Winners:

Still unbeaten… Matt Brunton’s junior Limousin Bull carried of the interbreed beef honours and is still unbeaten in bull classes, after winning every class entered this year and last.

Carrying on the family tradition was Posh Pants, the 22-monthold Limousin cross heifer from Anita Padfield and Paul Barwood. Posh’s maternal half sister Smarty Pants clinched eight championships last year and Newark’s commercial title was Posh’s second of this season.

Brackenhurst Triumphs Borage took the interbreed dairy championship ahead of the Holstein.

Bowing out successfully… This shearling ram clinched the Suffolk and interbreed titles for Sandy Fraser’s Santon Flock in his final year on the show circuit. Mr Fraser will disperse his flock this autumn.

Doing the double… Greenway Harmony 62 took the interbreed pig title for the second year running for Brian Upchurch.


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Full results:

BEEF
CATTLE

Interbreed M J Brunton’s Limousin bull Sheelin Tiger; res, D M Donnelly’s Simmental cow Atlow Valentines Lucinda.
Aberdeen Angus B J McClintock’s heifer Duncauziemere Jody; res, P A Holiday’s heifer Dacre Embrable.
Lincoln Red R J and E D Goodwin’s heifer Holyoak Mattie 6; res, W W Harrison and Son and B Waite’s bull Market Stainton Bonus.
Longhorn J W Stanley’s heifer Blackbrook Moonstone; res, J W Stanley’s bull Blackbrook Nimrod.
British Charolais J R and V A Webb’s cow Rushfield Nightingale; res, A O Taylor’s bull Iceman of Bollinger.
British Simmental D M Donnelly’s cow Atlow Valentines Lucinda; res, A S Leedham’s bull Grangewood Knockout.
British Limousin M J Brunton’s bull Sheelin Tiger; res C D Collinson’s heifer Greenwell Tina.
Blonde D’Aquitaine I C and S D Archer’s heifer Marston Mill Tabitha; res, W and M Seels’ heifer Burghwallis Star.
British Belgian Blue Black and Blue Show Cattle’s heifer Black n Blue UK; res, T P Radford’s heifer Boomer Up Town Girl.
British Native Breed G R Fountaine’s South Devon heifer Billington Cornflakes; res, C Horrell’s Shorthorn heifer Pode Hole Joyful.
Commercial Beef A P Padfield and C P Barwood’s Limousin cross heifer Posh Pants; res, Messers Slack and Stone’s Limousin steer Keepatem.  

DAIRY

Interbreed Brackenhurst College’s Jersey cow Brackenhurst Triumphs Borage; res P J Rhode’s Holstein cow Bilsthorpe Janel 77.
Dairy Shorthorn J C Hayward’s cow Cotley Erin 68; res, I R G Collins and Partners’ cow Churchroyd Lady Barrington.
Dexter S W Adcock’s heifer Acton Portia; res, Munn and Bell’s heifer Needles Hall Connamon.
Holstein P J Rhodes’ cow Bilsthorpe Janel 77; res P J Rhodes’ cow Bilsthorpe Sue 29.
Jersey Brackenhurst College’s cow Brackenhurst Triumphs Borage; res, Pavenham Jersey’s cow Pavenham Iben 3.

SHEEP

Interbreed Group of Three J P Davies’ Charollais; res, D C Ritchies’ Hampshire Downs.
Interbreed County Turf’s Suffolk shearling ram; res, D and H Schofield’s Charollais ram.
Suffolk County Turf’s shearling ram; res, T C and C A Harding’s shearling ewe.
Hampshire Down C Horrell’s ewe lambs; res, D C Ritchie’s ram.
Texel H S Ashley’s older ram; res, H M and P C Longdin’s shearling ewe.
British Charollais D and H Schofield’s ram; res, J P Davies’ ram.
Lincoln Longwool S A Chapman’s shearling ewe; res, C M Baxter’s shearling ewe.
Pure Breeds D and W Livestock’s Beltex ram; res D and W Livestock’s Beltex ewe.

