Tuesday 6 July 2021
Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12 from Tom and Di Harrison, Mickley, Northumberland was selected by judge Colin Hutchings, Dulverton, Somerset as interbreed champion at Devon County Show, pipping a Limousin heifer to the top spot.
Also taking the breed championship, the bull already has this year’s Royal Highland Showcase native interbreed title to its name and stood interbreed junior bull at the Royal Welsh Show in 2019.
Born in April 2018, it is by Danish-bred SMH King Size 87K, the 2019 sire of the year and out of Romany 1 Dawn D1 M6. Already with a string of accolades to its name, having also stoof poll bull of the year and joint bull of the year in 2019.
Tasked with the Hereford judging, Keith Jempson, Banbury, Oxfordshire described the bull as ‘fantastic’, being full of style and fleshing, with a tremendous temperament and being good on its legs.
Success was also had in the exhibitor-bred group of three championship for the Northumberland breeders, with Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks taking the reserve position with stable mates Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11 and Moralee 1 Kylie KS T29.
Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11 had already won the reserve breed and female champion titles. April 2019-born, Pippa is another by the prolific SMH King Size 87K which does so well for the Harrisons. It is out of Coley 1 Pippa 356 which stood breed champion at the Royal Highland in 2017, a daughter of Australian sire Days Calibre G74. Keith noted the heifer was ‘really lovely’, being ‘very classy’.
Reserve female champion was selected as Moralee 1 Kylie KS T29, again from the Harrisons. Another King Size daughter, it is out of Moralee 1 Kylie, which is out of the Harrisons’ original Kylie female. Kylie KS T29 is a full sister to Kylie KS S11 which was overall champion at the Christmas calf show at Shrewsbury in 2019, and junior champion at the National Poll Show in the same year.
The reserve male title was given to Lanscombe 1 Barnaby from RA and VA Mitchell, Dorchester, Dorset. February 2020-born, it is by Vexour 1 Phantom and out of Lanscombe 1 Lexie, a Bromham 1 Vim daughter, and was first in the junior bull class.
Auckvale 1 Janet 1756R from Phil Martindale, Blackrod, Lancashire led the senior cow class. Purchased at the 2020 Designer Genes sale for 5,900gns, it is three years old and by Dendor 1 Muttley.
The January to March-2020 born heifer class was led by Lanscombe 1 Bethany from RA and VA Mitchell, Dorchester. By Vexour 1 Phantom, it is a grandson of the renowned Panmure 1 Henry and placed second to Rebel Kicks in the senior bull class. It is out of a home-bred dam, sired by Brangwyn 1 Emperor.
In the young handlers, Harry Mitchell of Lanscombe Herefords stood champion handler in the intermediate section.
(Judge, K Jempson, Banbury)
Supreme and male, T and D Harrison, Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12; res and fem, T and D Harrison, Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11; res male, RA and VA Mitchell, Lanscombe 1 Barnaby; res fem, T and D Harrison, Morale 1 Kylie KS T29
Cow with calf at foot or heifer, born on or before 2018, 1st, P Martindale, Auckvale 1 Janet 1756R
Heifer born on or before 1 January and 31 May 2020, 1st, RA and VA Mitchell, Lanscombe 1 Bethany; 2nd, William Awan, Kinglee 1 Miss 639
Calf born on after 1 June 2020, 1st, T and D Harrison, Moralee 1 Kylie KS T29; 2nd, RA and VA Mitchell, Lanscombe 1 Beatrice; 3rd, P Martindale, Auckvale 1 Victor 2048V
Bull born on or before 31 December 2019, 1st, T and D Harrison, Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12; 2nd, RA and VA Mitchell, Vexour 1 Phantom
Bull born on or between 1 January and 31 May 2020, 1st, RA and VA Mitchell, Lanscombe 1 Barnaby; 2nd, Phil Martindale, Twinshock 1 Paddys Boy
Pair of animals, 1st, T and D Harrison; 2nd, RA and VA Mitchell
Group of three, 1st, T and D Harrison; 2nd, RA and VA Mitchell