Wilodge Ulex ET, bred and exhibited by D A Williams, Lodge
Farm, Shifnal, Shropshire, took the Supreme Championship for
the Belgian Blues, at the Royal Show last week.
Winners - Burke Trophy
In sweltering conditions, judge Graham Brindley, Adderley, Market
Drayton, Shropshire, put up this September 2002 bull, sired by “As
de Trefle du Vanova,” as his Champion, with the Reserve
Championship going to Andrew Craig’s cow “Woodview
Sue ET” who was shown with her super bull calf at foot.
Another winner from across the water in Northern Ireland, was
Dermot Small’s young bull “Pendle Australia” who
was bred in Lancashire by AM & E Hartley. Also originating
from Northern Ireland was the class 57.02 winner “Clougher
Wonderboy ET” exhibited by Frank Page, Elkington, Northamptonshire,
who was bred by Zara Chestnutt, Bushmills.
The prizes came to Yorkshire in class 57.04, when D Whiteley & J
Courts stood top of the line with their homebred heifer “Franks
Alkaseltzer,” who was sired by “President des 1000
Jane & Danny Wyllie took the first prize rosette in class
57.05, with their “Tamhorn Sumo” sired heifer “Tamhorn
Paul Barwood & Anita Padfield had a worthwhile trip from
Norfolk, when they took first prize in class 57.06, with “Ridge
Dean Sherry 2”. This 2000 born cow was sired by “Farmer” and
bred by Michele Wilde.
Blue’s also came out on top in the commercial beef carcase
competition, with the Champion, a Belgian Blue x Limousin x heifer
from Frank Page, Elkington, Northampton. The Reserve, from
W E Howells & Sons was also a Belgian Blue x.
JUNIOR STOCKJUDGING COMPETITION
This competition, held by the British Simmental/British Belgian
Blue and British Blonde Societies, was once again very well supported.
In the Belgian Blue section: -
1st - James Little, The Guards, Ireby, Wigton, Cumbria
2nd – Richard Ridley, Hesket New Market, Wigton, Cumbria
3rd – Boomer Birch, Weston, Staffordshire
The “New Trend” trophy, awarded to the overall winning
judge, from the three Societies, was James Little, Ireby.
This is a very vibrant competition, keenly supported by young
breeders, within these three breeds and the standard of overall
judging was a credit to all concerned.
The British Belgian Blue section prize money was proudly sponsored
by The BB Group, Ciney, Belgium.
The Master Judge was Mr. Richard Carter, Twyning Ash, Dursley,
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