Monday 6 September 2021
Although numbers were down slightly on a normal year, a great display of the breed circulated the ring at Moreton-in-Marsh Show, with the crowd looking on as judge Richard Edwards sorted through the classes.
Kinglee 1 Miss 639 stole the show and strode into the supreme champion spot with owner and exhibitor Will Awan of Midford Herefords, Bath, in only his fifth year of society membership. Also intermediate female champion, this heifer was first seen by the young breeder at a visit to the Kinglee herd of Pete Cobley, Leicestershire in November 2020 and says three weeks after the visit he made contact to arrange its purchase. Born in March 2020, it is a daughter of Cleland 1 Nelson which is sired by Moeskaer 1 Keno. The maternal side of its pedigree carries Leo’s Pride, Panmure and Hawkesbury breeding.
Richard Edwards commented this heifer was just his type, being a ‘beautiful colour’ and ‘just what a Hereford should look like’.
On their first appearance at the National Poll Show, Calum Smith and Anna Wilson took the reserve spot with Studdolph 1 Barbie 754, with Iona Smith on the halter, mirroring the intermediate championship. Having started its life in Pembrokeshire with breeders TG, EI and EN Thorne, this heifer was purchased privately by the young couple in October 2020 as a six month calf to join their 25 female Milovaig herd in Ardersie, Inverness which this year celebrates its 25th birthday. By stock bull Lowesmoor 1 Nasser, sired by Dorepoll 1 499 High Society, it is out of a Studdolph-bred female, sired by Weybrook 1 Duke and is the most successful animal carrying the Studdolph prefix to compete at the National Poll Show yet.
The junior female title was handed to Coley 1 Lily 561 from Heather Whittaker, Halifax. October 2020-born, it is by Panmure 1 Henry son, Gouldingpoll 1 Goldspice, and out of Grangefell Carol Lily 753 which carries Ervie breeding on both sides of its pedigree.
Spartan 1 Polly T122 from SC and GL Hartwright, Oxfordshire which stood reserve to the Coley heifer in its class, took the reserve position in the female championship. Sired by the 8,000gns Solpoll 1 Perfection, it is out of a Ruckmans’ Polly female, which goes back to the Fisher herd.
Already with a collection of successes this summer, Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11 from Tom and Di Harrison stood senior female champion. April 2019-born, it is by the 2019 UK sire of the year, SMH King Size 87K, and out of Coley 1 Pippa 356, which was breed champion at the Royal Highland in 2019. This season, this heifer has already been named reserve native interbreed champion at Staffordshire County, reserve breed and female champion at Devon County, female champion at the Great Yorkshire and reserve breed champion at the Royal Highland Showcase.
Following through the class and into the reserve senior female position was Bowendu 1 Isabella Rose and is a daughter of the Hollyvale 1 Northern Star which stood reserve supreme champion at Moreton in 2017. It is out of Dendor 1 Holly 7th, a daughter of Solpoll 1 Gilbert, the three times UK sire of the year.
Class sizes were reduced in the bulls section, but some quality animals circulated the ring. Taking the senior male champion title was Hoghton View 1 Jackaroo from Steven and Lizzie Walker, Preston. A son of the $95,000 Minlacowie Jubilant J123, a bull bred by JJ Honner and sons, South Australia, Jackaroo is out of Dendor 1 Anna Mary 30th, a SMH Euro 30E daughter.
Taking the reserve male champion title was Taymar 1 Trailblazer from S Taylor and D Marsh. Born in October 2019, it is by Pulham Powerhouse, a bull of Clipston Tiara R16 which was the 2015 horned female of the year. It is out of Northern Irish-bred Richmount 1 Nina, purchased from James Graham.
Heading up the intermediate male championship was Spartan 1 Typhoon from SC and GL Hartwright, another of this show season’s most successful animals, having stood reserve champion at Staffordshire County, reserve male at the Royal Lancashire and winning its class at Shropshire County. Another by Solpoll 1 Perfection, it is out of Hawkesbury 1 Volcano daughter, Panmure 1 Plum K19.
Twinshock 1 Paddy’s Boy from Phil Martindale, Bolton was tapped out as reserve intermediate male champion with Steven O’Kane on the steering end. Reserve champion at the Royal Lancashire Show, it is March 2020-born. By Fabb 1 Northern Star, it is out of Herberry 1 Lucy Belle which went through the Designer Genes ring in-calf at 7,000gns in 2019.
Another Kinglee-bred champion, this time from Pete Cobley himself took the junior male title. Kinglee 1 Victorious was selected for the title and as per the supreme champion, is a Cleland 1 Nelson son, out of Kinglee 1 Star 371, a Leos Pride 1 Ellis daughter. This November 2020-born bull also took the overall junior champion title.
Heather Whittaker added the reserve junior male title to her show-wins, with Coley 1 Vincent, led by Andrew Hughes. September 2020-born, it was reserve supreme and junior champion at the Great Yorkshire Show. A Fabb 1 Northern Star son, it is out of Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 591, a daughter of the Canadian-bred Remitall Super Duty 42S.
