Royal Welsh Show ’15
That’s us finished up at the Royal Welsh Show for another year… again we were down covering various breed societies and private customers. Anyone looking for the official RWAS show images please click here, otherwise as usual our own customers can find their images in our Gallery.
In the beef sections, clinching the overall supreme inter-breed title was the much admired Limousin champion, Frogmore Helen, from Chris White, whilst reserve went to Kevin Ellis’ Welsh Black bull, Graig-Goch-Berwyn 75th.
The ‘Elite’ junior bull championship went to Foxhillfarm Jasper, the Alfords’ overall Royal Highland Show Limousin champion. Standing reserve was Castellmawr Jacpot from A & M Williams (the reserve supreme Charolais champion). In the junior heifer inter-breeds, it was the Aberdeen-Angus Meadowbrook Frances from Mark Haistead which came up trumps in the native section, whilst the Limousin from Messrs Jenkinson, Whinfellpark Jade, picked up the champion rossette in the continental section and went on to take overall inter-breed junior heifer champion.
Winning the FitzHugh beef pairs was the Limousin duo – supreme beef champion Frogmore Helen, and breed male champion Dinmore Immense. It was Limousins again clinching the championship in the very impressive group of five competition, consisting of pairs winners Frogmore Helen & Dinmore Immense, also Dinmore Glorious, Foxhillfarm Justtheone and Foxhillfarm Ivy.
Day three saw Michael, Malanie & Charlotte Alford pick up the exhibitor bred pairs title with their Limousins Foxhillfarm Jasper and Foxhillfarm Ivy, the Aberdeen-Angus pair of heifers from Mark Haistead stood reserve. The Alfords then went on to win the exhibitor bred team of three with Foxhillfarm Jasper, Ivy and Justtheone, whilst George Harvey’s Hereford team from Scotland stood reserve. Moving on to the final day in the beef rings, winning the junior bull interbreed was Foxhillfarm Jasper with the Hereford Nicholashayne 1 Kingkong from Keith Prettejohn and Angela Kerslake standing in reserve. The native breed championship went to the Hereford group, followed on by the Welsh Black team in reserve. Lastly, Phil Brindley picked up the females of the future pairs championship with his British Blue pair, followed on by the Limousins in reserve. Scroll down further for all news from the sheep rings!
All commissioned images can be viewed in our GALLERY, but here are some of the highlights captured in the beef and sheep sections…
In the enormous sheep section, where no less than 50 different breeds were out on show, it was the Texel champion, a one-crop ewe from Procters Farm which picked up the supreme inter-breed title, with John Sinnett’s Suffolk gimmer in reserve.
The sheep pairs championship went to the Ingram family’s Charollais pair, including the Charollais breed champion shearling ram and their 2013 RWS Interbreed Champion ewe. Reserve in the pairs was John Sinnet’s Suffolk duo.
The native upland champion went to the North Country Cheviot from Ifan Hughes, with the Kerryhill champion from Derek Knowles and Daryl Brown in reserve. Standing reserve to the Suffolk in the Native Lowland section was the Hampshire Down from Jennifer Borsey, whilst reserve to the Texel in the continental section was the Berrichon from Gareth and Ifan Thomas.
Finally on day four from the sheep rings, Jennifer Curtis picked up the interbreed group championship with her Charollais and also went on to pick up the interbreed ewe lamb championship over Gwilym Parry’s North Country Cheviot. Lastly, the interbreed ram lamb championship went to E and B Jones’ Hampshire with Andrew Froggatt’s Blue Texel standing reserve.