by | Aug 26, 2022

Supreme Champion & Female Champion Killiworgie Mirandas Lotti

After seven weeks, six main classes and the Female and Male Championships, we have reached the pinnacle of this years British Simmental Virtual show.

Now in its third year, the competition was launched in 2020 to bring ‘some fun and competition’ for members, who were missing the summer show season during the Covid pandemic. Due to the popularity of the competition in its inaugural year and in 2021, the Society decided to run the competition again for 2022 and we have been delighted by the support that it has received. With a reduced format of just three male and three female classes, we have received a fantastic 286 entries.

Rising to the top, this year’s Supreme champion is the January 2020 born heifer Killiworgie Mirandas Lotti from Steve & Gill Gummow, Higher Killiworgie Farm, Newquay, Cornwall, who beat out 70 other heifers to win her class and 184 other females to collect the Female championship accolade which was awarded earlier this week.

Sired by the 2017 English National Show Reserve Champion Lynfield Hamish 16, Killiworgie Mirandas Lotti is out of Boars Head Miranda EX90, bred by Mr RJ Grenham, who goes back to the Irish-bred AI bull Seaview Prince Charming.

The Supreme Championship judge was David Sapsed of the esteemed Heathbrow Simmental herd, Codicote, Hertfordshire, which was established back in 1995. Of the champion Lottie, he commented, “I felt that this heifer was a well-balanced beast, very feminine looking and stylish, with a superb top line, width and length and excellent legs and feet. The aforementioned reasons are why I have decided to make her my Supreme champion. Given good luck she should grow into a wonderful breeding cow.

Having said all of that, I should take nothing away from my reserve Champion, the Male Champion Auchorachan Malt who I particularly like as he is tall, upstanding and stylish with good legs and feet, a great body with an excellent head, neck and shoulders. He also should have a bright future in front of him.

Reserve Supreme Champion & Male Champion Auchorachan Malt

Both the male and female champions represented great examples of young Simmental animals but, overall Killiworgie Mirandas Lotti is my pick for the Supreme Champion.

I would like to the thank the Society for asking me to judge the British Simmental 2022 Virtual Show Supreme Championship and to all of the members who took part.”

The Society would like to thank our Supreme Champion judge David Sapsed and all of his fellow judges who kindly gave up their time to select the winners of this year’s show: our Female Champion judge Richard McCulloch; our Male Champion judge Simon Key; and our class judges Gary Christie, Jonny Hazelton, Richard Cumming, Frank Kelly, Gavin Brown and Rob Fitton, who we think you will agree have done an excellent job.

We would also like to extend our thanks to all of our members who supported the competition by submitting entries and to everyone who has joined in the fun on Facebook, from the United Kingdom and across the world.