Wednesday 19 June 2024

Severnvale Rogue continues his streak of victories, following his triumph in Cornwall with another prestigious win at the Royal Three Counties show. He secured his second championship title in quick succession under the watchful eye of judge, Mr Mark Moore, Co Tyrone.

Severnvale Rogue from E G Mills

Bred by Mr E G Mills from Pilning Bristol, Avon, and shown by Thea Woollatt, the April ’22-born bull, sired by Somerwood Rando, is one of two horned animals presented at the Royal Three Counties show this year. Both stood in favourable positions ending the day with ribbons.

Without discrediting neither the supreme champion nor reserve champion, judge Mark Moore commented on the decision between the two bulls being a ‘tough choice’, with the conclusion tilting in Severnvale Rogues favour due to the older bull having more ‘power’.

Having first entered the ring at last year’s Tenbury show, where he finished the day as reserve intermediate champion alongside Free Town Wealth from RA Bradstock & Partners. Rogue returned this season to sweep up at the Royal Cornwall show and now again at the Royal Three Counties show. Having stood first within his class, he graduated through the classes to take senior male before ending on a high as supreme breed champion.

Rempstone 1 Alpha N688 from Mr James Ludgate

Another bull who has dominated the ring in recent time is Rempstone 1 Alpha N688 from Mr James Ludgate. Last month he strode into the top spot as herd leader at Shropshire County show.

Hailing from Thame, Oxfordshire, Alpha N688 re-entering the ring, where he took first place in a large intermediate bull class before heading to the championships, where he took the junior champion sash, reserve overall male and then reserve overall champion.

Shown with success through the winter calf shows, the March ’23 born bull who is out of Danish imported dam, Rosenkaer Miss World and sired by Dendor 1 Nairobi, stood supreme champion at Shropshire County show last month. He is certainly one to watch.

Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret from Mr S C and G L Hartwright

From the Spartan herd, Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret has earned breeders, S C and G L Hartwright a multitude of awards throughout her time on the circuit. Starting her show career as a heifer, she is now joined in the ring with her second calf, Spartan 1 Beckham born February this year.

This has given ringside onlookers a great opportunity to see the potential spotted in a future cow maker and to watch the animal develop through maturity. It was these attributes that caught Mr Moore’s eye, having him tap Victoria’s Secret out as first in her class and then placing his hand on her quarter twice more for senior female champion and overall female champion.

By UK sire of the year Solpoll 1 Perfection, she is a September 2020-born female out of Gleland 1 Glissade 26th.

The victory with senior cow was not stand alone for the breeders, where on the day, they collected the ribbon for ‘Bull born on or between 1 January 2021 and 31 August 2022’ with Spartan 1 Apollo St A192 and the pairs class.

Midford 1 Elke 1st from Mr William Awan

Another famous face within the winner’s circle, Midford 1 Elke 1st. A powerful, well-balanced heifer from Bath based breeder, William Awan. 2023 saw the young breeder make waves in the ring with his homebred heifer, Midford 1 Ravette 1st. Demonstrating consistency with his breeding plan, he returns with March 23-born Elke 1st where, at Malvern she stood reserve overall female champion, junior female champion and class winner.

Earlier this year she was tapped out as breed champion at the Royal Bath and West show, not only winning supreme breed champion but reserve overall interbreed native champion to name but one of her interbreed victories.

Solpoll 1 Pansy T17 owned and exhibited by F J Woods and Sons, bred by J & W McMordie.

Standing in reserve in the senior female champion was Solpoll 1 Pansy T17, owned and exhibited by FJ Wood and sons, Totnes, Devon, bred by J & W McMordie, Co Down. The Southwest breeder has shown the April-20 born female with great success, one of those is standing as supreme champion at Devon County for two consecutive years. Shown at the Royal Three Counties in milk, with her heifer calf, Allwood 1 Pansy 2nd at foot.

Porton House Lilac Wine 2nd owned and exhibited by F J Woods and sons, bred by P & V Moyle.

