BARLOWS AIM TO BREED THE BEST SIMMENTALS

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In the run up to the February 2024 Stirling Simmental Bull Sale please see here a feature on the Denizes Herd of Michael & John Barlow, Nr Leyland, Lancashire who have a team of five bulls entered. The feature was first published in the Scottish Farmer and is...

CENTRE WEST CLUB REPORT

CENTRE WEST CLUB REPORT

It has been a variable and challenging year for all our members, and we have seen a change round on the committee. Mark Sallis and David Savins stepped down from their roles as Chairman and Vice Chairman, which has been taken on by Josh Evans and me. We have...

EAST ANGLIAN CLUB REPORT

EAST ANGLIAN CLUB REPORT

It’s great to report that 2023 was a busy and successful year for the East Anglian Simmental group. With member numbers continuing to increase, and being at a record high, it is definitely a club that is thriving. With a great mix of youth and experience hopefully...

MELODY HITS THE TOP NOTE AT THE ROYAL WELSH SHOW

by | Jun 18, 2022

Supreme & Female Champion – Gwili Melody 2

The Simmental judging has taken place at Builth Wells this morning and our Judge and Society treasurer Chris Martindale of the Forsdale Simmenal herd has chosen his winners.

Judge Chris Martindale

Our Royal Welsh show supreme and female champion is the February 2021-born Gwili Melody 2. Exhibited by Callum Croft, Pontarddulais, Swansea and bred by Mr M K Beynon, Pontarddulais, Swansea, she is sired by the Irish bred Coose Jericho and bred out of Gwili Emma.

Reserve Supreme & Reserve Female Champion – Hirwuan Lemon & Lime

The reserve supreme and reserve female champion is Mr A Davies’ Hirwaun Lemon & Lime from Cardigan, Ceredigion. This August 2020-born heifer is out of the Irish-born Mainview Jezabel, and sired by the AI bull Team Celtic 11, who has bred almost 350 sons and daughters into the National herd.

Male Champion – Bannhill Farm Lord

The male champion is Bannhill Farm Lord, a February 2020-born bull sired by Saltire Impressive 17 and bred out of Ballinalare Farm Fuscia. Exhibited by Mr and Mrs M O and L D Jones, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire, he was bred by Alan Wilson, Rathfriland, Co Down.

Reserve Male Champion – Penwern Merlin

Mr & Mrs Jones, had an exceptional day, also being awarded the reserve male championship for their bull Penwern Merlin, a 15-month-old son of the 15,000gns Cairnview Snazzy and Deerhurst Helen 16, who was bred by Mr R W Jenkins, Newcastle Emlyn, Ceredigion.

Class 491 – Bull, born on or before 31 December 2020
1 – M.O. & L.D. Jones – Bannhill Farm Lord 20. S. Saltire Impressive 17

Class 493 – Bull, born on or after 01 Apr 2021
1 – M.O. & L.D. Jones – Penwern Merlin 21. S. Cairnview Snazzy

Class 496 – Cow, in calf or with calf at foot born on or before 31 Dec 2017
1 – M.O. & L.D. Jones – Dyfed Foxy Lady 2nd – S. Oakdale Elijah 13 & her calf at foot Dyfed Noblett 22 – S. Ballinalare Farm Galaxy 15

Class 500 – Heifer, born on or between 01 Jan 2020 and 31 Aug 2020
1 – Mr Aled Davies – Hirwaun Lemon & Lime – S. Team Celtic 11

Class 502 – Heifer, born on or after 01 Jan 2021
1 – Croft livestock – Gwili Melody 2 – S. Coose Jericho
2 – Mr Huw James – Mwnt Mwynwen – S. Eifed Kruger 19

Supreme & Female Champion
Croft livestock – Gwili Melody 2 – S. Coose Jericho
Reserve Supreme & Reserve Female Champion
Mr Aled Davies – Hirwaun Lemon & Lime – S. Team Celtic 11

Male Champion
M.O. & L.D. Jones – Bannhill Farm Lord 20. S. Saltire Impressive 17
Reserve Male Champion
M.O. & L.D. Jones – Penwern Merlin 21. S. Cairnview Snazzy

Junior Male Champion
M.O. & L.D. Jones – Penwern Merlin 21. S. Cairnview Snazzy

Group of Four – Gwili Melody 2, Mwnt Mwynwen, Penwern Merlin & Hirwaun Lemon & Lime

Best group of four, any sex, not necessarily bred by exhibitor. At least one animal
in the group must be exhibited by an exhibitor living in Wales
Gwili Melody 2, Mwnt Mwynwen, Penwern Merlin & Hirwaun Lemon & Lime

Pair – Penwyn Merlin & Dyfed Foxy Lady with calf Dyfed Noblett

Best pair male or female or mixed, owned but not necessarily bred by the exhibitor.
Penwyn Merlin & Dyfed Foxy Lady with calf Dyfed Noblett