There was no stopping Burnbank Jenny at Lincolnshire Show when she was tapped out as beef inter-breed champion, adding to an impressive line-up of wins from multiple shows this season.
From Anita Padfield and Paul Barwood, Great Yarmouth, the championship rosettes for this four-year-old Limousin cow keep coming.
It has already taken inter-breed titles at Nottinghamshire, Suffolk and South of England shows to date this year as well as several on the show circuit’s in previous years.
This Wilodge Fastrac daughter was bought from the 2014 Red Ladies sale at Carlisle as a calf and will be heading to Norfolk and Kent shows next.
Standing reserve was the British Blonde, Everingham Judy, from N.T. and J.A. Barrett, York. This was the first inter-breed reserve win at Lincolnshire for the four-year-old Budore Donald daughter, shown with its January-2018 born bull calf at foot, Everingham Oscar.
The cow was led by Neil Barrett and the calf by his nephew Harry Barrett. The outfit will be shown at the Great Yorkshire Show next.
Judge Frank Robson, Newcastle Upon Tyne, said there was little in it between his champion and reserve, with ’both animals putting on an outstanding show as fantastic examples of their breed’.
A Suffolk ram from Jeff and Christopher Riby, Bridlington, took top honours in the sheep ring. It has previously taken titles at the Great Yorkshire Show, where it won its breed championship in 2017 as a ram lamb. The two-shear homebred animal will be heading to Driffield Show next.
Judge Derek Watkins, Stafford, described the ram as having a ‘good carcase, with a good shape for the breed which was pleasing to see’.
In the Lincoln Red classes, breed champion went to the February-2017 born heifer, Yarnhill Hannah, a Hemingby Jaguar daughter from Iken Hall Farms, Woodbridge, with reserve to Nottingham Trent Universities March-2017 born bull, Brackenhurst Wizzkid.
His reserve and winner of the other pure continental championship was a three-year-old Blue Texel ram from Grace Sercombe, Melton Mowbray.
Purchased from a breed society sale at Worcester as a ram lamb for 680gns, it was shown by Grace’s sister, Victoria Sercombe, on its first outing.
The native Lincoln Longwools saw a strong entry forward, with breed champion going to a two-shear ram from M.D. and J. Coney, Grantham. The pair also took reserve breed champion on the day with a yearling ewe.
In the pig inter-breed, the title went to the Large White, Calcaria Maple 3, from Ron and David Fieldhouse, Stutton.
The October-2017 born gilt is a Tates King David 242 daughter and resides with the family’s 30 breeding sows. Reserve went to the Large Black gilt, Framfield Diana, from Maria Naylor, Framfield. The homebred animal also took breed champion at the South of England Show this year.
The dairy section saw the Holstein cow, Corringham Shottle B Beth, from Matthew Winter, Gainsborough, take top honours.
The EX94 Picston Shottle daughter was shown giving 11,000kg, last calved in January this year and was on its last outing before retirement.
Its herd mate Corringham Kryptonite Jenny received an honourable mention from judge, Robert Adams, Derby.
His reserve inter-breed was the Jersey, Ravenfield Florence 18, from John and Sue Heath, Hull. Calved in March this year with its third, it was giving 28 litres and will be at the Great Yorkshire Show on its next outing.
Inter-breed (F. Robson, Newcastle Upon Tyne) Sup., Barwood and Padfield, Burnbank Jenny (Limousin); res., N.T. and J.A. Barrett, Everingham Judy (British Blonde).
Lincoln Red (G. Thompson, Lincoln) Sup. and fem., Iken Hall Farms, Yarn Hill Hannah; res. and male, Nottingham Trent University (Brackenhurst), Brackenhurst Wizzkid; res. fem., Nottingham Trent University (Brackenhurst), Brackenhurst Nancy; res. male, E. Benge, Sudbrooke Whisky Mac.
British Blue (R. Driver, Bradford) Sup. and fem., D.S. Townend, Clifftown Ladyluck; res. and male, V. and G. Bowering, Bedgebury Legend; res. fem., L. Todd, Torrington Julia; res. male, V. and G. Bowering, Windmill Maximus.
British Simmental (S. Eales, Leicester) Sup. and male, William Clarke Livestock, Williams I Of The Tiger; res. and fem., Paul Gunther Livestock, Fircovert Hyacinth; res. male, W.J. Hollingsworth, Midhope Ivor 17; res. fem., Paul Gunther Livestock, Fircovert Ivory.
British Limousin (I. Turner, Bakewell) Sup. and fem., Barwood and Padfield, Burnbank Jenny; res. and male, Gascoines Group, Gascoines Nebraska; res. fem., Gascoines Group, Cockleshell Misty; res. male, Barwood and Padfield, Trueman Mozart.
Beef Shorthorn (C. Horton, Cirencester) Sup. and fem., R.F. Leach, Warmington Molly 322; res. and male, R.F. Leach, Warmington Lawrence 367; res. fem., G.M.T. Foljambe, Osberton Victoria 11; res. male, T. Hutson, Waltham Hero.
Longhorn (G. Towers, Northampton) Sup. and fem., C.G. Burton and Son, Riverlands Quinne; res. and male, C.G. Burton and Son, Riverlands Rarebit; res. fem., G.R. Hallifield Farmers, Dunstall Myleen; res. male, D. Walker, Newton Boomshakalaka.