Another title heading home with the Wood family was earned by heifer, Porton House 1 Lilac Wine 2nd. Bred by Paul and Vicky Moyle, Goldcliff, Newport, Lilac Wine 2nd is the full sister to Royal Welsh winner, Porton House 1 Lilac Wine.

Glenvale 1 Hoskins Sotutu by TG, EI & EN Thorne

From the winners of the national herd of the year, TG, EI and EN Thorne, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, lead March ’23-born, Glenvale 1 Hoskins Sotutu to stand second in his class behind the overall reserve champion winner and then finish the day as reserve junior male. Out of homebred Glenvale 1 Angela 680 and sired by Aldverville 1 Dover.

Hoskins Sotutu was another bull whose star potential was spotted within the indoor winter shows seeing him take 1st within his class at Agri expo, he then stood junior male champion and reserve overall male champion at Aprils society show and sale. Although he did not meet his reserve on the day, the breeders made the right decision by bringing this bull back home. With a full season ahead, he is poised to catch the eye of potential purchasers, especially as he is likely to be adorned with more ribbons and accolades by then.

Completing the championship lineup, from breeders PK & IF Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicester, heifer Kinglee 1 Nikita 717 advanced into the reserve junior female position. Born April last year, the Royal Three Counties was the heifer’s debut into the show ring. Sired by Cleland 1 Nelson and out Kinglee 1 Nicole 462, a cow linear scored at EX93, with a score of EX94 for mammary and body, qualities that she will no doubt pass onto her progeny, Nikita 717 is certainly one to watch this summer.

Kinglee 1 Polly 711 by PK & IF Cobley

Stable mate and half-sister on the paternal side, out of Kinglee 1 Polly 285, Kinglee 1 Polly 711 won the red ticket within her class ‘Heifer born on or between 1 September 2022 and 31 December 2022’.

Newtoncroft 1 Aintree by Newtoncroft Farms Ltd

Out of Newtoncroft 1 Truelove 346 and sired by Hawkesbury 1 Swift, Newtoncroft 1 Aintree from Newtoncroft Farm Ltd, exhibited by Ryan Coates, won his class, ‘bull born on or between March 2021 and 28 February 2023’.

Santa Maria 1 Alcatraz owned and exhibited by Keadyview Livestock, bred by T Vasami.

Rounding out the bull classes, Santa Maria 1 Alcatraz from Keadyview Livestock, Steve and Helen O’Kane. It marks another junior title win for the young bull. Out of Dendor 1 Greta 29th and sired by Gouldingpoll 1 Stockman, he was purchased from the Santa Maria dispersal at the foot on his mother in June 2023 for 3,000gns.

Breeders G Llewellyn & D Sharman, Harvest Herefords were tapped out as the best pair of exhibited owned animals by the same sire.

Breeders G Llewellyn & D Sharman, Harvest Herefords were tapped out as the best pair of exhibited owned animals by the same sire.

Winners of the group of three class, M & C Shaw.

Mike and Caroline Shaw’s team representing the herd, Thornysure Herefords, took centre stage in in the group of three class.

 

Full results list

 

Overall Champion – Severnvale Rogue

Reserve Overall Champion – Rempstone 1 Alpha N688

 

Overall Male Champion – Severnvale Rogue

Reserve Overall Male Champion – Rempstone 1 Alpha N688

 

Overall Female Champion – Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret

Reserve Overall Female Champion – Midford 1 Elke 1st

 

Senior Male Champion – Severnvale Rogue

Reserve Senior Male Champion – Spartan 1 Voyager SP V183

 

Senior Female Champion – Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret

Reserve Senior Female Champion – Solpoll 1 Pansy T17

 

Junior Male Champion – Rempstone 1 Alpha N688

Reserve Junior Male Champion – Glenvale 1 Hoskins Sotutu

 

Junior Female Champion – Midford 1 Elke 1st

Reserve Junior Female Champion – Kinglee 1 Nikita 717

 

Bull born or before 31 December 2021

1st – Mr S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Voyager SP V183

2nd – Miss Zoe Cambridge – Romany 1 Valium

 

