Wednesday 28 June 2023
Coley 1 Vincent was selected by Carolyn Fletcher of Barwise Herefords as breed and grand male champion at the Royal Highland Show. Recently purchased by Liam Jackson-Carr of JC Herefords, Carle Coates, Sheffield, it was bred by Heather Whittaker, Halifax and stockman Andrew Hughes led the September 2020-born bull into the top spot having won the senior bull class. Having already been male champion at Northumberland County Show this year, Vincent previously stood reserve supreme and junior bull champion at the Great Yorkshire Show in 2021 before standing reserve junior male champion at Moreton. A Fabb 1 Northern Star son, it is out of Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 591, a daughter of the Canadian-bred Remitall Super Duty 42S.
The reserve supreme and grand female titles went in the direction of Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret from SC and GL Hartwright having travelled north from Oxfordshire. By UK sire of the year Solpoll 1 Perfection, this September 2020-born female is out of Cleland 1 Glissade 26th also took the red ticket in the September 2020 to August 2021 female class. It won its class at the Highland last year and also stood reserve supreme at Shropshire last month.
Coley 1 Duchess 609 from Heather Whittaker took the reserve female championship, the junior title and led its September 2021 to February 2022 born heifer class. Born in September 2021, it is by out-cross Solbakkens Patrik, imported from Denmark. Having started the 2022 show season at the foot of its mother Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 916, the outfit took the reserve supreme title at the 2022 Royal Highland Show. While shown in its own right, it stood champion at the 2022 Agri Expo and is the current reserve poll female of the year. It was reserve grand female and overall junior champion at last year’s Poll Show and won its junior heifer class at the Great Yorkshire last year.
Spartan 1 Voyager SP V138 from SC and GL Hartwright was reserve male champion and won the January to August 2021 bull class, having already been well shown. It took the reserve male championship at the 2022 Royal Norfolk Show as well as at the recent Royal Three Counties Show. March 2021-born, it is by Solpoll 1 Perfection and out of Panmure 1 Plum K19, which is by Hawkesbury 1 Volcano. Together with Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret, the Hartwright-bred pair won the pairs class.
The junior bull title went in the direction of Harveybros 1 Willy-The-Womanizer from father and daughter double act, George and Sophie Harvey, Balfron, Glasgow after winning its junior bull class. A son of the Australian AI sire Wirruna 1 Matty M288, it is out of the Harveys’ sole female line, the Crocus family. This March 2022-born bull was also male and junior male champion at the 2022 Agri Expo.
December 2021-born Panmure 1 Plum W1 from JM Cant and partners, Arbirlot, Angus was selected as reserve junior champion. Out of a Dendor 1 Leota daughter, it is by Romany 1 Distiller and was second in its class.
First class of the day, the junior heifer class, was led by Porton House 1 Duchess 2nd from Bethan Hutchinson, Greatham, Co Durham. Starting life with South Wales breeders Paul and Vicky Moyle, this March-2022 born heifer is by Dendor 1 Sherlock and out of the Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid daughter, Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 978.
Leading the October 2018-born senior female class was Moralee 1 Kylie KS S3 from Tom and Di Harrison, Mickley, Northumberland. Having won the HCBA Christmas Calf Show in 2019, it was also junior and junior female champion at the National Poll Show in the same year. By SMH King Size 87K it is out of a home-bred Spurstow 1 Recruit 1st daughter.
Saltire 1 Wallace from WP and K Wason, Kinglassie, Fife was in front in the September 2021 to February 2022 bull class. By AI sire Wirruna Lennon L102, it is out of home-bred Saltire 1 Ruth 2nd, a daughter of Baldinnie 1 Orient son, Saltire 1 Predator.
Friday saw the breed win the championship in the native group of three and consisted of Moralee 1 Kylie KS S3 and its bull calf Moralee 1 Americano TE308 along with Coley 1 Vincent and Spartan 1 Victorias Secret.
Joining the trio for the interbreed group of four was Coley 1 Duchess resulting in a third place, although the highest place natives.