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Great Yorkshire – English National Show 10th July to 12th July 2018 – Judge, Mr M Barlow
Sincere thanks to the Great Yorkshire show and the British Simmental Cattle Society for the invitation to judge the 2018 English National Show.
I would like to thank all the stockmen and stockwomen who put forward a tremendous show of Simmental cattle for me to judge.
The first junior heifer class was won by Chestermann Empire Stella, a very smart growthy heifer. Showing plenty of style, this is a difficult class to get a heifer ready for, very easy to overdo and basically almost killing them with kindness.
The second junior heifer class was won by Heathbrow Girlie’s Ivy, a very impressive heifer with plenty of ring presence, she moved well and was an easy winner.
My next class was won by a super heifer, I’m sure we will see a lot more of – Sterling Fcuk impuls, this heifer went on to be my Reserve Female Champion.
The next class was the Senior Heifer Class born April onwards. This was a difficult class to judge as it was just personal preference, as the top three heifers in this class was very different and could have been place differently with the judges. The class winner was Popes Princess Hettie, she had the most ring presence with a great body and natural width.
Next was a much improved class won by Popes Rhona who went on to be my Overall Champion, this was the strongest class of the day, the first place heifer was eye catching and stylish, I have to say she concerned me that she was over fat on her tail head, however after examining her I decided this felt more like she had banged herself. Because this was the strongest class, I need to mention the second-place heifer, this was Midhope Heavenly Light a big heifer, possibly the best bodied heifer, very good over her plates, however possibly due to an injury, her movement on the day was wrong which stopped her going any further.
This class led an easy winner, in Kennox Diva’s Gena, making a super job of her calf, this is what it’s all about. A very well made cow that just needed to be a bit bigger.
Her bull calf went on to win the best calf and I’m sure we will see him in the future.
Next class I couldn’t get wrong, was won by Woodhall Erica, a very correct cow, just lacked the style and presence to have pushed the champion aside.
Senior cow class was won by Sterling Petra’s Cairo, the biggest animal on parade, she was up there to win overall when standing, but with locomotion very important this was as far as she could go.
First of the bulls was won by Skerrington Iceman, he was an easy winner, very modern with natural width and a great top.
Next class was won by Williams I of the Tiger, a very stylish, clear bodied bull, lacked power to go further.
The intermediate bull class was won by Camus Harold
The senior bull class only had the one entry and was won by Curaheen Drifter, this bull carried his width all the way to his tail, he would later stand Reserve Breed Champion. I had seen the bull earlier in the year and actually thought he had improved as the show season had gone on.
Many thanks for affording me the honour of judging this show.
|DATE: 10th July to 12th July 2018||JUDGE: Mr M Barlow|
|CLASS & POSITION||NAME OF ANIMAL||SIRE||DAM||EXHIBITOR|
|Female Champion & Supreme Champion||POPES RHONA||KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11||SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|Male Champion & Reserve Supreme Champion||CURAHEEN DRIFTER||CURAHEEN WARRIOR (ET)||CURAHEEN VIA||RICHARD MCCULLOCH|
|Junior Champion & Reserve Female Champion||STERLING FCUK IMPULS||STERLING GINO 15||STERLING CANDY’S F.C.U.K||MR J MCMILLAN|
|Reserve Male Champion||SKERRINGTON ICEMAN 17||SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9||SKERRINGTON RHONA 32ND||JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE|
|Reserve Junior Champion||HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S IVY||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S FREESIA||D A & L A SAPSED|
|Heifer, born on or after 01.04.17||1. CHESTERMANN EMPIRE STELLA||STERLING EMPIRE 13||CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER STELLA||MESSRS N & N GWYNNE|
|2. PENTON INDIGO||KILBRIDE FARM BALLINTOY 10||ATLOW BREEZE||MR R L PENNINGTON|
|3. POPES PRINCESS IMMIE||KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11||POPES PRINCESS CLEO||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|Heifer, born on or between 01.01.17 and 31.03.17 – Class 82A||1. HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S IVY||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S FREESIA||D A & L A SAPSED|
