Friday 17 September 2021
Leading the Hereford section at Westmorland Show and taking the breed champion title was Coley 1 Pilot from Graham Shepherd, Preston, tapped out by Jack Henry of Blakelaw Herefords, West Yorkshire. Purchased for a record poll bull price of 13,000gns at the 2018 Designer Genes sale, it was also named Hereford Champion of Europe and UK Hereford bull of the year. Born in January 2017, it is out of Romany 1 Ishbel and by Coley 1 Maverick.
Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11 from T and D Harrison, Northumberland stood reserve champion. An animal now known to most, it has had a good deal of success across the country this summer. Senior female champion at the National Poll Show, it is April 2019-born and by the 2019 UK sire of the year, SMH King Size 87K, and out of Coley 1 Pippa 356. This season, the heifer has already been named reserve native interbreed champion at Staffordshire County, reserve breed and female champion at Devon County, female champion at the Great Yorkshire and reserve breed champion at the Royal Highland Showcase.
The Harrisons also took first place in the pairs class with Moralee 1 Vandal RK V16 and Morlee 1 Villian RK V17, both by Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12, which was interbreed champion at Devon County, native interbreed champion at the Royal Highland Showcase and reserve interbreed champion at the Great Yorkshire.
Coley 1 Vincent, another familiar animal on this summer’s show circuit stood first place in the 2020-born bull class. September 2020-born, it was reserve supreme and junior champion at the Great Yorkshire Show before standing reserve junior male champion at Moreton. A Fabb 1 Northern Star son, it is out of Gouldingpoll 1 Duchess 591, a daughter of the Canadian-bred Remitall Super Duty 42S.
Eveter 1 Demelza 5th from Emma Jackson, Lancashire took the red ticket in the junior female class. A Normanton 1 Laertes daughter, it is out of Barbern 1 June 349, bred by Barbara and Bernard Rimmer.