The overall beef championship has just concluded here at Agri-Expo, with judge Archie MacGregor, awarding the title to Tecwyn Jones, North Wales, with Jager Bomb. It was a second win in as many weeks for Jager Bomb, who was also supreme at Countryside Live. Weighing in at 658kg, the Limousion cross by the French bull, Sapphire, was bought at the Ruthin Show Potential sale in February. Since then he has been a big winner in the show ring including taking the commercial titles at Beef Expo and the Royal Welsh Show. He now goes to the Angelsey and Welsh Winter Fair where he will be sold.
In the runner-up position again for the second week running was Glyn Howatson, with Minnie M, a home-bred Limousin crosss, by Hartsideanew Crackjack, whose mother, Firecracker, was a winner here for the Howatson family in 2008. Minnie M has also been a big winner this season taking the baby beef championship at the Royal Welsh.
Reserve steer, was I’m Your Man, a Limousin cross steer, by Goldie’s Oswald, from Michael and Melanie Alford, Devon. He was bought privately from the Blandford’s, Worcester earlier in the year.
The reserve heifer championship went to Roger Donaldson, Huby, York, with Ruby, a Limousin cross, shown by his daughter, Katrina. She was bought at Thirk market in March and has been a winner throughout the summer.
Jugdge, Mr MacGregor said he had thoroughly enjoyed judging what had been a fantastic event with a lot of tremendous show cattle and his champion was an all round great beast – very correct on his legs, with tremendous top and loin and a good end, without being overmuscled.