Wednesday 21 July 2021
At a blistering Shropshire County Show, Albany Liliana from FW Cook and son, Fen End Over, Cambridgeshire navigated its way to the champion Traditional Hereford position, as judged by Richard Bradstock, Tarrington, Herefordshire.
An in-calf heifer, it was born in September 2019 and is by the 2017 Royal Three Counties Show Traditional champion Albany Lincoln. Also named exhibitor-bred champion, it is out of Albany Lulu by Boresisle Lawrence.
Standing reserve was Midford Spotlight 1st from Will Awan, Bath, who also won the native interbreed that day with his Hereford champion from the main classes. Another with Boreisle breeding, this time on the maternal side, it is by Darmon Hickory, which is a Laxfield Hustle son.
Heading up the male section and awarded the junior championship was March 2020-born Hockerwood Zeus from Patrick and Esther Lynn, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Out of an Albany-bred Langridge Sovereign daughter, it is by the Llandinabo Zest son, Carpenters Zorro.
Carpenters Morgan from Helen MacLeod, Worcestershire was tapped out as reserve male champion. The same age as the male champion and out of a Llandinabo Zest daughter, it is by stock bull Shefford Monarch, a grandson of Free Town Kendal which sold for 17,000gns in 1976.
FW Cook and son were also victorious in the 2020-born heifer class with Albany Sioux, a maiden heifer born March 2020, sired by 2017 Royal Three Counties Show Traditional champion, Albany Lincoln. The breeders were successful in the pairs competition with Albany Liliana and Albany Laramie given first place.
Supreme, female and exhibitor-bred champion, F W Cook and son, Albany Liliana; reserve supreme and reserve female champion, W Awan, Midford Spotlight 1st
Male and junior champion, P and E Lynn, Hockerwood Zeus; reserve male champion, H MacLeod, Carpenters Morgan
Any age bull, 1st, P and E Lynn, Hockerwood Zeus; 2nd, H MacLeod, Carpenters Morgan; 3rd, P and E Lynn, Hockerwood Zoom
Cow in-calf born in 2018 or before, 1st, W Awan, Midford Spotlight 1st
Heifer born in 2019, 1st, F W Cook and son, Albany Liliana; 2nd, F W Cook and son, Albany Oyster Girl 22nd
Heifer born in 2020, 1st, F W Cook and son, Albany Sioux; 2nd, F W Cook and son, Albany Laramie; 3rd, H MacLeod, Carpenters Laura
Pair from one exhibitor, 1st, F W Cook and son, Albany Liliana and Albany Laramie; 2nd, P and E Lynn, Hockerwood Zeus and Hockerwood Zoom