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Interbreed D A Sapsed’s Simmental cow Awl Starlet; res, B A and P T Heath’s Charolais heifer Sackville Sapphire.
|Interbreed Radleygreen Designer Jerseys’ Jersey cow Designer Hercules Scorpion; res, Radleygreen Designer Holsteins’ Holstein cow Cleevale Jed Adona.|
Interbreed group W D Carr’s Holsteins; res, D R and J Heaseman’s Ayrshires.
Ayrshire D R and J Heasman’s cow Pylon Juvenile Red; res, M D M Howie’s cow Douglas’s Little Nell.
Holstein Radleygreen Designer Holsteins’ cow Cleevale Jed Adona; res, Radleygreen Designer Holsteins’ cow Chalkfarm Juror Bonheur.
Jersey Radleygreen Deigner Jerseys’ cow Designer Hercules Scorpion; res, Radleygreen Designer Jerseys’ cow Kentucky Tiptops Hosanna.
Dexter P W Hunt’s cow Saltaire Prawn; res, J A Knight’s cow Beechwood Daisy 2.
Dairy Crest Super Cow Plumpton College’s Holstein PD Bigtime Mistress 2; res, Huddlestone Farmers’ Holstein Huddlestone Jabot Noel Nora.
Interbreed K and K Manning’s Suffolk ram lamb; res, J and A Griffiths Charollais shearling ram.
Interbreed D Overton’s Gloucester Old Spot sow Exfold Princess 95; res C Bull’s Berkshire boar Morebred Namatijara 9.
By Jonathan Long
QUALITY WAS the watchword at the South of England Show, with stockmen in all four main sections putting on a fine display of livestock drawn from all over southern England.
Leading the way was the interbreed sheep champion, a Suffolk ram lamb from Keith and Kate Manning’s 20-ewe Shipreed flock.
Their January-born lamb clinched their first interbreed championship at a major show and backed their decision to invest in superior genetics through AI.
The lamb is sired by Stockton Storm and out of a homebred ewe by Stockton Slocum.
Standing reserve in the sheep lines was a Charollais shearling ram from the Glos-based Chestnut Park flock of John and Anne Griffiths.
The ram, Chestnut Park Dumbledore, is by Chestnut Park Alfred and out of a homebred ewe.
In the beef lines, Glasgow-based interbreed judge Archie McGregor picked an imported Canadian Simmental cow as his champion.
The 1995-born polled cow Awl Starlet has an impressive record, having bred eight calves in six calvings for her Herts-based owner David Sapsed.
Starlet, who was without a calf at foot, is now in calf again and is due in September to the herd’s stock bull Hockenhull Kramer.
Reserve spot in the beef classes also went to a female – a Charolais heifer with a calf at foot from local breeders Brian and Peter Heath.
Sackville Sapphire, a 2001-born heifer has already been out on the show circuit this summer, picking up the interbreed award at last month’s Surrey County Show.
Elsewhere in the cattle classes, it was a repeat win for the Radleygreen Designer dairy team, with their second-calving Jersey cow Designer Hercules Scorpion picking up the interbreed honours for the second time in as many weeks, after winning at Suffolk Show the week before. Scorpion gave more than 7700 litres in her first lactation.
The reserve interbreed honours also headed back to Essex with the Radleygreen team, with their Holstein leader Cleevale Jed Adona clinching this ticket, another repeat of the Suffolk results. Adona is a bought-in cow, bred from an imported dam.
Both the Radleygreen cows now head home for a well-earned rest before their next outing, the Royal in the first week of July.
Among the pigs, it was a winning day for David Overton’s Exfold herd of Gloucester Old Spots. Mr Overton’s sow, Exfold Princess 95, stood top in the traditional breed classes and is due to pig again with her fourth litter in September.
Standing reserve to 2001-born Princess was the Berkshire boar Morebred Namatijara 9 from Charles Bull’s Morebred herd. This July 2003-born boar had also stood reserve to Princess in the traditional breed classes.