Archive for December, 2012

WINNING baby beef supreme and continental championship was the culmination of a very successful couple of days for the Lyon family, Bourne, Lincolnshire. They took the title with Temptation, a January 2012-born heifer weighing 398kg, by Rossignol, which is the first home-bred old enough to show from their commercial suckler herd.

Baby Beef champion Temptation from T.A and L.C Lyon and Son, Bourne, Lincs.

In reserve was the runner up in the commercial championship, Molly Malone, from Donald Macpherson, Berwick on Tweed. Bought from Southern Ireland after Mr Macpherson judged her there earlier in the year this Charolais sired heifer, weighed in at 376kg.

The native baby beef championship went to Michael Kirby, Holdsworthy, Devon, with a home-bred, Aberdeen-Angus-cross steer, Blackcroft Banarang, by Oakchurch Dictator, which has previously been champion at the Cornwall Calf Show. 
 Reserve  native was Arfon Jones, Anglesey, with the Beef Shorthorn-cross, Super S.


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For the second year running the supreme and continental sheep championship has gone to David and Linda Wadland, Aston-le-Walls, Northamptonshire, with a 95kg pair of Blue Texel cross Texel ewe lambs.

Supreme sheep champions from D.S and L.E Wadland, Daventry.


Runners up were the reserve champion continental lambs, a pair of pure Beltex, Napoleon, from Steve and Sarah Gibbons, which also took the Royal Smithfield Club Perpetual Trophy for the best pure-bred continental pair.

Judge, Anthony Glaves, said his champion and reserve pairs were very similar, ‘both excellent matching pairs, but the winners just had extra second thigh.’

The native championship went to a pair of Suffolk-sired lambs, out of a Beltex ewes from Malcolm Stewart, Melrose. The best pair of pure-bred native lambs went to Messrs Harmer and Wakeham-Dawson, Lewes, Sussex, with their home-bred Southdowns.

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