Jerseys return in style at East of England

HAVING BEEN missing from the East of England show for some years, Jerseys made a welcome return, as they took top spot in the dairy lines at last weekend’s show.

Even the extreme temperatures didn’t deter Charles Reader and his stunning four year-old cow Barnowl PLS Milly Bouquet from taking the breed championship and overall dairy interbreed title on her first outing this year.


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Back in style….Having missed the East of England Show for several years Jerseys made a welcome return, clinching the interbreed dairy title with this cow Barnowl PLS Milly Bouquet.

Currently giving 28kg, Bouquet is sired by Potterswall Lord Juno and is the first Canadian cross to come out of a pure Island bred cow from Mr Reader’s Barnowl Jersey stud. “She calved last month, but already she has a fat score of 5.3% and protein at 3.9%,” said Mr Reader.

Selecting her on the day was Norfolk-based Nick Dain, who described her as a beautiful, modern milking Jersey with good locomotion and style.

Mr Dain’s reserve choice was the British Friesian from Edgar Burroughs. This powerful third lactation cow is sired by Grove Breadwinner and out of a homebred cow.

In the beef lines, it was turn of a Limousin to dominate the show rings. Stepping up to the challenge of selecting a champion was Richard Bartle of Shifnal, Shrops who found his champion in Doug Mash’s five year-old Limousin cow Reseda, shown by Paul Walker.

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Beefy Beauty….Top spot in the beef lines went to Doug Mash’s imported French Limousin cow Reseda, shown with her heifer calf at foot.

“Having paraded wonderfully with her six month old heifer calf, the French import cow expressed great power, strength and locomotion,” said Mr Bartle. 

Standing a close reserve was Anita Padfield and her eight year-old Belgian Blue cow Tamhorn Oriana and four month old bull calf sired by Visconti.

Further success came for Mrs Padfield in the strong commercial section as her and partner Paul Barwood took the champion ticket with Cougar, a three quarter Limousin steer weighing 525kg.

Cougar was purchased in Carlisle last September and is half brother to Posh Pants who won countless championships for the partnership last year.

In the sheep rings Andrew Pinny’s Texel ram lamb caught the eye of interbreed judge John Brigg. This was a first time win for the February born lamb sired by Muiresk Jack the Lad and out of a homebred ewe.


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Texel Triumph……Leading the way in the sheep lines was Andrew Pinny’s Texel ram lamb by Muiresk Jack the Lad.

Taking reserve spot was Derek and Jean Ritchie’s Hampshire Down ewe lamb. Again first time out on the show circuit, she is buy a home bred ram lamb from the couples 25-ewe flock.

In the strongly contested pig classes Guy Kiddy came out on top with his Large White gilt Withersfield Queen Mary 3. Prepared by the students of Shuttleworth College, this gilt was fresh from a reserve supreme title at Suffolk Show. Judge Alan Rose of Somerset selected the Welsh boar Lopham Victor 21 from Peter Reader as a close reserve.
Interbreed W J and M Mash’s Limousin cow Reseda; res, A Padfield’s Belgian Blue cow Tamhorn Oriana. 
Junior Interbreed Smiths of Bloxam’s Limousin hefier; res W M Manless Belgian Blue bull Wide Waith White Mountain.
Beef Quartet Limousin; res, Belgian Blue. 
Aberdeen Angus D K Jeary’s heifer Briston Echo; res, T Stebbings’ bull Grimston Fen Peter.
Any other breed S Coleman’s Longhorn heifer Chalkney Image; res, Price and Edwards’ Belted Galloway bull Charnwood Harry.
Beef Shorthorn H Horrell’s heifer Pode Hole Joyful Wannabe; res N J and A M Barrett’s bull Uppermill Beggar.
British Blonde R and S Holloway’s heifer Doncombe Ultra; res R and S Holloway’s heifer Eanswyth Violetta.
British Belgian Blue A Padfield’s cow Tamhorn Oriana; res, J and W Laight’s heifer Witham Bank Vixen.
British Charolais A Taylor’s bull Iceman of Bollinger; res, G McDowell’s cow Sunnyside Twylight.
British Simmental D A Sapsed’s cow AWL Starlett; res J R and M A Carter’s cow Darsham Nina.
British White A V Joseph’s bull Tollesbury Nelson; res, Delamore Farms’ cow Gunton Angelica.
Hereford G A Flack’s heifer Salcey 1 Sycamore; res, G A Flack’s Salcey 1 Chieftain.
Highland D O Wain’s heifer Fiach 3 of Wainsmore; res, Price and Edwards bull Crubach of Redrullion.
Limousin W J and M Mash’s cow Reseda; res, M J Brunton’s bull Sheelin Uko.
Red Poll D Blunt’s cow Hinwick Primrose; res, D Blunt’s heifer Abbey Tilia.
South Devon E T Archer’s heifer Bunny Fantasia; res, S Cooke’s heifer Cherry Tree Jessie.
Commercial Barwood and Padfield’s Limousin cross steer Cougar; res, M J Dickens’ Belgian Blue cross heifer My Girl
Interbreed Barnowl Jersey Stud’s Jersey cow in milk Barnowl PLS Milly Bouquet; res, E Burroughs’ Freisian cow in milk Oakalby Bread Winners Ruth.
British Friesian E Burroughs’ cow in milk Oakalby Bread Winners Ruth; res, E Burroughs’ cow in milk Oakalby Lawyer Pixie 9.
Dexter S Hunt’s bull Seamer Supreme Richard; res, R H Dexter’s cow Belvoir Lolli.
Holstein M H Richardson’s cow in milk Gilbrook Storm Martha Red; res J R A Steeples’ heifer in milk Cramar C Cevis Belle.
Jersey Barnowl Jersey Stud’s cow in milk Barnowl PLS Milly Bouqnet; res, Coldeaton Jersey’s cow in milk Silver Pearl Natalie. 

Interbreed A Pinny’s Texel ram lamb; res, D C Ritchie’s Hampshire Down ewe lamb
Any other Continental D and W Livestock’s Beltex shearling ewe; res, J Bury’s Blue du Maine ewe lamb.
Any other Native The Doulton Flock’s Border Leicester ram; res, J Whybrow’s Manx shearling ram.
Charollais A J Coulson’s ewe; res, J Bury’s pair
Crossbred sheep R and P Kitson’s Suffolk x Border Leicester ewe lambs; res, P T Callow’s Suffolk cross shearling ewes
Hampshire Down D C Ritchie’s ewe lamb; res, C Horrell’s ram lamb.
Jacob J C Dixon’s shearling ewe; res, Newtoncroft Farms’ shearling ram.
Kerry Hill S A Hill’s ram; res, S A Hill’s shearling ewe.
Longwool B and J Enderby’s Leicester Longwool ewe; res, S A Blakey’s Wensleydale shearling ram.
Shropshire S Evans’ shearling ram; res, P Newman’s ewe.
Suffolk R J Woolway’s aged ewe; res, M and J Pinny’s ram lamb.
Texel A Pinny’s ram lamb; res, Castle Ashby Farms’ ram lamb.
White Faced Woodland C Steel’s shearling ewe; res C Steel’s ram lamb.

M J Kiddy and Son’s Large White gilt Withersfield Queen Mary 3; res, P and M Reader’s Welsh boar Lopham Victor 21.
White Pig M J Kiddy and Son’s Large White gilt Withersfield Queen Mary 3; res, P and M Reader’s Welsh boar Lopham Victor 21.
Coloured Pig S Samuels’ Saddleback boar Shenlow Dominator 4; res, S Samuels Saddleback sow Chapel Alvis 4.