Ruby Red takes Devon Show beef title

The Ruby Red Devon champion from the breed’s national show here at Devon County Show has taken the interbreed beef championship under judge Angus Stovold.

This was Yeomandan Ferdinand, a four year old bull from the Benneworth family’s 25 cow herd. Sired by Glebe Universe 3 and out of Glebe Flirt 2, this one was repeating his breed and interbreed wins of last year here at Devon. He also picked up a rack of other awards last year, including interbreed champion at Bath and West and reserve interbreed at Royal Cornwall.Devon Show 2011 Beef Champ 240.jpgTaking the reserve overall was the Charolais champion Balbithan Enya from Andrew White and brought out by Jane Hoare. This one is by Trophee and out of Balbithan Anya. This two-year old heifer is in-calf to Chunnel Dougie and is one of 30 cows run in the Balbithan herd.Devon Show 2011 Beef Res 94.jpgReserve champion native was the Hereford champion Eldersfield 1 Roma, a September 2009-born heifer from Marsh Court Farm, while the reserve Continental was the Simmental leader Penny Lally’s bull Chyanhal Amos.

Full beef results

Interbreed A and J Bennworth’s Devon bull Yeomadon Ferdinand; res, A White’s Charolais heifer Balbithan Enya

Aberdeen-Angus E A and M C Jones and D and K Russell’s heifer Rull Pam J101; res, G Bersey’s bull Lynher Valley

Beef Shorthorn T C and A J Ruby’s bull Llanarth Dafydd; res, T C and A J Ruby’s bull Ashwater Diesel.

Blonde P J Holman and P M Williams’ heifer Cosdon Empress; res, J Harvey’s cow Bovey Biscuit

British Blue J N and L P Dunn’s bull Drift Domino; res, N Jenkinson’s cow Springfield Crystal.

Charolais A White’s heifer Balbithan Enya; res, R S Hopper’s bull Burradon Talisman

Limousin C Williams’ bull Wilodge Fastrac; res, D K Wheeler’s cow Brickhill Carol

Simmental P Lally’s bull Chyanhal Amos; res, J and V Hall’s cow Chegwidden Tilly

Devon A and J Benneworth’s bull Yeomadon Ferdinand; res,M and D Cowell’s cow Barton Camelia 206

Dexter W G Attwell and T and S Rendall’s bull Withybrook Commander; res, Park Family’s cow Charlmoor Guinevere

Hereford Marsh Court Farm’s heifer Eldersfield 1 Roma; res, Marsh Court Farm’s heifer Eldersfield 1 Laurel

South Devon W H D Scott’s bull Grove Wellington 56; res, R K Rundle’s heifer Kestle Dorothy 161

AOB Beef D J Ashton’s Longhorn bull Ashton Jethro; res. M J Light’s North Rew Tourmalaine