PIGS

Interbreed B Upchurch’s British Lop sow Greenway Harmony 42; res, P and M Reeder’s Welsh sow Lopham Lucky Girl 55.
Pig of the Year(qualifier) C D Vaugh’s Welsh gilt Vinery Empress; res, P H Brown’s Large White Boar Calderbrook Snob.
British Lop B Upchurch’s sow Greenway Harmony 42; res, B Upchurch’s Greenway Harmony 75.
Landrace A and P Schofield’s gilt Daintree Crystal 3.
Large White P H Brown’s boar Calderbrook Snob; res, G F Cary’s gilt Clayborne Queen Mary 21.
Welsh P and M Reeder’s sow Lopham Lucky Girl 55; res, C D Vaughn’s gilt Vinery Empress.
Hampshire Hutson & Son’s sow Burma Anna.
Berkshire A W Wells’ sow Brandy Stonebow 77; res, A W Wells’ gilt Brandy Stonebarrow 149.
British Saddleback D R and B C Houlston’s gilt Gill Beck Lottie; res, J R and M L Wreakes’ gilt Victoria Lottie 101.
Gloucestershire Old Spot M Renshaw’s sow Tennyson Star Antoinette 528;
res, M Renshaw’s boar Tennyson Sambo 584.
Large Black P Waddington’s gilt Poplarburm Grandeur.

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  By Chrissie Lawrence

WHILE THE sun may have failed to show its face, livestock shone in the rings of last weekend’s Newark and Notts Show with many breeders carrying on success from last year.

• Winners   • Full results

Winning the Limousin section and taking the beef interbreed championship was Broxbourne-based Matt Brunton’s bull Sheelin Tiger.

The two-year-old bull, out of Mr Brunton‘s homebred cow Sheelin Jan and sired by Ronick Hawk, continues his unbeaten run, having won all classes entered this year and last.

Standing reserve to him was David Donnelly‘s three-year-old cow Atlow Valentines Lucinda with her heifer calf Pollyanna at foot.

Lucinda is a daughter of last year’s Royal Show interbreed champion Atlow Valentine. Mr Donnelly hopes for a double this year, with Lucinda and her mother entered for the Royal.

Out in a class of her own and catching the eye of interbreed judge Jenny Daw was the Jersey cow Brackenhurst Triumphs Borage, from Brackenhurst College, Notts.

The three-and-a-half- year-old cow is currently giving 32 litres a day and gave 7600 litres as a heifer. Taking reserve honours was the Holstein champion Bilsthorpe Janel 77 from Lincoln-based Phillip Rhodes.

Meanwhile in the sheep section, top honours went to Lincs-based County Turf with their Suffolk shearling ram. Considering show morning was the first time the homebred ram went on a halter, showman Sandy Fraser was incredibly pleased with his triumph.

The award will also bode well for Mr Fraser, as November will see the dispersal of his Santon flock of 80 ewes, 40 shearling ewes and 60-70 ewe lambs.

Although Hampshire Downs dominated the entries in the interbreed group of three classes, it was John Davies and his group of Charollais that took the top spot, with Derek and Jean Ritchie’s group of Hampshire Downs a close second.

The 100-strong commercial beef section saw exhibits from all over the country battle it out for top honours. It was Norfolk-based Anita Padfield and Paul Barwood who took the top ticket with their 22 month-old Limousin cross heifer Posh Pants.

This 620kg heifer is half sister to Smarty Pants who took eight Champion tickets at last year’s shows. Scooping the reserve ticket was Keepatem, an 11 month-old Limousin cross steer from Messers Slack and Stone, Penrith, Cumbria.

Also carrying on success from last year was Brian Upchurch with his 2000 born British Lop sow Greenway Harmony 62.

“We never dreamt she would take the championship for the second year in a row,” said Mr Upchurch. With nine litters behind her she is due to pig in July, hopefully giving him next year’s show team.

Standing reserve in the pig section was Peter and Monica Reeder’s four-year-old Welsh sow Lopham Lucky Girl 55. The Welsh were also strongly represented in the Pig of the Year competition.

Taking top honours was Christine Vaughn‘s gilt Vinery Empress and standing reserve was Phil Brown’s excitable young Large White boar.

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