Wednesday 12 June 2024

Bull, Severnvale Rogue has been on hot pursuit of a championship title for some time. He has garnered a collection of ribbons including numerous reserve male champion titles. It was the Royal Cornwall Show that his aspirations were realised, when under the observation of Judge John Kemp, Auckvale Herefords, Durham, he made the ascension to overall breed champion.

Severnvale Rogue bred by Mr E G Mills

Having made his maiden entry to the ring back at Tenbury show in 2023, the years growth has proven a powerful asset to the April ’22-born animal. Bred by Mr E G Mills from Pilning Bristol, Avon, and shown by Thea Woollatt, he is sired by Somerwood Rando and out of homebred Severnvale Hazel 1st.

Next on the podium was Solpoll 1 Pansy T17 exhibited and owned by F J Wood & Son, Morleigh, Devon, and bred by John and William McMordie, Ballygowan, Co Down. A senior cow who has proven a powerful adversary within the ring in recent times. Shown with heifer calf Allwood 1 Pansy 2nd at foot, Pansy T17’s win comes hot off the heels of her breed champion victory at Devon County.

Solpoll 1 Pansy T17 exhibited and owned by F J Wood & Son, Morleigh, Devon, and bred by John and William McMordie, Ballygowan, Co Down.

For the April 2020-born cow, who was purchased in-calf at the 2022 society spring show and sale for 6,200gns, history is repeating itself this season as she stood in the same position last year at both the Royal Cornwall Show and Devon County.

Allwood 1 Greta bred by F J Wood & Son

Another heifer who first entered the ring last year and saw success at the Wadebridge was Allwood 1 Greta, out of Dendor 1 Greta 33rd and sired by Kilvrough 1 Thomas. The heifer won her class ‘heifer born in 2022’. Allwood 1 Greta is earning the Wood family quite the collection of rosettes having won her class at the National Poll Show in Moreton-in-Marsh show last show season.

Lanscombe 1 Ebony bred by RA & VA Mitchell

Travelling from Dorset, RA & VA Mitchell with heifer Lanscombe 1 Ebony stood in the bridesmaid position within the female championship. Having racked up the ribbons at the Royal Bath & West show, that saw her finished adorned with rossettes, the Mitchell team were eager to see if her star appeal would catch the eye of another judge within another ring. Venturing to Cornwall, the Jan 2023-born animal was bestowed with another high positioned accolade.

The vast majority of the Lanscome show team with season are sired by stock bull, Vexour 1 Phantom which appears to be giving the breeders a winning edge.

Lanscombe herd from RA & VA Mitchell, winning the group of three class

As the breeders who led the group division at the Royal bath & West show in June, the Lanscombe herd worked their magic again winning the group of three class.

Hustyn Starnberg from F J Hawke

Another horned bull who pulled it out of the bag was Hustyn Starnberg from F J Hawke. Sired by Rockland Perseus, who’s grandsire was Haven Governor who was the 2012 Shropshire County supreme champion and reserve interbreed champion and out of homebred cow, Hustyn Sarah 114th the win continues a long tradition of the Hawke families herd performing well on home turf.

Santa Maria 1 Alcatraz owned by Steve and Helen O’Kane, Keadyview and bred by T Vasami

The Keadyview livestock team, Steve and Helen O’Kane, from Newtown, Powys, had a fruitful day starting with bull Santa Maria 1 Alcatraz winning his class. ‘Bull born in 2023’. Bred by Tony Vasami, Llandysul, Cardiganshire, his dam, Dendor 1 Greta 29th was sold with Alcatraz at foot at the Santa Maria herd dispersal in June 2023, for 3,000gns for the couple.

Keadyview 1 Pippa Kicks from S & H O’Kane, Keadyview Livestock

Later in the catalogue outside of the Hereford classes, Steve and Helen O’Kane returned to the ring with Keadyview 1 Pippa Kicks to win the Interbreed Champion Exhibitor bred Cow and Calf class. Bred out of Coley 1 Pippa 356 and sired by the infamous, Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks KS R12.

 

Full Results List

 

Champion Hereford – Severnvale Rogue Exhibited by Mr E G Mills

Reserve Champion – Solpoll 1 Pansy T17 Exhibited by F J Wood & Son

 

Champion Hereford Male – Severnvale Rogue Exhibited by Mr E G Mills

Reserve Champion Male – Hustyn Starnberg Exhibited by F J Hawke

 

Champion Hereford Female – Solpoll 1 Pansy T17 Exhibited by F J Wood & Son

Reserve Champion Female – Lanscome 1 Eliza Exhibited by RA & VA Mitchell

 

Cow or heifer born in or before 2021 with calf at foot

1st – Solpoll 1 Pansy T17 Exhibited by F J Wood & Son

2nd – Keadyview 1 Pippa Kicks Exhibited by Keadyview Livestock

3rd – Baybridge 1 Duchess 4Th Exhibited by Mr D Jenkin & Miss J Compton

4th – Anhay Plum 851 Exhibited by The Johns Family

 

Heifer born in 2022

1st – Allwood 1 Greta Exhibited by F J Wood & Son

2nd – Lanscombe 1 Duchess Exhibited by Mr R A & V A Mitchell

 

Heifer born on or after 1 January 2023

1st – Lanscome 1 Eliza Exhibited by RA & VA Mitchell

2nd – Moralee 1 Kylie Pr302 (P) Exhibited by MT & D Harrison

3rd – Keadyview 1 Pippa B29 Exhibited by Keadyview Livestock

4th – Breock Lively Lady 134Th Exhibited R P Hawke

 

Bull born before 1 August 2022

1st – Severnvale Rogue Exhibited by Mr E G Mills

2nd – Hustyn Greyart Exhibited by F J Hawke

 

Bull born on or between 1 August 2022 and 31 December 2022

1st – Hustyn Starnberg Exhibited by F J Hawke

2nd – Breock Longstone Exhibited by R P Hawke

 

Bull born in 2023

1st – Santa Maria 1 Alcatraz Exhibited by Keadyview Livestock

2nd – Lanscombe 1 Endeavor Exhibited by Mr R A & V A Mitchell

3rd – Venen Accomplice Exhibited by Mrs Anna Pascoe-Old

4th – Lowesmoor 1 Apollo Exhibited by Mr Reuben Saunders

 

Group of Three Animals

1st – 15 – Lanscombe 1 Ebony Exhibited by Mr R A & V A Mitchell

2nd – 14 – Hustyn Sarah 167th Exhibited by F J Hawke

 

Best cow of any recognised beef breed bred by the owner/exhibitor

1st – Keadyview Livestock – Keadyview 1 Pippa Kicks