DE, ED and AL Jones, Caersws, Powys took the red tickets in both of the group of three classes, with the progeny group sired by Dendor 1 Nairobi, while SC and GL Hartwright took the pairs class.
Spartan Herefords’ Luke Murphy was presented the Ted Hewitson cup as the stockman responsible for the herd with the most points gained.
In Friday night’s young handlers’ competition, judged by Joshua Briggs, 15 year old Finlay Soutter won his first overall title, while sister Isla won the senior class and eight year old Mia Shaw won in the juniors’ class. Finlay was again triumphant in Saturday’s competition, judged by Nick and Lucy Holdsworth, winning the overall title and his intermediate age group. Mia Shaw again won her age group, while Will Awan led the senior class.
Group of three animals by the same sire, 1st, DE, ED and AL Jones; 2nd, SC and GL Hartwright; 3rd, RA Mitchell
Group of three animals to include both sexes, 1st, DE, ED and AL Jones; 2nd, SC and GL Hartwright; 3rd, RA Mitchell
Pairs, 1st, SC and GL Hartwright; 2nd, DE, ED and AL Jones; 3rd, TG, EI and EN Thorne
Cow born before 31 August 2018 with calf at-foot, 1st, TG, EI and EN Thorne, Glenvale 1 Polly 617; 2nd, M Ludgate, Rempstone 1 Dowager V424; 3rd, R and RI Shaw, Hallwood 1 Oyster Shell
Heifer born on or between 1 January and 31 August 2019, 1st, T and D Harrison, Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11; 2nd, L and L Bowen, Bowendu 1 Isabella Rose; 3rd, T Jarvis, Valley View 1 Sparkle
Heifer born on or between 1 September and 31 December 2019, 1st, R and RI Shaw, Hallwood 1 Carefree Girl; 2nd. S Taylor and D Marsh, Solpoll 1 Starlet T5
Heifer born on or between 1 January and 28 February 2020, 1st, SC and GL Hartwright, Spartan 1 Duchess T95; 2nd, RA Mitchell, Lanscombe 1 Bethany; 3rd, RA Mitchell, Lanscombe 1 Bella
Heifer born on or between 1 March and 31 March 2020, 1st, W Awan, Kinglee 1 Miss 639; 2nd, DE, ED and AL Jones, Dendor 1 Jano 21st; 3rd, M Ludgate, Rempstone 1 Bonny Lass BN566
Heifer born on or between 1 April and 30 April 2020, 1st, D and S Smith and son, Studdolph 1 Barbie 754; 2nd, DE, ED and AL Jones, Dendor 1 Holly 12th; 3rd, M Ludgate, Rempstone 1 Curly BN583
Heifer born on or between 1 May and 31 August 2020, TG, EI and EN Thorne, Glenvale 1 Angela 767; 2nd, TG, EI and EN Thorne, Glenvale 1 Polly 764; 3rd, FJ Wood and sons, Pepperstock 1 Leslie V706
Heifer born on or between 1 September and 31 October 2020, 1st, Miss H Whittaker, Coley 1 Lily 561; 2nd, SC and GL Hartwright, Spartan 1 Polly T122; 3rd, DP Jones Agricultural Contracting, Maxstoke 1 Helen 750
Heifer born on or after 1 November 2020, 1st, R Coates, RTC 1 Terri 440; 2nd, R and RI Shaw, Hallwood 1 Pearl; 3rd, Miss H Jackson, Hudley 1 Luna
Bull born on or between 1 January and 31 August 2019, 1st, S Walker, Hoghton View 1 Jackaroo
Bull born on or between 1 January and 28 February 2020, 1st, S Taylor and D Marsh, Taymar 1 Trailblazer
Bull born on or between 1 January and 28 February 2020, 1st, SC and GL Hartwright, Spartan 1 Typhoon; 2nd, RA Mitchell, Lanscombe 1 Barnaby
Bull born on or between 1 March and 30 April 2020, 1st, P Martindale, Twinshock 1 Paddy’s Boy; 2nd, DE, ED and AL Jones, Dendor 1 Triple H; 3rd, T and D Harrison, Dendor 1 Tecwyn
Bull born on or between 1 May and 31 August 2020, 1st, P Walker, Crackleybank 1 Terminator; 2nd, S Jones, Sandlow 1 Taxman; 3rd, SC and GL Hartwright, Spartan 1 Tropic Thunder
Bull born on or between 1 September and 31 October 2020, Miss H Whittaker, Coley 1 Vincent; 2nd, P Cobley, Kinglee 1 Vandyke; 3rd, L and L Bowen, Bowendu 1 Viagra
Bull born on or after 1 November 2020, 1st, P Cobley, Kinglee 1 Victorious; 2nd, DP Jones Agricultural Contracting; 3rd, T and D Harrison, Moralee 1 Vandal RK V16