CLINCHING the beef inter-breed title at Burwarton Show, Shropshire was Limousin heifer, Dinmore Noueuse, the winner of the any other continental breed class. Hannah Noble reports.
Owned and bred by Paul Dawes, Hereford, the October 2017-born heifer is by homebred bull Dinmore Lionheart and out of Dinmore Joyeuse. Its sire and granddam had previously been named breed champions at Burwarton show.
The heifer herself has also taken the reserve breed championships at the Royal three Counties, the Royal Cheshire and Hanbury shows this year, only being beaten by its own herdmates.
In reserve was the Hereford champion, Auckvale 1 Curly from L. and L. Bowen, Nelson, South Wales. The January 2018-born heifer by Dendor 1 Muttley was bought at the Designer Genes sale at Shrewsbury in December and came to join the 20-strong Bowendu herd.
It was reserve breed champion at Shropshire show and at the Royal Welsh Show where it also took the junior inter-breed title. It will go on to compete at the National Hereford show at Moreton in Marsh in September.
The Longhorn champion was Carreg Rye Grass, a March 2017-born heifer from Bernard and Margaret Llewellyn, Llandeilo. The home-bred heifer is by Fishwick Macavity is out of Carreg Flora. It was breed champion at Burwarton last year as a yearling and was breed champion at Bath and West Show, as well as part of the exhibitor-bred inter-breed pair champions at the Royal Welsh Show.
Leading the Highlands was a four-year-old bull from M.J. and V.M. Monk’s Chadwich Fold herd, Bromsgrove. The homebred bull, James Dubh of Chadwich was breed champion at the Royal Welsh Show and three Counties Show. By George Broderick of Hodon, it is part of the Monk’s 75 cow herd.
Taking the any other native breed championship was a British White from J. Brain. Lordswood Felicity a January 2018-born heifer by Elgany Fletcher is out of Elgany Wild Honey. It will head to South Buckinghamshire, Newbury and Moreton in Marsh shows next.
The British Blue champion was another from the Dinmore herd, Dinmore Nightjar, a February 2018-born heifer by Ballygrange Alex and out of Zwarte et van de Wolvendre. It was second to its brother at Three Counties Show and will go to Moreton in Marsh next.
The Beef Shorthorn champion was Schofield Micky from T. Smith, Albrighton. The April 2018-born homebred bull is by Schofield King Kong, and out of homebred cow, Schofield Jenny.
Taking the dairy inter-breed title was the Holstein champion Hawksmoor Dora 65 from Robert Clare, Market Drayton. By Pirolo Goldwyn Wyman, the second calved cow was six weeks fresh and giving 45kg a day. It resides within Mr Clare’s herd of 120 Holstein cows and this was its first time being shown.
The reserve champion was also the reserve Holstein champion, Bentleyford Monterey Joy, a second calved cow from D.A. and A. Higgins and Son, Longnor, Shropshire.
In the sheep rings, it was 14-year-old Dan Grinnall, Worcestershire, who took the inter-breed title with his Border Leicester shearling ewe, Haydan Quicksilver.
The homebred shearling by Eildon Clarke Maxwell and out of a Summerfields ewe is part of Mr Grinnall’s flock of 20 Border Leicesters.
Taking the reserve spot was the champion Kerry Hill, a three-year-old tup from J. and P. Owens, Shobdon. Shown by Ellie Owens, the tup, Clayfields Freddie, was bought in 2017 from Pauline Hambleton’s Clayfield flock and currently holds the record for the highest price Kerry Hill at 4,050gns. It will go on to shoe at Brecon next.
Leading the pig inter-breed was the winner of the modern section, a Welsh gilt from Geoff Bemand, Tenbury Wells. Leysters Spring rose 6, a September 2018-born gilt is by a homebred Workman boar. Mr Bemand also had the Welsh champion at Staffordshire, Hanbury, Cheshire shows earlier this season.
The reserve inter-breed champion was an Oxford Sandy and Black female from D. Stevens, Swindon.
Inter-breed (Judge, S. Donaldson, Carlisle) Supreme, P.R. Dawes, Dinmore Noueuse (Limousin); reserve, L. and L. Bowen, Auckvale 1 Curly (Hereford).
Hereford (A. Massey, Bury) Sup. and female, L. and L. Bowen, Auckvale 1 Curly; res. and male, D.P. Jones and A.G. Cont, Maxstoke 1 Sovereign; res. male, T. and D. Harrison, Moralee 1 Rebelkicks; res. fem., L. and L. Bowen, Dendor 1 Ruby 23.
British Blonde (R. Coney, Narberth) Sup., C. Brain, Meadow Nefetiti; res., I. Needham, Whitty Napoleon.