|2. NEWBIEMAINS IMPRESSIVE||WOODHALL FANTASTIC 14||NEWBIEMAINS EMPRESS||JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE|
|3. STORERSMITH IRIDESSA||DERRYCALLAGHAN ERNEST 13||STORERSMITH ECHO||R & L STORER SMITH|
|Heifer, born on or between 01.01.17 and 31.03.17 – Class 82B||1. STERLING FCUK IMPULS||STERLING GINO 15||STERLING CANDY’S F.C.U.K||MR J MCMILLAN|
|2. KEY PRINCESS BANGLE 3RD||THURSFORD FANTASTIC 14||KEY PRINCESS BANGLE 2ND||M/S G D KEY & SONS|
|3. POPES NELLYS ILIA||SWINGLETREE EMPOROR 13||POPES NELLYS DAZZLER||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|Heifer, born on or between 01.04.16 and 31.07.16||1. POPES PRINCESS HETTIE||KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11||POPES PRINCESS CLEO||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|2. CURAHEEN HENRIETTA||TISET DARWIN||CURAHEEN BEAUTY||RICHARD MCCULLOCH|
|3. BLAKEWELL WALLFLOWERS HYACYNTH||BLAKEWELL WARRIOR||BLAKEWELL PRIMROSES WALLFLOWER||I & M STEELE|
|Heifer, born on or between 01.01.16 and 31.03.16||1. POPES RHONA||KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11||SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|2. MIDHOPE HEAVENLY LIGHT||DELFUR CHAS 11||MIDHOPE BRIGHT LIGHT||MR W J HOLLINGSWORTH|
|3. MOUNT HEIDI||DELFUR DECIDER 12||MOUNT CAROL||MR D DONNELLY|
|Cow or Heifer, born in 2015, in milk with calf at foot or certified in calf and due to calve before 3 years of age||1. KENNOX DIVA’S GENA||AUCHORACHAN WIZARD||KENNOX TARA’S DIVA||MR D DONNELLY|
|2. HEATHBROW GYPSY ROSE||DIRNANEAN WELCOME 1||DARSHAM SMASH HIT||D A & L A SAPSED|
|3. OVERHILL HOUSE GIGGLE||CURAHEEN DRIFTER||WOODHALL EFFIE||RICHARD MCCULLOCH|
|Cow, born in 2013 or 2014, in milk with calf at foot or certified in calf at the time of the Show||1. WOODHALL ERICA||RACEVIEW ALL-STAR KK||WOODHALL APRICOT 9||RICHARD MCCULLOCH|
|Cow, born before 01.01.13, in milk or certified in calf at the time of the Show||1. STERLING PETRA’S CAIRO||DOVEFIELDS GALLANT||STERLING DOLORES PETRA||MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|2. FIRCOVERT CECILIA||HOCKENHULL RED RUM||HORSFORDMANOR WONDER||MR P GUNTHER|
|3. NEWBIEMAINS DESIGNER WAG||BLACKFORD ALBATROSS 09||NEWBIEMAINS WAG||JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE|
|Bull, born on or after 01.04.17||1. SKERRINGTON ICEMAN 17||SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9||SKERRINGTON RHONA 32ND||JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE|
|2. HEATHBROW IMPORTANT 17||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW SARAH’S ELEGANCE||D A & L A SAPSED|
|3. WILLIAMS INVINCIBLE 17||CLONAGH DIEHARD GALLANT||STARLINE LORETTE 24TH||MRS H CLARKE|
|Bull, born on or between 01.01.17 and 31.03.17||1. WILLIAMS I OF THE TIGER 17||CLONAGH TIGER GALLANT||WILLIAMS TINKERBELLE’S EILEEN||MRS H CLARKE|
|2. CHESTERMANN IFAN 17||STERLING EMPIRE 13||CHESTERMANN RINGLEADER LULU 2||MESSRS N & N GWYNNE|
|3. ATLOW INCE 17||RANFURLY FORMULA 1 F7 14||ATLOW BOADICEA||MR R L PENNINGTON|
|Bull, born in 2016||1. CAMUS HAROLD 16||KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY||CAMUS EASTER||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|2. FIRCOVERT HORATIO 16||FIRCOVERT CHESTER 11||FIRCOVERT CECILIA||MR P GUNTHER|
|Bull, born on or before 31.12.15||1. CURAHEEN DRIFTER||CURAHEEN WARRIOR (ET)||CURAHEEN VIA||RICHARD MCCULLOCH|
|Pair of Animals||1. M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|2. D A & L A SAPSED|
|3. MR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE|
|Group of Four||1. RICHARD MCCULLOCH|
|2. M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|3. D A & L A SAPSED|
|Interbreed – Reserve Beef Group||CAMUS HAROLD 16||KILBRIDE FARM NEWRY||CAMUS EASTER||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|POPES RHONA||KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11||SKERRINGTON RHONA 21ST||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|KENNOX DIVA’S GENA||AUCHORACHAN WIZARD||KENNOX TARA’S DIVA||MR D DONNELLY|
|POPES PRINCESS HETTIE||KILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11||POPES PRINCESS CLEO||M/S J H & V G WOOD|
|Interbreed – Junior Beef Group||6. SKERRINGTON ICEMAN 17||SOWENNA ARISTROCRAT 09 9||SKERRINGTON RHONA 32ND||JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE|
|6. STERLING FCUK IMPULS||STERLING GINO 15||STERLING CANDY’S F.C.U.K||MR J MCMILLAN|
|6. HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S IVY||HEATHBROW GRAND SLAM 15||HEATHBROW GIRLIE’S FREESIA||D A & L A SAPSED|
|6. NEWBIEMAINS IMPRESSIVE||WOODHALL FANTASTIC 14||NEWBIEMAINS EMPRESS||JIM & PATRICIA GOLDIE|