Tuesday 31 May 2022
Carpenters Curly 18th from Helen MacLeod, Worcestershire was selected as supreme, junior and female champion of the Traditional section at Shropshire County Show by judge Sarah Cowle, Quainton, Buckinghamshire. January 2021-born, this heifer is a daughter of stock bull Shefford Monarch, a grandson of Free Town Kendal which sold for 17,000gns in 1976. The Curly line at Carpenters goes back to Llandinabo where it took residence from the Vern herd.
Reserve supreme and reserve female was Carpenters Laura, again from the home of Helen MacLeod’s Carpenters herd. Two years old, this female is another Shefford Monarch daughter and is out of Rhydri Clarabelle Laura, which goes back to the Westwood herd.
Heading up the male championship was Carpenters Monarchist, from the same stable. By Shefford Monarch, it is out of Carpenters Venus 4th, the family of which if traced back, returns to the Penatok herd.
Second placed male on the day was Albany Sailor from FW Cook and son, Fen Over, Cambridgeshire. By two home-bred parents, it is by Albany Lincoln and out of Albany Sable which is a daughter of Boresisle Lawrence.
In the pairs, two Carpenters animals went on to win the rare and minority interbreed pair.