Thursday 30 May 2024

In the Traditional Hereford section at Shropshire County Show on 25th May, it was the three-year-old bull Carpenters Brigadier, exhibited by Mrs S Cowle, Aylesbury, which claimed the Championship under judge Mr C Smith of Laxfield Herefords, Carmarthen. Purchased by Mrs Cowle in the 2023 Grass Masters sale from breeders I & H MacLeod, this bull joined the newly-formed Eutierria herd of Original Population animals at HighHedges Herefords in Buckinghamshire.

Carpenters Brigadier from S Cowle, Overall Champion and Male Champion of the Traditional Classes

Standing in reserve was another Carpenters animal, the in-calf heifer Carpenters Curly 20th bred and exhibited by Mrs H MacLeod, Malvern, which also won the Female Championship just ahead of 2019-born cow Boresisle Regina 87th, bred by Mr & Mrs D Fenton and exhibited by Mrs S Cowle, shown with her April-born heifer calf Eutierria Regina 1st at foot.

Carpenters Curly 20th from Mrs H MacLeod stood reserve overall champion and female champion

Winning the John Featherstone Perpetual Trophy for the best yearling animal in the Traditional Hereford classes was junior heifer class winner Carpenters Curly 21st, also from Mrs H MacLeod, which is one of the lots entered into the upcoming Grass Masters Online Sale 2024.

Full results

Breed Champion, Male Champion Carpenters Brigadier, Mrs S Cowle

Reserve Breed Champion, Exhibitor-bred Champion, Female Champion Carpenters Curly 20th, Mrs H MacLeod

Reserve Female Champion Boresisle Regina 87th, Mrs S Cowle

Reserve Male Champion Albany Obsidian, Mr L Cook

John Featherstone Trophy for best yearling Carpenters Curly 21st, Mrs H MacLeod


Bull, any age

1st Carpenters Brigadier, Mrs S Cowle;

2nd Albany Obsidian, Mr L Cook;

3rd Carpenters Lysander, Mrs H MacLeod.


Cow, born in or before 2021

1st Boresisle Regina 87th, Mrs S Cowle


Heifer, born in 2022

1st Carpenters Curly 20th, Mrs H MacLeod;

2nd Albany Oyster Girl 25th, Mr L Cook,

3rd Hockerwood Caroline, Mr P Lynn;

4th Albany Oyster Girl 24th, Mr L Cook


Heifer, born in 2023

1st Carpenters Curly 21st, Mrs H Macleod


Pair of animals

1st Carpenters, Mrs H MacLeod;

2nd Albany, Mr L Cook