17 July 1998

Charolais and B&W judged top interbreeds

By Emma Penny

WITH an attendance of 175,000 – about the same as last year – and absence, for the most part, of rain, this years Royal Show must have pleased the organisers.

Individual interbreeds were judged on Thursday, with Charolais and Holstein Friesian cows taking the ribbons in beef and dairy interbreeds, a Suffolk taking the sheep title and a Landrace winning the pig interbreed.

Mortimers Farms Mowbray-park Gigi, the seven-year-old Charolais cow, continued her run of success. From Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hants, the Royal Highland show champion took the Royals beef interbreed title, as well as being one of the pair to take the Burke pairs trophy. Reserve interbreed title went to Perthshire breeder Robert Galloway for his Aberdeen Angus heifer Cardona Fiona.

In the dairy ring, Strutt and Parker (Farms) Cadilac Lindy Sasha, an imported four-year-old cow in milk, took the interbreed title, and again was part of the black-and-white team which took the Burke dairy pairs award. Abbotsley Boys Opal, a fourth calver from Cheshire-based Jersey breeder Roy Bailey took reserve.

Sandy Frasers Santon flock, from Appleby, Scunthorpe, took the honours in the sheep interbreed with a Suffolk shearling ewe, with J A Darke from Kingsbridge, Devon, in reserve spot with a Devon and Cornwall Longwool yearling ewe.

In the pig lines, the interbreed title went to local breeder Christine Vaughan, from Upton, Nuneaton, with her Landrace sow Vinery Lioness 3978. Dorset breeder B J Card took reserve with the Large Black sow Westham Maid 77.

RESULTS

BEEF CATTLE

Interbreed Mortimers Farms Charolais cow Mowbraypark Gigi; res, J R Galloways Aberdeen Angus heifer Cardona Fiona.

DAIRY CATTLE

Interbreed Strutt and Parkers (Farms) Holstein Friesian cow Cadilac Lindy Sasha; res, R W and CM Baileys Jersey cow Abbotsley Boys Opal.

SHEEP

Interbreed A Frasers Suffolk shearling ewe; res, J A Darkes Devon and Cornwall Longwool yearling ewe.

PIGS

Interbreed C Vaughans Landrace sow Vinery Lionness 3978; res, B J Cards Large Black sow Westham Maid 77. &#42

Beef interbreed winner Mowbraypark Gigi from Mortimers Farm.

Dairy interbreed winner Cadilac Lindy Sasha from Strutt & Parker (Farms).

Above: Sheep interbreed champion, the Suffolk shearling ewe from Sandy Frasers Santon flock.

A delighted Christine Vaughan with her interbreed champion, the Landrace sow Vinery Lionness.

Charolais winners of the Burke beef interbreed pairs, Foxacre Maximus from PM and SM Donger and Mortimers Farms Mowbraypark Gigi.

Burke dairy interbreed winners, Cadilac Lindy Sasha from Strutt and Parker (Farms) and Pimhill Delegate Joy from Joylan Farms, celebrate their victory over the Jersey pair at last weeks Royal Show.