Monday 22 November 2021
At the English Winter Fair, TD and WT Livesey, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire, won the Hereford section for the fourth consecutive year and took the reserve native-bred championship with the October 2019-born Normanton 1 Jews Ear 35th. It is a Normanton 1 Laertes son and out of Normanton 1 Jews Ear 5th. Going through the ring at the end of the day, it sold for £2.74/kg.
The Livesey family led the Hereford steer class and won reserve Hereford champion with Normanton 1 Telepathic. Born in October 2019, it is Normanton 1 Laertes and out of Normanton 1 Jurana 8th.
Sky High 1 Miss Allure from Nick Griffths and Boomer Birch and Graham Brindley, Staffordshire took the supreme spot in the National Pedigree Calf Show, hosted annually at the English Winter Fair.
Richard Rettie, Perthshire had travelled south to judge, and said this heifer caught his eye as soon as it came into the ring.
Born in February 2021, it led the junior heifer calf class and followed hot on the heels of its success as junior champion at Stars of the Future. By Dendor 1 Kohinoor, it is a son of Danish-imported SMH Euro 30E and out of Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th, the two times Hereford female of the year which is a daughter of Solpoll 1 Gilbert, the three times UK sire of the year.
Tom and Di Harrison, Mickley, Northumberland also had a National Pedigree Calf Show with Moralee 1 Villain RK V17, a Rebel Kicks son, and out of Moralee 1 Kylie which is bred from Romany Herefords’ Ishbel family.
In the carcase hall, the supreme and native champion carcase was from Hereford Cattle Society young breeder, 15 year old Harvey Heath, Derbyshire. Sired by Tydesmoor 1 Jubilee purchased out of Bakewell market, it is out of a home-bred pedigree British Blue cow. Weighing 550kg live, it was 320kg when cold and graded as R4L. The carcase was sold at 5.70kg to Howdens, Yorkshire.
Isla Soutter of Normanton Herefords also won the young handlers’ championship along with the John Yates Memorial Challenge Trophy, presented to the person showing the most professionalism in the presentation and handling of their stock, which every stockperson at the show was automatically entered in.
Finlay Soutter, also of Normanton Herefords, won his young handlers class.