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The SUPERCOW accolade at AgriScot went to the Holstein champion, Richaven Shottle Squaw, by Picston Shottle, from Richard Bown, whose long trip from Worcestershire was well worthwhile as three of the four animals he has shown today have won.

The second calver, who calved three weeks ago, is currently giving 57 litres. She gave 10,387litres in 305 days in her first lactation and was champion heifer at the South West Dairy Event in 2010 and champion heifer at Royal Norfolk this year.

 Mr Bown also had the Ayrshire champion, Loukat Lucky, who he bought almost two years ago as a fresh milking heifer from Alex Craig in Cheshire.

It was the third win at AgriScot in a row for the Jersey champion, Trecanda Vindication, from Lorna and William Murray, Wolverhampton, who took the same title here last year and the heifer championship in 2009.

The Red and White champion was Sterndale Deuce Rose Red from W.J. Nadin and Co., Buxton, who also won as a heifer here last year.


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Judge, Ashley Fleming, from Co. Down, Northern Ireland has just awarded the heifer championship to the Jersey, Clydevalley Govennor Flora, by Griffens Governr, owned and bred by the Hunter family from Shotts, Lanarkshire and shown by Alison Hunter.

Mr Fleming said he was looking for an animal which was the closest representative to the top of the breed.

He described his champion as having ‘tremendous ring presence and was clearly enjoying being at the event.’

He said she had a a tremendously long body, moved exceptionally well, had quality of bone and rib structure.

In taking this championship the heifer continued her unbeaten show ring record having  previously been interbreed heifer champion at the Royal Highland and champion at the Scottish Calf Show. 

There was no reserve champion but in taking the title the Jersey had to beat the Holstein, Red and White and Ayrshire class winners.

The winning Holstein heifer was Blythbridge Elegant Christabel from Colin and Alister Laird, West Linton, Peebleshire. By the home bred, Blythbridge Elegant Dundee out of a home-bred cow. She took the heifer breed championship at the Royal Highland.

The red and white winning heifer was a Holstein, Crockers Rock Stocking Red, owned by Richard Bowen, Worcester and her breeders, Paul and Mary Bradley, from the Isle of Wight.

She has been interbreed champion and the New Forsest and Hampshire show and reserve champion red and white at the Dariy and Livestock Event this year.

The Ayrshire winner was Marleycote Fawn from Baynes and Sons, Hexham, Northumberland. Home-bred by Des Prairies Potter, she was reserve champion as the All Breeds Calf Show last year.

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The South West Dairy Show was held at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas, was held on Friday night when more than 60 cows and heifers from the top dairy herds in the area took part in the annual event.

It was again a great success with a large crowd of spectators at the indoor show and was judged by Hugh Nelson, East Brackenridge Farm, Strathaven.

The championship in the Jersey classes went to Robert Buchanan of Leigh Kipling Farm, Ballantrae, with his five year-old cow, Croftlands Explosion Leanne, which was by Grayridge Explosion.

The Ayrshire section the overall championship was won by Messrs L. Davidson and Sons of Halmyre, Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas, with their senior cow winner, Halmyre Urr Louise 175, born in March 2004.

The Holstein section was one of the most keenly contested with large classes and the overall championship went to Brian Yates of East Logan, Castle Douglas, with Logan Pamela, winner of the class for junior cows that have had two calves.

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THE overall championship at the Cornwall pedigree beef calf show, held at the Royal Cornwall showground, went to a Limousin bull. The winner, Rosecroft Frankie, was an October 2010-born bull by Ulm from David and Anne Wheeler of Cullompton, Devon.

The show attracted over 100 entries and the winner of the native section was a January-born Aberdeen-Angus bull, Hinton Predator, from G.E. Kirk of Sturminster, Dorset. In the native section, the Devon championship and reserve titles were won by M. and S. Cowell. The winner was a January 2011-born bull, Eastyard Storm 3, which is by Bollowal Harmony. Reserve was a January-born heifer Eastyard Camelia 4, by Thorndale Fitzroy. The South Devon section was won by L. Pascoe with a Foxhole Bentley sired junior heifer, Carzise Audry.

In the any other native breed classes the winner was a Beef Shorthorn heifer, Redhill Eva Broadhooks, a Chapelton Promoter daughter from Brenda Wear. In the continental section the British Blue champion from Ross Withers was a Daffyd O’chain junior bull; Kernow Tresawle Ghost. The Charolais champion was Marne Guccie, a Sportsman Columbo son from R. Tremayne. Winner of the Simmental title, and reserve continental champion, was a Lakeside Warrior son, Killiworgie Commander, from Mr and Mrs Gumnow.

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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.

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AGRI-EXPO Sheep Results

It was a clean sweep in the sheep section for Andrew and Beccy Bishop, Gloucester. They took the continental championship with a pair of Beltex lambs by Luggsmill Laney, and the reserve with a pair of Texel lambs, by Luggsmill Dyalan. They went on to take the overall championship and reserve.

The native championship went to Crofts Estates, Castle Douglas with a pair of Blackface lambs. In reserve was I. Graham, Lockerbie, with a pair of Cheviots.

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The supreme and reserve beef championships went to Wales and both to Limousin sired animals. Taking the overall title was Tecwyn Jones, Conwy, North Wales with Jager Bomb, a steer weighing 654kg, by the French bull, Saphire, who was bought at the Ruthin Show Pontential sale in February from M. Jones and Son, Ruthin. He has had a tremendous season taking eight championships and six interbreed titles including champion steer at the Royal Welsh. He now goes to Agri-Expo and the Angelsey and Welsh Winter Fair where he will be sold.

In reserve and overall heifer champion was Mimmi M, by Hartsnew Crackerjack out of a British Blue cross Limousin cow, home-bred by M.L. Howatson and Son, Denbigh and shown by Glyn Howatson.  She was baby beef champion and reserve overall commercial at the Royal Welsh Show. This was only a second visit to Countryside Live for the Howatsons, who run 130 suckler cows.

Judge, Phil Sellers said they were both outstanding animals with presence and style, but he chose the steer because even at over 650kg he was all quality and just had a little more finish, length and stretch.

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