Thursday 26 May 2022
As the Royal Welsh Spring Festival returned to the showground at Llanelwedd, Albany Laramie from FW Cook and son strode into the champion position concluding the Traditional Hereford class judging, making the long trip from Fen Over, Cambridgeshire worthwhile. Born in February 2020, this young female is by Albany Lincoln and out of Albany Lilypad, a daughter of Boresisle Mentor.
Judging was Herefordshire’s Clive Davies of Westwood Herefords. Clive described the champion senior heifer as ‘long, fleshy, carrying clean lines’.
He placed Caebach Unity Amorous from N and R Johnson, Caerphilly into the reserve supreme and reserve female position. April 2021-born, is it by Caebach Sydney which was reserve male champion on the day. It is out of Rhydri Cashmere Amorous, a daughter of Baytal Jack.
Clive said the reserve supreme was ‘impressive for her strong spine, excellent hind leg shape and breed character’.
Having nipped across the border from Worcestershire, Helen MacLeod was presented the male champion title for home-bred bull Carpenters Morgan. By stock bull Shefford Monarch bred by P Carter, it is three generations from Free Town Kendal which sold for 17,000gns in 1976. This two year old bull is out of Carpenters Venus 4th which is by Llandinabo Zest which was born in 1999.
Adding another title to the day’s rewards for breeders N and R Johnson was three year old bull Caebach Sydney. This bull is out of Rhydri Laura which goes back to the Westwood Laura line which itself came from the Shucknall herd many years ago.
Commenting on the stock in front of him, Clive said: “The standard was high, uniform and pleasing, The classes had sound, practical and functional animals. It was good to see cattle of useful conformation and free from waste.”