Charolais reigns supreme in beef interbreed

Two heifers shone at the 160th Great Yorkshire Show Supreme Beef Championship on Tuesday (10 July), but it was a maiden Charolais heifer that took the crown and dazzled the judges.

Sportsmans Maisie was the pick of “two tremendous heifers” for judge Vicky Smith, Crediton, Devon. After winning the Supreme Championship and Female Championship at the National Charolais Show earlier in the day.

Bred by the Boden and Davies team based near Stockport, Cheshire, and from a 40-head pedigree herd, Maisie was junior female champion at the Royal Welsh last year and returned to Yorkshire to win her class again.

Sportsmans Maisie

Sportsmans Maisie

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Maisie is a Barnsford Ferny daughter going back to the famous 27,000gns 1988-born De Crispgny Debutante and out of Brampton Chopper daughter Sportsmans Abigail.

Grahams Limousin in reserve

Grahams Melody

Grahams Melody

A fine in-calf heifer from the Grahams herd, Stirlingshire, claimed the reserve interbreed title. Grahams Melody is fresh from winning her class at the Royal Highland Show and Stirling Show and is set to head to the Royal Welsh.

She is by the noted Ampertaine Elgin, out of the three time Balmoral winner Milbrook Gingerspice and is full sister to Grahams Michael, who sold at Carlisle in October for 20,000gns and is full sister to Grahams Malibu which sold for 25,000gns last December at the Red Ladies sale.

Currently in-calf to Goldies Jackpot, Melody is an embryo transfer calf from the Graham’s 40-head herd.