East of England Smithfield Festival 2012: Supreme beef champion

After much-deliberation which kept the crowdwaiting in great suspense Judge and butcher Mr Maycock, from Derbyshire, tappedout the Bowring family’s Olympic Dream to win the supreme title, securing themtheir first big win to date. 

The May 2011 born female was bred by Dai Brute, fromBrecon, and was purchased by the Bowring family, from Nottinghamshire, at Ruthin show potential salefor £5,000 earlier this year, after claiming the championship title.  

Sired by the pedigree Limousin Bailea Umber she isout of a Limousin cross cow and tipped the scales at 596kg.



In reserve and ending a spectacular showing seasonwas Tecwyn Jones, from Conwy, with his 17-month old heifer Black Beauty,weighing 552kg. The Shire Apollo daughter is out of a British Blue cross damand was bought in a private sale from its breeder John Smith -Jackson, ofNorthumberland.

It is the third championship win for Mr Jones andBeauty this season, having won the supreme accolade at AgriExpo and CountrysideLive.



Mr Maycock said he was looking for an animal withattributes to suit a small, independent retail butchers and “show appeal” andthat his champion animal fitted this bill perfectly.


He said Dream was a “tremendous heifer”, with agood depth and extra length of sirloin than the one in reserve. He added: “Frombehind she looked superb, with a lovely covering of fat.”