Smiths of Bloxham took home their sixth championship silverware this season in the beef section at the Royal Welsh show today (23 July) with their homebred cow Ironstone Dumandy.
Royal Welsh Show 2012: Smiths of Bloxham win sixth title
Sired by Wildoge Vantastic and out of Bailea Umandy the September 2008-born cow was shown with her bull calf by Teddy at foot and is back in calf to Corycam Diarra.
The Smiths, who own 200 Limousin cows at Newlands Farm, Banbury, plan to take Dumandy on to Edenbridge show.
In reserve was Esmor Evans’ homebred Charolais bull Maerdy Grenadier. The homebred one-year-old is sired by Maerdy Dynamite and is out of Maerdy Damson. His great grandfather is the french bull Vald’or.
Shown by Tudur Edwards the bull comes from a herd of 170-pedigree Charolais and will be sold at the Perth Bull Sales later this year, after they have taken semen from him.
Commenting judge Wil Owen, from Gwynedd said: “The Limousin is a very stylish and corect cow with huge power. I like the reserve bull, but on the day he just lacked the power of the cow.”
Overall Mr Owen said he was impressed with the overall quality of the beef entries and he praised the stockmanship of the exhibtors.
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