Firstly, I would like to thank the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society for asking me to judge. It was a great honour to be invited to judge the Welsh National Show of Simmentals. Senior Bull class – Shiloh Farm Forever Royal, stood alone, shown in his working clothes but moving freely around the ring. The January Bull class was won by Cwarre Jester 18, a well fleshed bull that moved well. He excelled through the rib and loin and will be an asset to any herd. He went on to stand Male Champion. The April Class had 2 bulls forward. I placed Alreb Jonesy over Hirwaun Jimmy Mac. Jonesey stood a slightly smaller bull to Jimmy Mac but Jonesey was better through the rear quarter being longer from hip to pin, fuller and deeper through the second thigh, he also moved better. The second placed bull Hirwaun Jimmy Mac will make a big long bull and needs time to fill into his frame. Difficult to judge these two as two totally different bulls but on the day Alreb Jonesey was the more complete bull he went on to be Reserve Male Champion. The Bull Calf Class – Gwili Jack 18 stood alone but a worthy winner. Well fleshed with plenty of potential for the future. Senior Cow was won by Kilbride Farm Eunice 153rd. A big well fleshed cow who edged Welston King Clara into second place. The 2yr old Heifer class had two forward with very little to separate them. The nod went to Crugmelyn Icing Sugar over Crugmelyn Indigo. Just 2yr old this darker coloured heifer had exceptional ring presence. She was well balanced, covering a lot of ground when standing. Good in the shoulder. A well sprung rib and good through the loin. Icing Sugar going on to be Female Champion, one for the future. The Heifer Class born after September 17 was won by Cwarre Rosie’s Ilex a good well-balanced heifer who exhibited a lovely breed type and should mature well. The Yearling class was won by Cwarre Dora’s Jigsaw a stylish heifer who caught the eye with her presence. A strong heifer who went on to stand Reserve Female Champion. The April class was won by Crugmelyn Jelly Baby and the Calf class was won by Cwarre Rosie’s Jasmin. Sadly, the entry lacked significant numbers, but the animals forward were all excellent examples of the breed. The Male Champion Cwarre Jester 18 a stylish well-muscled bull stood over the Female Champion Crugmelyn Icing Sugar to take the Championship. I would like to thank all exhibitors for bringing their animals forward. Well done everyone.
It was a great honour to be invited to judge the Welsh National Show in Pembrokeshire and I would like to thank the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society for giving me this opportunity. I would firstly like to thank all the exhibitors who had worked extremely hard to get their stock looking tremendous and presenting me with some difficult decisions to make. Everyone made me very welcome and the stewards helped to make the day run smoothly, a most enjoyable day. My first class was the young April bulls and I was immediately impressed by my first placed bull Cwarre Idaho – a well fleshed bull with lots of style. In second place was a bull with potential for the future, Crugmelyn Idwal. Third place was a strong bull Crugmelyn Ilky Bar Kid and fourth was a young bull, Cwarre Iowa, with exceptional length and one to watch for the future. The second class was young bull born after 1st September 2017 and although there was only one in the class, Gwili Idwal was a sweet calf with a tremendous back end, full of muscle. The senior cow class had only one entry, a 7 year-old cow, Cefngwlad Cleopatra, who was working hard and doing her calf well. The junior heifer class was won by Cwarre Rosie’s Hyacinth, a well-balanced calf that walked well and just beaten into second place was Sterling Ellie’s Heidi, a tall calf in natural condition. The January class was won by Deerhurst Impulse, a very correct heifer which exhibited great presence in the ring. She went on to be Junior & Female Champion. Second was Mainview Jezabel, a big strong heifer but just not as neat as the first. Third was Dyfed Foxy Lady 2nd who just lacked condition on the day. The April class was won by Crugmelyn Icing Sugar, a super heifer with lots of potential, second from the same exhibitor was Crugmelyn Icecream, a long heifer that did just not quite have the style of the winner. born on or after 01.09.17 at the Welsh National Show The calf class was won by Cwarre Rosie’s Ilex, a very sweet young heifer who exhibited herself well on parade. Second was a very young calf, Cefngwlad Jennie which just lacked the power of my winner. My Champion was the very stylish bull Cwarre Idaho and my Reserve Champion was the sweet heifer Deerhurst Impulse.
DATE: 14th August to 16th August 2018
JUDGE: Mr C Martindale
CLASS & POSITION
NAME OF ANIMAL
Junior Male Champion, Male Champion, Overall Champion & Best Animal bred by Exhibitor