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Countryside Live 2014: Beef championships and results


Earlier in the day the 604kg 15-month-old heifer by Fieldson Alfy, took the Limousin-sired and heifer title before going on the take the top spot.

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Bought at Carlisle in the spring from Andrew Harrison, it already been champion at Lincolnshire Show, champion heifer at Pateley Bridge and second at the Royal Welsh Show. It will next appear at Agri-Expo.


The Alfords, Cullompton, took the reserve rosette with the reserve heifer champion, Pokerhontus, by the British Blue bull, Strathbogie Edgar. It was making its show ring debut for them after having been bought at Thainstone market for £3,000 in the spring from Gordon Carroll, Huntly.


Berwyn Hughes, Ceredigion, took the champion steer award with Tomi Gun, an 18-month-old by the British Blue Dragon Blues Darky. Bought at Llandovery market for £1,500 from Gerald Lewis, it has been inter-breed champion at Lampeter and Gorsgoch shows this year.


Bordley Pot Black, from the Stephenson family, Skipton, took the reserve steer title as well as the Yorkshire owned, bred and exhibited and the exhibitor-bred championships. By their home-bred Limousin stock bull, it has been champion at four local shows and reserve at Westmorland County this year.

Baby beef championships

The first championship of the day at Countryside Live, the baby beef supreme, has gone to Phil and Sharon Sellers, Lincoln, with the winner of the heifer class, Limousin-sired Miss Chief, by Bailea BMW, which weighed in at 345kg. March 2014-born and bought at the


Thainstone Spectacular Calf show and sale in September, from Michael Robertson, Tomintoul, it was making its show ring debut for the Sellers.


Reserve went to the second prize winning heifer, Pokerlicous, by Easegillhead Exterminate, from the Alford Show Team, Cullompton, Devon. Bought at Caledonian mart from breeder, Brian Harper, Falkirk, earlier in the year it weighed 308kg.


Winner of the baby beef steer class was January 2014-born Limousin sired Sparticus, from Neil Slack and Andrew Richardson, Appleby, with Midnight Black from Trevor Lyon, Bourne, in second place.


Sheep championships

Sheep championships

The winners of the continental-sired sheep championship went on to take the supreme award under judge, Alex Brown, Darwen.


The pair of untrimmed pure-bred Dutch Texel ewe lambs, by Thacka Rascal, had a combined weight of 94kg and were exhibited by the Clough family who have been breeding Dutch Texels for 30 years and run a flock of 300 ewes near Pickering.


The reserve ticket went to the reserve continental-sired lambs, a pair of trimmed Dutch Texel ewe lambs weighing 46kg apiece, from Messrs Whiteford, Brampton.


Mr Brown said his champions were ‘a tremendous pair of lambs which handled well, good on their legs and had excellent ends and loins’.


For the sixth year running the native-sired championship went to a pair of Suffollk-sired lambs from Anthony Thompson, Colne, who also took the reserve native champions with his second prize winning pair of Suffolk-sired lambs.


Countryside Live 2014 - Results


Judge James Alexander, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


  • Baby beef Supreme. and fem., P. and S. Sellers, Miss Chief; res. and res. fem., Alford Show Team, Pokerlicious; male, Slack and Richardson, Sparticus; res. male, T. A. Lyon, Midnight Black.
  • Beef Sup. Limousin-sired and sup. fem., P. and S. Sellers, More of That; res. sup., res. fem. and sup.
  • British Blue-sired, Alford Show Team, Pokerhontus; sup. male and res. British Blue-sired, B. Hughes, Tomi Gun; res. male, sup. Yorkshire-owned and bred and sup. exhibitor-bred, Stephenson family, Bordley Pot Black.
  • Limousin-sired, res. and res. fem., L.C. Lyon, Ira; male, B.E. Williams, Red Alert; res. male, Alford Show Team, Poker Prince.
  • British Blue-sired, res. fem., O.W. Williams, Katie; res. male, T.A. Lyon, Fly.
  • British Charolais-sired, sup. and fem., J. Hyslop and A. Richardson, Golden Promise; res. and res. fem., E. Dale, Skirpenbeck Flyer; male, R. and L. Roberts, Top Notch; res. male, W. Hardy and Sons, Haribo.
  • Any other breed-sired, Sup. and fem., A.D. Bishop, Black Beauty (British Blonde); res. and res. fem., J.A. Stoney and Son, Strawberry Blonde (British Blonde).


Judge A. Brown, Darwen.


  • Supreme and continental, I. and S. Clough (Dutch Texels); sup. res. and res. continental, Messrs Whiteford (Dutch Texels).
  • Sup. and res. native, A.L. Thompson (Suffolk cross).
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