Wednesday 4 August 2021

It was the turn of SC and GL Hartwright to lead the Hereford classes at the Royal Lancashire Show with Spartan 1 Duchess T95, making the long trip from Oxfordshire worthwhile.

Breed champion, Spartan 1 Duchess T95

Led by Katherine Shaw, this February 2020-born heifer is out of Ruckmans 1 Orange 1332. It is by Panmure 1 Henry son Solpoll 1 Perfection, purchased at the spring show and sale at Hereford in 2019 for 8,000gns from Northern Irish breeders John and William McMordie.

Directed into the reserve position by judge James Ludgate, was male champion Twinshock 1 Paddys Boy from Phil Martindale, Bolton. Born in March 2020, it is by the prolific Fabb 1 Northern Star, which is a son of the Canadian Square-D Tortuga 953T. Its dam Herberry 1 Lucy Belle, a Dendor 1 Kohinoor daughter, went through the Designer Genes ring at 7,000gns in 2019, in-calf to this young bull.

Reserve and male champion, Twinshock 1 Paddys Boy

Reserve male was another from the Hartwrights, in the form of Spartan 1 Typhoon which has already won classes this summer at the Great Yorkshire and Shropshire County. It is another sired by Perfection which won the 2019 Devon County and Royal Bath and West breed championships.

Reserve male champion, Spartan 1 Typhoon

From Emma Jackson, a local to the show, Eveter 1 Demelza 5th followed the Spartan heifer through its heifer class and into the position of reserve female champion. A Normanton 1 Laertes daughter, it is out of Barbern 1 June 349, bred by Barbara and Bernard Rimmer.

Reserve female champion, Eveter 1 Demelza 5th T21

S Taylor and D Marsh, Leyland, Lancashire, were handed the red ticket in the senior bull class with Taymar 1 Trailblazer. By Pulham Powerhouse which carries Australian blood on its paternal side, it is out of Northern Irish-bred Richmount 1 Nina.

Taymar 1 Trailblazer

The senior cow class was led by Hallwood 1 Oyster Shell from Cheshire-based R and RI Shaw with its heifer calf, Hallwood 1 Pearl, at-foot. By Hallwood 1 Knight, it is out of Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl 495, a daughter of Kinglee 1 Jowett.

Hallwood 1 Oyster Shell and calf Hallwood 1 Pearl

There was further success for Emma Jackson in the 2019 heifer class. Eveter 1 Gin 2nd, by Haven Hotspur, was shown with its Panmure 1 Henry sired heifer calf, Eveter 1 Gin 3rd V27, at-foot.

Eveter 1 Gin 2nd and calf Eveter 1 Gin 3rd V27

In the pairs, it was again Hartwrights who came out on top, with their champion Spartan 1 Duchess T95 and stable mate Spartan 1 Amy 3rd T97.

The winning pair from SC and GL Hartwright

In the overall young handlers’ competition, Hereford young breeders performed well, with Katherine Shaw of Hallwood Herefords placing second, brother Ryan Shaw in third place and Eva Jackson of Eveter Herefords in fourth position.

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