Bull born on or between 1 January 2021 and 31 August 2022

1st – Mr S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Apollo St A192

 

Bull born on or between 1 September 2021 and 30 November 2022

1st – Mr E G Mills – Severnvale Rogue

2nd – Mr S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Arabian King SP204

3rd – H Weston & Sons – Lanscombe 1 Dude

 

Bull born on or between March 2021 and 28 February 2023

1st – Newtoncroft Farms Ltd – Newtoncroft 1 Aintree

2nd – Messrs RA & VA Mitchell – Lanscombe 1 Endeavour

3rd – Mr Tony Yaldren – Banjos 1 Aero

4th – Mr Charlie Cox – Wykeham 1 Albert

 

Bull born on or between December 2022 and 28 February 2023

1st – Mr James Ludgate – Rempstone 1 Alpha N688

2nd – TG, EI & EN Thorne – Glenvale 1 Hoskins Sotutu

3rd – Mr S C and G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Apatche

4th – PE & KJ Dickin – Jacobean 1 Admiral

5th – Mr Tony Yaldren – Banjo 1 Apollo

6th – Mr Mike & Caroline Shaw – Thornysure 1 Astronaut

 

Bull born on or after 1 May 2023

1st – Keadyview Livestock – Santa Maria 1 Alcatraz

2nd – TG, EI & EN Thorne – Glenvale 1 Invincible

 

Cow or Heifer in milk born on or before 31 August 2021 with her own calf at foot

1st – Mr S C & G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Victoria’s Secret

2nd – FJ Wood & Sons – Solpoll 1 Pansy T17

3rd – Keadyview Livestock – Keadyview 1 Pippa Kicks

4th – N & L Holdsworth – Pebworth 1 Vesper

5th – T Roberts & GGE Holborrow – Rosemore 1 Diadem 22nd

 

Heifer born on or between 1 September 2021 and 31 August 2022

1st – FJ Wood & Sons – Porton House 1 Lilac Wine 2nd

2nd – FJ Wood & Sons – Allwood 1 Greta

3rd – H Weston & Sons – Bounds 1 Unity

4th – Messrs M & M Roberts – Bromley 1 Vanessa 995

5th – Mr and Mrs S Coates – Parkapella 1 Mandy

 

Heifer born on or between 1 September 2022 and 31 December 2022

 

1st – PK & IF Cobley – Kinglee 1 Polly 711

2nd – Miss EN Thorne – Studdolph 1 Barbie 884

3rd – Messrs Thomas & Diane Harrison – Moralee 1 Curly C1288

4th – Mr S C & G L Hartwright – Spartan 1 Julie St A202

5th – Mr Mike & Caroline Shaw – Thornysure 1 Aurora

 

Heifer born on or between 1 January 2023 and 31 March 2023

1st – Mr William Awan – Midford 1 Elke 1st

2nd – Messrs RA & VA Mitchell – Lanscombe 1 Ebony

3rd – Mr Tony Yaldren – Banjo 1 Gilly Aurora

4th – Mr and Mrs S Coates – Newtoncroft 1 Luna 502

5th – Mr Charlie Cox – Wykeham 1 Agnes

 

Heifer born on or after 1 April 2023

1st – PK & IF Cobley – Kinglee 1 Nikita 717

2nd – Mr E G Mills – Severnvale Wilfull 33rd

3rd – Mr E G Mills – Severnvale Hazel 4th

4th – Miss Zoe Cambridge – Buryhill 1 Victoria

5th – Miss Charlotte Colquhoun – Buryhill 1 Elizabeth

 

Best pair of Exhibitor owned animals by the same sire

1st – G Llewellyn & D Sharman

2nd – Messrs RA & VA Mitchell

3rd – Mr Mike & Caroline Shaw

 

Pair of Animals

1st – Mr S C And G L Hartwright

2nd – 88 – G Llewellyn & D Sharman

3rd – 90 – Mr Mike & Caroline Shaw

4th – 87 – Mr E G Mills

 

Group of Three Animals.

1st – Mr Mike & Caroline Shaw

2nd – Mr E G Mills