set up the herd four years ago.
Inter-breed judge, Ronald Mackie from Crieff, Perthshire, said he could not fault his champion which was full of breed characteristics, had good legs and most importantly was well fleshed with a good top and loin.
Standing reserve was the Welsh Black champion, Graig-Goch Berwyn 75, a July 2012-born bull, by Ysguboriau Brenin, from Ken Ellis, Meirionnydd.
Bought as an eight-month-old calf from breeders, E. and G. Jones, it is used as a stock bull for the Ynysfor herd and was making its seasonal debut.
Also making the final line up, fresh from inter-breed success at the Great Yorkshire Show was Tweeddale Hawkeye, an April 2012-born British Blue heifer from Brian Redhead and Jonathan Watson, Berwick upon Tweed.
By Tweeddale Ebony, himself a Royal Welsh champion, it will be sold as part of the herd dispersal at Carlisle in August.