Monday 19 July 2021

Having already had a successful trip to Harrogate earlier that week winning its heifer class, Kinglee 1 Miss 639 from Will Awan, Bath reigned in the ring at Shropshire County Show, winning native interbreed and breed champion with Mark Chandler, Shropshire sorting the classes.

Kinglee 1 Miss 639 from W Awan

Bred by Peter Cobley it was purchased in a private deal in late 2020 from the Leicestershire-based breeder. Out of a Kinglee female, this March 2020-born heifer is by Cleland 1 Nelson which is paternal brother to Bakgard 1 Keno, breed champion at the 2017 Royal Welsh Show.

In reserve was Dieulacresse Tic Tac from Anthony Spooner, Upperhulme, Staffordshire. This April 2020-born horned bull is sired by Free Town Nucleus, a son of Mara Humorous and out of a home-bred Haven Governor daughter from the Babette family.

Dieulacresse Tic Tac from TA Spooner

As per tradition at the show, the male and female champion, Dieulacresse Tic Tac and Kinglee 1 Miss 639, went into the interbreed pairs championship where they triumphantly stood reserve.

DE, ED and AL Jones, Caersws, Powys took both the reserve male and female championship titles and together went on to win the pair class within the breed. Dendor 1 Triple H, an April 2020-born bull, stood reserve male champion. The young bull is by Dendor 1 Nairobi, the 2018 National Poll Show champion and out of a home-bred Echo female.

Dendor 1 Triple H from DE, ED and AL Jones

Dendor 1 Jano 21st was selected as reserve female and is also sired by Dendor 1 Nairobi. It is out of SMH Euro 30E a sired female, and was also born in April 2020.

Dendor 1 Jano 21st from DE, ED and AL Jones

The most senior bull class on display was led by Clares 1 Stafford from M Wheildon, Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Born in May 2019, it is by Cogent’s Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy M024 and out of Romany 1 Dawn H12 M55.

Clares 1 Stafford from M Wheildon

Free Town Talent from RA Bradstock and partners, Tarrington, Herefordshire won the July to December 201-born bull class. November 2019-born, it is by Irish sire Moyclare Quinlan and out of Free Town Distant, a Marra Humorous daughter.

Free Town Talent from RA Bradstock and partners

Not yet home after a class win at Harrogate, Spartan 1 Typhoon from SC and GL Hartwright, Abingdon, Oxfordshire came out on top of the January to March 2020-born bull class. It is a son of Solpoll 1 Perfection, purchased at the 2019 society spring show and sale for 8,000gns from Northern Ireland’s John and William McMordie and went on to win the 2019 Devon County and Royal Bath and West breed championships.

Spartan 1 Typhoon from SC and GL Hartwright

With its calf at-foot, Hallwood 1 Oyster Shell from R and RI Shaw, Ledsham, Cheshire was the favourite in the senior cow class. By Hallwood 1 Knight, it is out of Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl 495 which carries Cobley breeding on either side of its pedigree.

Hallwood 1 Oyster Shell from R and RI Shaw

Another from the Hartwrights, this time Spartan 1 Jen 2nd, took the red prize card in the July to June 2019 heifer class. This is a Moralee 1 Pie Man daughter and is out of a cow bred from the Jen family at Englefield Herefords, Reading.

Spartan 1 Jen 2nd from SC and GL Hartwright

The next heifer class up saw Hallwood 1 Carefree Girl, again from R and RI Shaw, go to the fore. Born in October 2019, it is by Vexour 1 Ned which goes back to the well-regarded Panmure 1 Henry.

Hallwood 1 Carefree Girl from R and RI Shaw

From Daniel and Elizabeth Milner’s Callaughton herd, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, Coley 1 Mynte 531 stood at the head of the junior heifer class and went through the ring at the spring show and sale at Shrewsbury to a top call of 4,100gns. With a pedigree packed with Danish breeding, it is by Moeskaer Vegas 1451 and out of Bondes 1 Mynte.

Coley 1 Mynte 531 from W Milner

Mirroring the result at Harrogate, a trio of Solpoll 1 Perfection sired animals from SC and GL Hartwright lead the groups of three.

In the young handlers, Katherine Shaw of Hallwood Herefords took the overall championship, fighting off stiff competition.

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