East of England Smithfield Festival 2012: Individual championships

Pure bred native championship

The Aberdeen Angus breed reigned supreme in the pure bred native championship withJudge Mr J Maycock, from Derbyshire, awarding the champion rosette to B EWilliams, from Brecon with his Aberdeen Angus heifer Smurf.



In reserve stood Michael Kirby’s homebred AberdeenAngus steer Blackcroft Dizzy Rascal.


Purebred continental and champion pure bred championships

It was doubles in the pure bred continental championship and champion pure bred class, and a day for the ladies, with both toptitles going to K Harryman’s homebred Limousin heifer Keskadale Gamel, from Cumbria. 



While Mr and Mrs M J Alford’s Limousin heiferBishops Goldilocks was awarded the reserve rosettes.


Crossbred native heifer championship

Taking the crossbred native heifer championship was Dermot Small’s Aberdeen Angus crossGuilty for Gucci, from Co Down Northern Ireland.

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In reserve was G and A McFadzean’s homebred AberdeenAngus cross The Black Beaver, from Perth. 


Crossbred native steer championship

The crossbred native steer championshipwas awarded to John Elliot’s Aberdeen Angus cross Bawburn, from Roxburghshire. 


Reserve was another homebred Aberdeen Angus crossexhibited by G and A McFadzean, That’ll Be Right.  

Crossbred continental heifer champion


Judge J Maycock tapped out the Bowring family’sOlympic Dream, from Mansfield, to win the continental championship. Sired by apure bred Limousin Bull she was born in May.


In reserve was Tecwyn Jones, from Conwy, with BlackBeauty. The 17-month old heifer is sired by the Limousin bull Shire Apollo andis out of a British Blue-cross dam. She was bred by John-Smith Jackson fromNorthumberland and was bought for an undisclosed sum by the Jones family. Shewas crowned supreme champion at Countryside Live earlier this year.

Crossbred continental steer champion


Winning the champion rosette for a second time thisseason, after scooping the accolade at the English Winter Fair was Melanie andMichael Alford’s February 2011-born steer No Likey, No Lighty, bred by MessrsPowell from Powys and was bought at Brecon show potential sale for 5,500gnsearlier this season.

The champion beast was awarded reserve atCountryside Live and AgriExpo.


In reserve was T A and L C Lyon and son’sSeptember-2011 born Limousin cross steer Rob Roy, from Lincolnshire. 

Supreme heifer champion

Thesupreme heifer champion has been awarded to the Bowring family’sOlympic Dream, with Tecwyn Jones’ Black Beauty being awarded reserve.

Supremesteer champion


The winners from the continental steer class werecrowned supreme steer champion and reserve.

Taking top honours was Mr and Mrs Alford’s NoLikey, No Lighty, of Devon, while in reserve stood Rob Roy, forward from L Cand T A Lyon and son from Lincolnshire.