Tuesday 20 June 2023

A team from the South Western Hereford Breeders’ Association was announced as winning the National Stockjudging Competition which saw society president David Smyth officiate as master judge as per tradition. Consisting of Lanscombe Herefords’ Chris and Emily Mitchell with Gerald Wood of Allwood Herefords, the team gained 396 points.

Winning team from the South West – L-R – Master judge David Smith, Emily Mitchell, Chris Mitchell

In second place was Steve and Sarah Cowle and Cassidy Bowen representing Midlands and East Anglia Hereford Breeders’ Association, with 388 points.

Powys Hereford Breeders’ Club saw success in coming third place with Neil and Nathaniel Johnson and Shannon Lawrence, gaining 387 points.

Powys also took fourth place with Adam Bowen, Ethan Brook and Caleb Vater making up the team. Generating the same number of points at 378 was a UKHY team consisting of Cara Doggett, Will Awan and Tia Moyle.

Young competitors gaining the most points – L-R – Master judge David Smith, Emily Mitchell, Finlay Soutter

In the individual competitions, in neck-and-neck at 135 points were Emily Mitchell of Lanscombe Herefords and Finaly Soutter of Normanton. Chris Mitchell, also of Lanscombe Herefords won the overall highest placing individual cup with 143 points.

Highest placing indivudal- L-R – Master judge David Smith, Chris Mitchell

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