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Sky High Herefords reign at national calf show

THE Sky High Hereford herd owned by Boomer Birch and Graham Brindley, Weston, Staffordshire, concluded their 2017 show season with the supreme championship accolade at the national calf show held at Cirencester market.



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Grand champion Sky High 1 Lancome Lucy.
Grand champion Sky High 1 Lancome Lucy.

Their award winner was the 15-month-old Sky High 1 Lancome Lucy, which took the senior and grand female championship before heading the supreme line-up.

 

Out of Romany 1 Lucy RE L21, it is by the Welsh sire Dendor 1 Murdock.

 

Sky High Herefords also picked up another first prize rosette, this time with 10-month-old bull calf Sky High 1 Pablo Escobar. Sired by the 2016 Hereford bull of the year, Normanton 1 Laertes and out of the current female of the year Dendor 1 Jennefer 15, it went on to take the reserve junior male ticket.

 

Standing reserve to Sky High 1 Lancome Lucy in the female championship was Normanton 1 Jurana 14 P612 from T.D and W.T. Livesey, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire.

 

Out of Hillrow 1 Jemima B9, it is also by Normanton 1 Laertes. Earlier in the day Normanton Herefords also took the best pair of heifer calves owned by the exhibitor.

 

Lowesmoor 1 Beauty 1117 from local breeder, M.J. Clark, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, was awarded the junior female championship. Nine-month-old Beauty 1117 is out of Ford Abbey 1 Beauty and by Bosa 1 Hereward.

 

Taking the reserve female junior award was Blakesley 1 Nancy from J. Riley, Towcester.

 

In the male classes, Blakesley 1 Major, owned and exhibited by P. Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire was tapped out as the senior and overall male champion. This 11-month-old is out of the successful show cow Blakesley 1 Icicle and by the previous Royal Ulster show champion Solpoll 1 Dynamite. Major also took the reserve supreme title behind Lucy.

 

Standing Reserve in the senior male championship was another animal owned by P. Cobley, this time homebred the Kinglee 1 President.

 

Junior male champion was Studdolph 1 Bale from E.N. Thorne, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. The seven-month-old is out of Studdolph 1 Vogue 495 by Dendor 1 Ledley, and also went on to take the reserve male championship.

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Blakesley 1 Major, owned by P. Cobley took the reserve supreme title.

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