Livestock 2014 – NEC
We were down at the NEC last week, covering the beef classes, which included the National Charolais Show, judged by Archie MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth; the Aberdeen-Angus Junior Championship Show, judged by Russell Taylor, Carse of Gowrie; and the National British Blue Show.
Champion Charolais was Sportsmans Highness, a two-year-old heifer by Maerdy Express, from Charlie Boden, Stockport. Reserve overall was another female, the in-calf heifer, Balbithan Hersieys, a Chunal Dougie daughter from Andrew and Beth White, Dorset.
Best in the Angus section was Shadwell Evora M618, a rising two-year-old heifer by Netherallan Peter Pershore, from the Shadwell Estate Company. Reserve was the male champion, Aynho Pilgrim M792, an Aynho Echidna son from Alec and Alistair McLaren, Northamptonshire.
The British Blues were won by Kevin Watret’s bull, Solway View Inferno, a Solway View Dynamite son. He stood ahead of Rhys Millichap’s female champion, Rhymil Heidi, a two-year-old Ballygrange Alex daughter.
Below are the main prizewinners from the Charolais, Aberdeen-Angus and British Blue shows. To view a full selection of photographs taken at the event, or to purchase any images, see our Photo Sales section.