Battle of Britain spirit at Shropshire and West Mid
By Robert Davies
LIVESTOCK farmers and consumers defied cold weather and the beef crisis to make the Shropshire and West Mid Show a big success.
Henry Yates, the events honourary director, said there was a tangible Battle of Britain spirit on the cattle lines and massive public backing for a pro-British beef campaign run by local Shrewsbury abattoir operators ABP.
"Cattle entries are up, the quality is superb, and non-farming people from a wide area are here in larger than usual numbers, as if to show their support for our livestock industry," claimed Mr Yates.
Top honours in the beef cattle classes went to De Rosa Jordana, a British Limousin heifer exhibited by T and J De Rosa, Wrexham, Clwyd. She collected the supreme interbreed beef animal award and partnered P G Simons and Sons bull Foxcroft Hifi to take the pairs interbreed title.
Interbreed T and J De Rosas Limousin Heifer De Rosa Jordana; res, A Sebires Hereford heifer Lower Hurst 1 Prunella.
British Limousin T and J De Rosas Limousin Heifer De Rosa Jordana; res, J B Henrys bull Onondaga Ensign.
Hereford A Sebires Hereford heifer Lower Hurst 1 Prunella; res, J B Henrys bull Onondaga Ensign.
Welsh black Mr and Mrs R and C M Jones bull Carnedd Dafydd Du; res, D B Daviess cow Llyn Awena 15.
British Charolais E Dodds cow Tattenhall Hollande; res, Mr and Mrs J G and B Jones cow Goldies Iha.
Simmental C * Evans and Sons bull Strathisla Capricorne; res, J Thornhills bull Kilbride Farm Bermuda.
British Belgian Blue Messrs Brindley and Barbers cow Fenton Heroine; res, Mr and Mrs D W and L E Morgans cow Ty-Isaf Lollypop.
Blonde DAquitaine R E Kinnishs heifer Kinbaston Iola; res, J R Lloyds heifer Roma Lana.
Highland D Haightons bull Domhnull of Ellerdine; res, Wenmar Farms cow Ceit Mountleigh.
Interbreed J Goughs Holstein Friesian cow Holly Broker Carmeline; res, C W and G E Hallidays Jersey cow Whitton Lads Joy.
Holstein Friesian J Goughs cow Holly Broker Carmeline; res, R J and * Clares heifer Hawksmoor Rene.
Ayrshire W * Slater Farms cow Upper Woodhead Apricot; res, Messrs * W Oultram and Cos cow Stanford Lady Shamrock.
Jersey C W and G E Hallidays Jersey cow Whitton Lads Joy; res, D A and J * Jade Jerseys cow Jade Winsome Lassie.
British Holsteins J and V Barlows cow Salem Inspi Licac; res, R Mayall and Daughters heifer Pimhill Broker Cotton.
Dexter M J and S J Bancrofts bull Moonshine George; res, M J and S J Bancrofts heifer Moonshine Tomentil.
Interbreed R and R Powells Kerry Hill ram; res, R S and J A Gregorys Charollais ewe.
Beltex G and J Belcher and Sons ram; res, * S Frazier and Sons ewe.
Black Welsh Mountain J Pattersons ram; res, J Pattersons shearling ewe.
Blue du Maine M E Gittins ewe lamb; res, P Taits ewe.
Border Leicester D J and G A Watkins ewe; res, J F Richardsons shearling ram.
Charollais R S and J A Gregorys shearling ewe; res, D F Daffurns shearling ram.
Dorset Down T A Wards ram lamb; res, E M Coultards ewe lamb.
Hampshire Down J L Daviess group; res, D Evanss shearling ewe.
Jacob R E Blacknells ram; res, R E Blacknells shearling ewe.
Kerry Hill R and R Powells ram; res, R and R Powells shearling ewe.
Lleyn A W Daviess ewe; res, A W Daviess shearling ewe.
British Rouge De LOuest D J and G A Watkins ewe; res, B Brooke and Sons ram.
Ryeland S J Kendricks ram; res, A C Deweys ewe.
Shropshire D and C E Dorrells shearling ewe; res, M Farquhars ram.
Suffolk M Evans ram lamb; res, J S Hulmes ram lamb.
Texel S J Smiths aged ram; res, W R Daviess shearling ram.
Welsh Mountain (Pedigree) R W Lloyds ewe; res, R W Lloyds ewe.
Wensleydale C Steventons shearling ewe; res, B R Fields ram. *
Dick Dorrell scooped the breed championship with his Shropshire shearling ewe at the well attended Shropshire and West Mid show.