Beef Expo 2013: Baby Beef Championship

It was ladies day in the baby beef championship, with heifers taking both the championship title and reserve spot.

Leading the way was pure Limousin, Miss Top from TC Edwards and Sons, Pencraig Farw, Denbighshire. She was bred by Bowen and Bowen from Penthryn Farm and was sold to the Edwards at the North Wales Show Potential Sale at Ruthin for £2,000.

The 382kg heifer is out of a pure Limousin and by Liscon Big Show. Luke Bowen said the Bowens had bred all of the three first prize winning beasts in the baby beef championship ring. They keep 150 cows to produce stores, with 20 going for showing every year.

Shown in the ring by Cai Edwards at Beef Expo, Miss Top will be hitting the North Wales show circuit and heading to the Royal Welsh. Gwyn Edwards said he was hopeful if she did well at the welsh Winter Show, she would be sold there. For now, she returns home to the family’s herd of 130 Limousin and British Blue sucklers.

In reserve was Top Notch from Phil and Sharon Sellers, Thorpe Tilney farm, Lincolnshire. This 324kg heifer is out of a British Blue cross cow and by a Limousin Ronick Hawk. Bred by P Jones she was purchased by the Sellers for 2,000gns. She’ll be heading the Countryside Live and will join the winter show circuit.