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Welsh Winter Fair Yet Another Limousin Showcase

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The Welsh Winter Fair proved another great showcase for the Limousin breed and rounded the Winter fatstock season off in tremendous style with Limousin sired animals winning the Reserve Overall Championship, the Heifer Championship, the Reserve Heifer Championship, the Baby Beef section, the Young Handlers Competition and the Exhibitor Bred award as well as taking the Supreme Championship in the Beef Ribs Competition.

A packed ringside on the Tuesday saw Posh Dosh from local exhibitor Mr BE Williams, Station Court, Sennybridge, Powys – and brought forward by Neil Lloyd - gain the Heifer Championship, the Winston Bowen Memorial Trophy and Reserve Overall titles from judge Mr Chris Stubbs, Hollins Farm, Utkinton, Tarporley, Cheshire who praised her “excellent length and shape.” Posh Dosh was bought privately from breeder H&E Powell and this July 2004 Limousin-cross heifer hit the scales at 552kg.

The Reserve Heifer Championship went to JM & SM Rowlands, Dolwen Farm, Llanidloes, Powys with their Limousin-sired heifer, Red Star, out of a Limousin cross cow bred by Steven Graham.

In the Limousin classes, Buster from Emily Jones, Coedmore Hall, Cellan, Lampeter took the steer championship with Clatworthy & Tippetts’ 18 month bullock out of Homebyres Safeway standing Reserve. Dolcorsllwyn Vance shown by TC Edwards, Pencraig Fawr, Betws Gwerfyl Goch, Corwen was awarded the Champion pedigree Limousin title.

Taking home the honours in the Baby Beef section was the 259kg Limousin-sired show steer exhibited by DH Morgan, Nantgwynne, Llanddeusant, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire by a homebred bull out of Kype Interrogate and out of a Limousin cross dam.

Further successes were enjoyed by the Limousin breed in the Beef Ribs Competition held on the Monday and forming part of the Royal Smithfield Club’s National Festival of Meat. Mr Phillip Davies, New Mills, Newtown, Powys went one better than his Reserve Championship last year by taking home the Supreme Championship in 2005 with his Limousin cross April 2004 born 350kg heifer.

Judging the Young Handlers competition were Mr Michael Alford, Foxhill Farm, Blackburgh, Devon, Mr Rob Rattray, Chalybeate St, Aberystwyth and Mr Terry Jones, Bowley, Clehonger, Hereford. This proved a clean sweep for the Limousin breed with Berwyn Hughes of Cwmhendryd, Lampeter winning the heifer section with the 15 month old Smarty Pants and Laura Cheacker of Ostbridge Manor Farm, Pilning, Bristol gaining the steer title with her July 2004 born Tom, a homebred steer by Bowsland Officer. Tom was also named Best Exhibitor Bred Animal.

Our thanks go all those members of the South Wales & Mid West Club who helped out at the well-attended Limousin stand and to the Griffiths & Edwards families for providing the bulls on display.

Other class winners
- Lucky Dip                        Tecwyn Jones
- Black Beauty                        D Thomas
- Cathal Uptowngirl            AR Prichard
- Stinking Bishop            Gerald David & Family Ltd
- Sex on Legs                        Robin Roberts
- Ronaldo                        SE Sellers

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