Winning their first interbreed beef title at the Royal Welsh was Dinmore Limousins, Herefordshire, with their five-year-old French bull Diamant.
Sired by Berliozb he is out of Version and was purchased privately in 2012 from breeder Michael Camus, who travelled from Limousin, France, especially for the show.
He was part of the winning team of the Burke trophy at Three Counties earlier this season and had a very successful show career in France where he won reserve champion at Paris Show.
He already has some a good crop of calves on the ground at the Dinmore stable and next heads to Nantwich Show.
Taking the reserve rosette was last year’s supreme winner Charlie Boden of the Sportsmans herd from Stockport, with his two-year-old heifer Sportsmans Highness, who clinched the junior female championship at the RWAS last year . Sired Maerdy Express – purchased in Stirling for 45,000gns in 2011 – she is out of Sportsman Debutante and is fresh from winning the supreme championship at the Livestock Event.
She now heads home where she’ll be put in calf to last year’s supreme champion Barnsford Ferry.
Judge Elgan Jones, Lampeter, Ceredigion, who runs a herd of 200 suckler cows plus followers said on the day the Limousin was a “clear winner”.