British Blonde (D. Wyllie, Tamworth) Sup. and fem., N.T. and J.H. Barrett, Everingham Judy; res. and res. fem., K. and A. C. Jackson and Son, Stubbswaldon Gigi; male, K. and A.C. Jackson and Son, Stubbswaldon Minstrel.
Aberdeen Angus (J. Coultrip, Faversham) Sup. and male, Fenland Herd, Fenland Endurance; res. and fem., D. and P.A. Evans, Tree Bridge Polly Perkins; res. male, Park Wall Aberdeen Angus, Park Wall Peter Pan; res. fem., Turnbull Family, Foxfoot Double Vall.
Other pure continental (D. Wyllie) Sup. and fem., J.B. Wainwright, Rogans Jojo (British Charolais) res. and res. fem., H.R. Wood, Woodline Holly (British Charolais); male, C. Fox, Manor Lance Logic (Salers) res. male, H. R. Wood, Woodline Nugget (Charolais).
Other pure native and rare breeds (A. Fisher, Harrogate) Sup. and fem., J.P. Harrison, Brafferton Dora 13 (South Devon); res. and male, S.A. and V.J. Elwess, Elwess Pumba (Hereford); res. fem., Burgess and Smith, Blackthorn Tinker (Belted Galloway); res. male, G.R.H Rainey, Logan Of April (Highland).
Commercial (B.E. Williams, Brecon) Sup. and fem., P. and S. Sellers, She’s A Diva (Limousin cross); res. and male, T.A. and L.C. Lyon and Son, Twenty One (Limousin cross); res. fem., T.A. and L.C. Lyon, Ayana (British Blue cross); res. male, A. Scarborough, Danny Boy.
Inter-breed (D. Watkins, Stafford) Sup., G.L. Riby and Son (Suffolk); res. G. Sercombe (Blue Texel).
Lincoln Longwool (S. Higgins, Bromsgrove) Sup. and male and res. and fem., M.D. and J. Coney; res. male, I. and L. Fairburn; res. fem., H. and R. Fussey.
Suffolk (V. Samuel, Hereford) Sup. and male and res. male, G.L. Riby and Son; res. and fem. and res fem., D. and J. Inman.
Texel (S. Smith, Welshpool) Sup. and fem., S.J. and S.L. Beachell; res. and male, J.S. Lodge; res. fem., T.J. Pateman; res. male, P.C. and E.J. Longdin.
British Charollais (S. Dunkley, Roade) Sup. and fem. and res. male and res. fem., C.R. Sercombe; res. and male, G.C. and C.J. Watson.
Southdown (A. Lambert, Horsham) Sup. and fem. and male, S. Arlott; res. and res. fem. and res. male, J. Jack.
Hampshire Down (J. Birkwook, Grimsby) Sup. and fem. and res. and male, T.I. and J. Hunter; res. fem., D. Middleditch and Son; res. male, E. and A. Jones.
Lleyn (J. Blakey, Morpeth) Sup. and male and res. fem, T.P. Radford; res. and fem and res. male, Caring For Life.
Rare and other pure native (A. Lambert, Horsham) Sup. and male, A., G. and M. Pink (Ryeland)’ res. and fem., A., G. and M. Pink, (Ryeland); res. male, D. Coupland; res. fem., A. R. Barker (Teeswater).
Beltex (M. Prince, Chesterfield) Sup. and fem., Brothertoft Beltex; res. and male and res. male, R. and R. Sharp; res. fem., J. and E. Hedley.
Other pure continental (S. Dunkley, Roade) Sup. and male, G. Sercombe (Blue Texel); res. and fem., J.M. Skinner (Bleu Du Maine); res. male, J.M. Skinner (Bleu Du Maine); res. fem., G. Sercombe (Blue Texel).
Cross bred and commercial ram (J. Newborough, Market Rasen) Sup., K. Battersby (Suffolk Cross); res., A.J. Coulson and Son (Charollais).
Commercial lamb (J. Newborough) Sup., C. and D. Davies (Texel cross); res., H.C. Taylor (Beltex cross Texel).
Inter-breed (B. Upchurch, Royston) Sup., F. Fieldhouse and Son, Calcaria Maple 3 (Large White); res., Brook House Farms, Framfield Diana (Large Black).
Modern (P.E. Churchyard, Norwich) Sup. and fem., S. and E. Ashcroft, Barlings Lucky Girl (Welsh); res. and res. fem., S. Roberts and J. Fairclough, Raisinhall Anna 4 (Hampshire); male, S. and E. Ashcroft, Barlings Ivor (Welsh); res. male, Knaggs Farrier Services, Littleowls Hulk 65 (Duroc).
Traditional (P.E. Churchyard) Sup. and male, S.E. Ashcroft, Barlings Peter Cad (Berkshire); res. and fem., Brook House Farms, Framfield Diana (Large Black); res. fem., A. Pawson, Tudor Thatcher 2 (British Lop); res. male, B. Merry, Pinehurst Rafah 5 (Middle White).
Inter-breed (R. Adams, Derby) Sup., R.V. Winter and Sons, Corringham Shottle B Beth (Holstein); res., Ravenfield Jerseys, Ravenfield Florence 18 (Jersey).
Holstein (J. Platt, Northwich) Sup., R.V. Winter and Sons, Corringham Shottle B Beth; res., P. Mellors, Cricketfield Spectrum Rae.
Jersey (B. Etteridge, Beccles) Sup., Ravenfield Jerseys, Ravenfield Florence 18; res., Ravenfield Jerseys, Ravenfield Blackstone Amy.