Monday 23 August 2021
Beca 1 Tinkerbell from Joseph Twose, Whitland, Carmarthenshire took the champion position at Pembrokeshire County Show, which was run as an exhibitors-only event.
March-2020 born, this heifer is by the prolific Normanton 1 Laertes and out of Black Hall 1 Portia, bred by Herefordshire’s Jenny Pudge, which carries Auckvale breeding on its paternal side. It also took the red ticket in the most junior female class.
Given the task of judging was Matthew Gray, Bromyard, Herefordshire. He described the heifer as ‘stylish, with a lot of potential’, adding it had ‘great depth and width through the loin’ with good colouring and markings, catching his eye as soon as it walked in the ring.
The reserve spot was claimed by Bowendu 1 Viagra from L and L Bowen, Nelson, Glamorgan, having already won the bull born before January 2020 class that day. October 2020-born, it is a son of Panmure 1 Nugget which the breeders purchased from Paul Moyle and Vicky Weller, Newport having already made the journey south from breeders JM Cant and partners, Tayside. It is out of the Irish-bred Herberry 1 Lucy Sky which was purchased for 7,000gns at the 2019 Designer Genes sale.
Matthew said the young bull had ‘great muscularity in its loin and the hind quarter’. He said although it was a young male, it had a lot to offer, with great breed character, and had won a tough class.
The senior female class saw Glenvale 1 Polly 617 from locals TG, EI and EN Thorne move to the fore. This October 2016-born female is sired by Dendor 1 Ledley, a son of Solpoll 1 Gilbert. Out of a home-bred female from the Polly family which does so well for the Thorne family, its dam is a Bosa 1 Arnold daughter.