by | Jun 10, 2024

  • Tregnether herd sees clean sweep of major Simmental awards
  • Simmental team of five Takes Reserve Team Interbreed

 Please see here the report from the 2024 Royal Cornwall Show, held on the 6th – 8th June at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge,  supplied by the Cornwall Simmental Club

Five exhibitors presented twenty animals to be judged by the current British Simmental Society President Mr Norman Robson. From Northern Ireland and the renowned Kilbride Farm herd which the Cornwall Simmental members visited during their 2023 September trip. Royal Cornwall Show was Norman and his wife Jill’s first experience of the Duchy.

Stephanie Hooper and David Reeves who run the Tregnether pedigree and commercial herds enjoyed a stellar day with their team of six animals all sired by the home-bred Tregnether Jackpot (Sterling Gino) out of local Liskerret and Treverbyn dams.

Winning all four of the classes they entered beginning with Tregnether Proper Job, born 31st March 2023. Proper Job then went on to stand Male Champion and lifted the Junior Champion and Reserve Supreme awards. While Tregnether Prince, February 2023 was selected as Reserve Male Champion.

Tregnether Proper Job, Male Champion and Reserve Overall Champion

Tregnether Nellie born 15th March 2022, headed the two-year-old heifers before being tapped forward for Female Champion and Overall Supreme. In-calf to Lakeside Warrior she is due in October.

Tregnether Nellie, Female & Supreme Simmental champion

Tregnether Pixie continued the epic day for the young couple by taking the heifer born on or between 1st January and 31st March 2023. Born on the last day of March she stood Reserve Female Champion after lengthy consideration by the judge, and Reserve Junior Champion.

Rounding off the afternoon Tregnether Proper Job and Tregnether Pixie joined forces to head the pairs class.

Friday is inter-breed day. The judge selected Nellie, Proper Job, and Pixie together with Tregnether Peach and Bosahan Paloma to represent the Simmental breed in the team of five. This eye-catching junior team were runners-up to a the powerful Charolais representatives.

Besides their cattle, Steph and David enjoyed success in the sheep section with Reserve Champion commercial and a flurry of rosettes with their pedigree Zwartbles. To complete the show for the family their sons Elliott was awarded a prize in the under four class while seven-year-old Oliver won his section in the sheep young handler classes on Saturday.

The remaining class winners were:

Bull born on or after 1st April 2023
Mr and Mrs J M & AM Grose & Sons – Trewarnevas Poldark 23

Cow born before 1st January 2021, in calf or with a calf at foot.
Mr & Mrs S Gummow – Killiworgie Elderflower’s Ivy

Cow or heifer born in 2021 in milk with calf at foot or certified in-calf and due to calve before three years of age.
Mr & Mrs S Gummow – Killiworgie Ivy’s Maria

Heifer born on or after 1st April 2023
PJ, B & DJ Olds – Bosahan Peony Hello Baby (P)

Full results and more photos to follow.

Live streaming of classes available on Cornwall Simmental Club Facebook page.