British Blue (R. Coney) Sup., P.R. Dawes, Dinmore Nightjar; res., D.W. and L.E. Morgan, Ty Isaf Mehefin.
Longhorn (P. Close, Fishwick Mains) Sup., B. and M. Llewellyn, Carreg Rye Grass; res., G. Towers and R. Heard, Treverton Secret.
Highland (D. Maughan, Blanford Forum) Sup., M.J. and V.M. Monk, James Dubh of Chadwich; res., R. Thomas and E. Davies, Gruagach of Balnabroch.
Beef Shorthorn (C. Horton, Cirencester) Sup., T. Smith, Schofield Micky; res., G. Towers and R. Heard, Greenley Mandy Floss.
Dexter (S. Adcock, Ipstones)
Any other pure continental breed (A. Clark, Sheffield) Sup., P.R. Dawes, Dinmore Noueuse (Limousin); res., P.R. Dawes, Dinmore Orly (Limousin).
Any other other pure native breed (C. Horton) Sup., J. Brain, Lordswood Felicity (British White); res., E. Astbury, Marshbrook Mallows Pride (British White).
Commercial (M. Hallam, Ashbourne) Sup., J. May, Lady Godiver (Limousin cross); res., G. Brooke, Crackerjack (British Blue cross).
Inter-breed (J. Arrell, Northwood) Sup., R. J. Clare, Hawksmoor Dora 65 (Holstein); res., D.R. and A. Higgins and Son, Bentleyford Monterey Joy (Holstein).
Holstein (J. Arrell) Sup., R. J. Clare, Hawksmoor Dora 65 (Holstein); res., D.R. and A. Higgins and Son, Bentleyford Monterey Joy (Holstein).
Any other breed and commercial dairy (J. Arrell) Sup., N. Madeley, Negay Erin 11 (Dairy Shorthorn); res., D.I. Dawes, Parkplace Apollo Baby Love (Jersey).
Inter-breed (R. Davies, Crickhowell) Sup.,D. Grinnall (Border Leicester); res., J. and P. Owens (Kerry Hill).
Texel (F. Rushton, Matlock) Sup., P. and C. Tippetts; res., A.J. Meredith.
Beltex (R. Rattray, Aberystwyth) Sup., P. and C. Tippetts; res., J. Cork.
Suffolk (D. Jones, Llanon) Sup. and res., P.M. Fletcher.
British Charollais (B. Evans, Trefeglwys) Sup. and res., B. James.
Lleyn (D. Ellis, Betws Y Coed) Sup. and res., J. Hamer.
British Berrichon (B. Stayt, Bourton on the Water) Sup. and res., James Family.
Shropshire (C. Watson, Kettering) Sup. and res., S. Farquhar.
Blue Texel (D. Jones, Pencader) Sup., P. and C. Tippetts; res., Burnett and Lloyd.
Zwartbles (A. Francis, Abergorlech) Sup., E. Burton; res., Hope View Flock.
Clun Forest (E. Spice, Haslemere) Sup., I.T. Davies and Son; res., K.J. Newey.
Kerry Hill (A. John, Llanstephan) Sup., J. and P. Owens; res., J. Rowe and T. Webb.
Jacob (C. Richardson, Ulverston) Sup. and res., R. and P.A. Bramley.
Coloured Ryland (D. Duggan, Aymestrey) Sup., S. Gray and D. Smillie-Gray; res., R.L. Whitticase.
Ryeland (S. Bradbury, Narberth) Sup. and res., S. Quigley.
Badger Face Welsh Mountain (T. Gethin, Llanfaredd) Sup., L.K. Levigne; res., L. Johnson.
Non-accredited pure bred sheep (M. Watkins, Crasswall) Sup., A. Porter (Blue Texel); res., L. Wickens (Charollais).
Any pure hill or upland sheep (M. Grucott, Newport) Sup., M. Holmes (Cheviot); res., I.H. Hills (Hill Radnor).
Any other pure bred sheep (J.W. Brigg, Lighthorne) Sup., D. Grinnall (Border Leicester); res., R. and V. Grinnall (Dutch Spotted).
Cross bred (G. Davies, Kenley) Sup., R. Edwards (Texel cross); res., H. Preece (Texel cross).
Inter-breed (E. Paddock, Cheadle) Sup., Leysters Spring (Welsh); res., D. Stevens (Oxford Sandy and Black).
Any modern breed (E. Paddock) Sup. and res., Leysters Spring (Welsh).
Any traditional breed (E. Paddock) Sup., D. Stevens (Oxford Sandy and Black); res., Richardson and Ambrose (Saddleback).
Kune Kune (E. Paddock) Sup. and res., K. Kersley.