Partners dual honours
By Alan Barker
BEEF cattle breeder Albert Clements made a flying start to the show season by taking two breed championships at last weeks Newark and Notts County Show, Newark.
The partners, who farm near Stowmarket in Suffolk, collected Charolais breed rosettes with their five-year-old cow Warminglid Joyce, and reserve two-year-old bull Drumbone Mar. They also won the Simmental championship with their three-year-old heifer, Darnhams Gem.
But they narrowly failed to make it a clean sweep when their Charolais champion lost to the Limousin winner, Himalaya in the coveted interbreed beef championship. This French bred Limousin cow was from the herd of W J and S M Mash, Chesham, Bucks.
In the three breed dairy section, interbreed honours went to the Holstein Friesian, Emka CC Ricki 3, a third calver from Graham Bevins 160 cow herd at Colston Bassett, Notts. She calved in February, after a second lactation yield of over 13,000 litres.
Winner of the dual purpose championship was Beef Shorthorn bull Loch Awe Lucky Jim which is jointly owned by John Doughty and ten-year-old Harry Horrell. Harry unfortunately missed his first championship win because he was at school.
Interbreed W J and M Mashs Limousin cow, Himalaya; res, A R Clementss Charolais cow, Warminglid Joyce.
Aberdeen Angus Mrs P A Hollidays heifer, Dacre Eulovable.
Lincoln Red HM Prison Lindholmes cow Brandon Odelia; res, Mr and Mrs D Newtons bull, Cowbridge Superking.
Longhorn Mr and Mrs J W Stanleys bull, Huntsham Cardinal; res, D and A Blockleys cow, Twyford Sylvia.
Charolais A R Clementss cow, Warminglid Joyce; res, A R Clementss bull, Drumbone Mar.
Simmental A R Clementss heifer, Darnhams Gem; res, M Brears heifer, Greenside Gretal Whisper.
Limousin W J and M Mashs cow, Himalaya; res, W J and M Mashs bull, Ronick Matador.
Blonde DAquitaine Hackleton Farms cow, Hackleton Lucky; res, B Allsops bull, Avonparks Milkybar.
Belgian Blue Mr and Mrs T J and E A Richardson s heifer, Sunny Side Olive; res, Stennett and Belfields heifer, Grovehouse Our Daisy.
DAIRY CATTLE/DUAL PURPOSE
Dual Purpose J Doughty and * Horrells Beef Shorthorn bull, Loch Awe Lucky Jim; res, Rigel Pedigrees Saler heifer, Rigel Helena.
Dairy interbreed G * Bevins Holstein Friesian cow, Emka CC Ricki 3; res, Ravenfield Jerseys cow, Ravenfield Dannys Martha.
Dairy Shorthorn J C Haywards heifer, Hooton Fairy Duchess 22; res, Mr and Mrs S R and * M Collinss cow, Churchroyd Heather 10.
Holstein Friesian G * Bevins cow Emka CC Ricki 3; res; G * Harrison and Sons cow Bassingthorpe Char Desdemona 66.
Jersey Ravenfield Jerseyss cow, Ravenfield Dannys Martha; res, Pavenham Jerseys heifer, Pavenham Iben 3.
Interbreed R W and G Hudsons Texel yearling ewe; res, T and L C Newboults Lincoln Longwool ram.
Suffolk D and J Inmans ewe lambs; res, T C and C A Hardings ram.
Hampshire Down Mr and Mrs D C Ritchies yearling ewe; res, C Horrells ram lamb.
Texel R W and G Hudsons yearling ewe; res, R W and G Hudsons ram.
Charollais J P Daviess yearling ewe; res, Mr and Mrs D C and J Greens ram.
Lincoln Longwool T and L C Newboults ram; res, T and L C Newboults yearling ewe.
Interbreed A Gregorys Large White boar, Poplarburn Royal Turk 55; res, P and M Reeders Welsh boar, Lopham James 6.
Pig of the year (qualifier) A Gregorys Polarburn Royal Turk 55; res, P and M Reeders Welsh gilt, Lopham Dainty Girl 51. *