Phil Sellers from Lincolnshire, made his first visit to Beef South West a winning one taking the primestock championship with Here Comes Trouble.
The July 2014-born pure-bred Limousin heifer was bought at the Ruthin show potential sale in February from the breeder, D.H. Lloyd, Newtown, has been champion at Ashbourne and a winner at Nottinghamshire County and Countryside Live already this season.
The judge, Phil Price, Hereford, said his champion was just what he was looking for and was very stylish, full of meat and good on its legs.
Standing second to the champion in its class and then going on to take the reserve rosette was another Ruthin purchase, Blue Mist, a British Blue-sired heifer from Kate and Mark Lanfear, Bristol. Bred by D.R.B. and P. Jones, Ruthin, it was champion at North Somerset and champion female and reserve overall at Frome shows and next goes to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.
Taking the baby beef championship was Denis The Menace, a home-bred January-born Limousin-cross steer from Darrell and Sarah Cheaker, Pilning, Bristol which will probably now go to the South West Winter Fair at Sedgemoor.
Making his show ring debut was Connor Pengelly, Cullompton, who took the reserve championship with Millie, a March-born Limousin-cross heifer which he bought locally in August.
The exhibitor ‘bred and fed’ championship went to Sally Lloyd, Leominster, with Minion, a British Blue cross heifer by Black N Blue Hotmail which had been supreme at Countryside Live on its last outing. Reserve were the Cheakers with Win I Am, a Limousin-cross heifer.
In the pedigree section the calf championship went to Foxhillfarm Lionking, a January-born Limousin bull by Ionesco out of Bankhill Alice from Melanie and Michael Alford, Cullompton.
Tapped out as reserve champion by judge, Grant Anderson, Cumbria, was the 10-month-old Charolais heifer, Marne Liberty by Goldstar Echo out of Marne Hollywood from Robert Tremayne and Michelle Hanson, Helston, Cornwall.
The young bull of the year title went to Nicholshayne 1 Kingkong, a 19-month-old Hereford, by Solpoll 1 Dynamite, from Keith Prettejohn and Angela Kerslake, Wellington, which had been native, breed and reserve inter-breed champion at Devon County and Royal Three Counties earlier in the year as well as breed and native junior champion at the Royal Welsh show.
Highridge Blues Jefferz, a British Blue bull by Drift Domino, which had been breed champion at the Bath and West show took the reserve rosette for Jeff and Lorraine Dunn, Okehampton.
Pedigree (G. Anderson, Cumbria)
Calf, supreme, M. and M. Alford, Foxhillfarm Lionking (Limousin); reserve, R. Tremayne and M. Hanson, Marne Liberty (Charolais).
Young bull, sup., K. Prettejohn and A. Kerslake, Nicholshayne 1 Kingkong (Hereford); res., J. N. and L.P. Dunn, Highridge Blues Jefferz (British Blue).
Commercial (P. Price, Hereford)
Primestock, sup., P. and S. Sellers, Here Comes Trouble; res., M.D. and K.E. Lanfear, Blue Mist.
Baby beef, sup., D.E. and S.J. Cheaker, Denis The Menace; res., C. Pengelly, Millie.
Exhibitor bred and fed, sup., S. Lloyd, Minion; D.E. and S.J. Cheaker, Win I Am.