Friday 27 August 2021
Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11 from Tom and Di Harrison was victorious in the breed championship at Staffordshire County Show, continuing a successful summer despite a reduced show circuit. The heifer was tapped out by Jack Henry, West Yorkshire in the breed judging, before named as reserve native champion the following day by Jim Barber, Cheshire.
April 2019-born, it is yet another by the prolific SMH King Size 87K and out of Coley 1 Pippa 356 which stood breed champion at the Royal Highland in 2017, a daughter of Australian sire, Days Calibre G74 daughter. Together with Spartan 1 Typhoon from SC and GL Hartwright, this heifer also made up one half of the winning pair of animals.
Reserve and male champion was Clares 1 Stafford from M and C Whieldon, Eccleshall, Staffordshire. Born in May 2019, it is by Cogent’s Netherhall 1 Oz Daffy M024 and out of Romany 1 Dawn H12 M55 and won the senior bull class at Shropshire County Show last month.
Spartan 1 Typhoon from SC and GL Hartwright, Abingdon, Oxfordshire stood reserve champion, and also did well at Shropshire County where it won its class, and has since taken the reserve male title at the Royal Lancashire Show. It is a son of Solpoll 1 Perfection, purchased at the 2019 society spring show and sale for 8,000gns from Northern Ireland’s John and William McMordie and went on to win the 2019 Devon County and Royal Bath and West breed championships.
R and RI Shaw, Cheshire and heifer Hallwood 1 Oyster Shell produced the reserve female champion. By Hallwood 1 Knight, it is out of Kinglee 1 Oyster Girl 495, a daughter of Kinglee 1 Jowett and won its senior cow class at the Royal Lancashire.
Another from the Shaws, Hallwood 1 Carefree Girl, led the March 2019 to March 2020 born heifer class. October 2019-born, this female is sired by herd sire Vexour 1 Ned, a son of Solpoll 1 Landmark, and out of a home-bred female.
SA Jones and CH Corbishley, Cheshire moved to the fore in the junior heifer class with Sandlow 1 Delilah. By Rempstone 1 Mines-A-Double E432, it is out of Silvertrees 1 Dalcota, bred by A Davies.