Bath and West Show: Interbreed titles announced

 In the Dairy Interbreed Championship, Judge Dawn Coryn, Padstow, awarded the main title to R K and S G Miller and Sons’ Holstein, Moorshard Jordan Rosa 77.


B&W 2010 Dairy Champ 78.jpgMs Coryn said Rosa would appeal to both the commercial man and breeders, due to her ‘Excellent dairy character combined with strength.’


This four year old gave 12,000 litres in her first lactation and 16,000 as a second calver. She is currently giving 55 litres a day.


Shown by Brian Miller, Moorshard Farm, Bridgwater, this was the 5th time the family had been awarded Interbreed Champion at the Royal Bath and West. She will be heading to the Honington Show and possibly the Dairy Event, if she is still fresh.


In reserve was the Jersey, Osberton Ludo 13 from Ms Abi Sercombe, Bean Cottage, melton Mowbray. This one is by Rock Ella Remake and out of Osberton Ludo 4. Ms Coryn praised her for her strength of loin and neatness and setting of pins.


Tony and Julie Benneworth, Leworthy Manor, Holsworthy, continued this year’s winning streak by taking home the title of Beef interbreed championship with their Devon bull, Yeomadon Ferdinand.



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Royal Bath and West judge, F J A McGowan had been impressed by the bull’s good stature. This one is by Glebe Universe 3 and out of Glebe Flirt 2 and had recently been awarded Supreme Champion at the Devon Show.


He is the main stock bull to the Benneworth’s herd of 25 sucklers and they have high hopes for his offspring. “He’s got stunning youngsters,” says Mrs Benneworth. “And his yearling heifer won reserve female champion yesterday.”


Reserve Interbreed Champion went to the Charolais, Mortimers Aphrodite from Mortimers Farm, Eastleigh, Hampshire. She is by Mortimers Target and out of Mortimers Mermaid.


Triumphing in the Sheep ring was the Long-Horn Champion a Devon and Cornwall Longwool ram, from J A Darke, Coleridge Farm Cottages, Kingsbridge. This is the senior stock ram on their 60 ewe flock of pedigree Devon and Cornwalls.



B&W 2010 Sheep Champ longwool 210 .jpg This four tooth ram had already won Supreme Wool Sheep and Reserve Interbreed Sheep at the Devon.


Judge Albert Cook said the ram was “a perfect example of the breed – extremely powerful and well balanced with a superb fleece and back quarters.”


Taking reserve interbreed champion was a homebred Rousin shearling ewe from Joanne and Anthony Carter, Millcroft Farm, Dawlish. This one comes from the Carter’s small flock of five ewes and The Royal Bath and West was the shearling’s first outing, with The Royal Cornwall next on the showing agenda.


In the pig ring, the title of Interbreed Champion was awarded to Prestleigh Queen 9, a Large White gilt from Alice Newth, 2 Cummock Terrace, Castle Cary.



B&W 2010 Pig Supreme Champ 201.jpg This one is by Prestleigh Prince 2 and out of Prestleigh Queen 4. This is the second year in a row the Newth family have been awarded the title, following brother, Tom Newth’s success last year with boar, Prestleigh Prince 4.


Her win comes after a number of successes, including Female Champion at the Devon Show. Ms Newth will be taking Prestleigh Queen to a number of shows this season, including The Yorkshire.


Judge Kevin Matthews, said; “This gilt has an excellent top and bottom line and is very free moving.”


Taking reserve was Dukes Duchess, an Oxford Sandy and Black gilt. Bred and shown by Rachel Nicholas, Crown Farm, Monmouth.


Before receiving the coloured breed champion title, Mr Matthews had described Duchess as ‘an ideal example of the breed.’ She is by Longash Jack and out of Longash Duchess 29 and is carrying her second litter.


 Duchess had already won a number of breed championships as a July gilt, including the Mid Devon Show last year and will be making an appearance at The Three Counties Show and Newbury.




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