Tuesday 14 June 2022

Having won the Royal Cornwall breed championship multiple times over the family’s long history of breeding Hereford cattle, local family Fred, Roland and Jackie Hawke came to the fore once again with Border Souvenir S40 with Warwickshire’s Richard Mann sorting the line ups.

Border Souvenir S40

Bred by Stan Quan, Wormbridge, Herefordshire, this 2018-born bull is by Witherstone Archie, which itself is bolstered by generations of Border breeding and was shown by Ifan Davies, stockman for the Border herd.

Standing in the reserve supreme and grand female position was Spartan 1 Polly T122 owned and shown by LD and LL Powell, Penpedaorheol, Mid Glamorgan having already won the 2020-born heifer class. Bred by SC and GL Hartwright, it is by the 8,000gns Solpoll 1 Perfection and out of Ruckmans 1 Polly 1306.

Spartan 1 Polly T122

Valley View 1 Sparkle from T Jarvis, Ashreigney, Devon was tapped out as reserve female champion following its success in the senior female class. Out of Moorside 1 Julia, it is by Hoghton View 1 Gold Mine, which goes back to Remitall Patriot 13P.

Taking the male championship was Venen Unique from Anna Pascoe-Old, St Issey, Cornwall. Born in February 2021, it is a Free Town Mascot son, out of Venen Bonny 8, which is also from Free Town breeding. The group of three was also won by Anna Pascoe-Old.

The 2021-born heifer class was led by Lanscombe 1 Cranberry from RA Mitchell, Dorchester, Dorset who won the 2021 South West herd competition. Born in January 2021, it is by stock bull Vexour 1 Phantom, which stood breed champion at the Royal Bath and West just days before.

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