by | Aug 21, 2023

It’s the turn of the bulls now and in the second of our ‘big Championship reveals’, it’s a huge congratulations to WH Robson & Sons, Ballyclare, Co Antrim, who have won the 2023 Simmental Virtual Show Male Championship with Kilbride Farm Jetstream 18 (P)!!

2018 born, Jetstream is by the homozygous polled bull Sneumgaard Imperator (PP), and is out of Kilbride Farm Dora 70F from one of the herd’s noted cow families. Kilbride Farm Jetstream won the fifth class of this year’s show and which comprised of a high quality entry of 26 Senior Simmental Bulls and was judged by Alan Wilson of the Bannhill herd, Dorans Hill, Newry. Moving into the Championships, Kilbride Farm Jetstream went up against the October 20022 born stablemate Kilbride Farm Norton (P), and the April 2022 born Auchorachan Neptune from D&R Durno, Auchorachan, Glenlivet, Ballindalloch the winners of class one, and class three respectively.

Casting his eye over the class winners and awarding the Male Championship was the judge and BSCS Chairman of Shows & Sales North, Stewart Stronach of the Islavale herd, Berryleys Farm, Keith. Commenting on his Champion Stewart Stronach said: “After a lot of deliberation I’ve chosen Kilbride Farm Jetstream. Again, it was a very high standard and your opinions might be different if you’re judging in the flesh. However from the pictures I felt that Jetstream was a bull showing plenty of length, had good muscle, was correct and square over the plates, and had a lot of breed character.

The two other class winners in the Championship were also terrific bulls, and are further great examples of what the modern Simmental is all about and looks like.”

Of the male classes, that featured 155 bulls across three classes, and the Virtual Show generally Stewart Stronach went on to say: The 2023 Simmental Virtual Show has been another tremendous success with an amazing amount of entries from around the country and featuring a lot of top quality Simmental cattle. It’s a big well done to all of the winners and to everyone who entered, the show continues to be a terrific event to promote and advertise our great Simmental breed.”