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Royal Welsh Show – 22nd to 25th July 2019

by | Jul 12, 2019

Judges Report, David Donnelly

Sacombe Dandelion-Oma, Female and Overall Champion, Reserve Champion of Champions, 1st Place Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born on before 13.12.14

When asked to judge your own breed at a show it is and will always remain an honour and something you never forget.

When that request is to Judge a ROYAL SHOW your hopes and expectations move to another level.

Although honoured and grateful to be asked to Judge the ROYAL WELSH SHOW my hopes of having large numbers of quality cattle paraded with classes being contested by 6 or more in each class, all looking to receive the red card never materialized with only 2 members from Wales (2 animals), 1 member from Scotland (1 animal), 1 member from England (5 animals) attending bringing an overall total of 8 animals to contest all of the classes.

As a society I think the time has arrived when we along with others provide money to members to help cover entry costs/time, especially if we want to be seen promoting our breed at certain large shows to try and halt this downward trend of animals forward.

The Highland/English National clearly don’t need the same kind of input, however clearly the Welsh and possibly Balmoral along with other more local well-known venues could be looked at as requiring special support.

The animals forward were of great credit to their owners who had taken the time and trouble to attend, especially those from England and Scotland as without these numbers we would have been in a terrible position.

It would be wrong of me to start a report without highlighting the outstanding animal on the day from the Borlase family, Sacombe Dandelion-Oma who I placed Female and Overall Champion and who then went on to become the Supreme Interbreed Champion of the ROYAL WELSH SHOW, from such a low number of animals forward the Simmental breed/members had still managed to present/receive the top award and my/our thanks must go to the Borlase family for supporting our breed and hope they continue with Jimmy bringing their cattle out as only he can.

The young bull class had the most entered (4) with the red card going to Sacombe Joker (F) a very nice well-balanced bull closely followed by the two Welsh members entries from the Jones/Davies families.

There was only one animal in the 2017 Heifer Class: –

Overhill House Ice Maiden from the McCulloch family.

There were 2 animals in the 2018 Heifer Class: –

1st Perrywood Jasmine (Miss B Borlase)

2nd Sacombe Jenna-Laube (Mr & Mrs P.B and J.A Borlase)

Initially although disappointed with regards numbers forward, this changed in the afternoon, where we were all excited especially yours truly to see our Champion going on to receive the top Interbreed honours.

Well done and thank you to those of you who attended/paraded animals and provided a welcome for everyone on the members stand.

Sacombe Joker, Male and Reserve Overall Champion, 1st Place Bull, born on or after 01.04.18
DATE: 22nd July to 25th July 2019JUDGE: Mr D Donnelly
CLASS & POSITIONNAME OF ANIMALSIREDAMEXHIBITOR
Overall Breed Champion & Interbreed Beef ChampionSACOMBE DANDELION-OMACLONAGH WORLD CLASSSACOMBE VIVIENNE-OMAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Reserve Overall Champion & Reserve Junior Interbreed Beef ChampionSACOMBE JOKER P 18LANGMOSE LUDVIGSACOMBE FOXY-BOUQUETTEMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Bull born on or after 1st April 2018.1. SACOMBE JOKER P 18LANGMOSE LUDVIGSACOMBE FOXY-BOUQUETTEMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
2. BANWY JACKPOT 18CLONAGH TIGER GALLANTBANWY DIORMR R E JONES
3. HIRWAUN JIMMY-MAC 18PENWERN AMBER 09DEERHURST DARLINGMR A DAVIES
4. SACOMBE JUGGERNAUT 18DERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15SACOMBE DANDELION-OMAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born on or before 31st December 20141. SACOMBE DANDELION-OMACLONAGH WORLD CLASSSACOMBE VIVIENNE-OMAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Heifer, born on or between 1st September 2017 & 31st December 20171. OVERHILL HOUSE ICE MAIDENCURAHEEN DRIFTERRACEVIEW EUREKA VELVET 630RICHARD MCCULLOCH
Heifer born on or after 1st January 20181. PERRYWOOD JASMINEDERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15PERRYWOOD WISPAMISS B A BORLASE
2. SACOMBE JENNA – LAUBEDERRYCALLAGHAN GAMBLER 15SACOMBE WAIKIKI- LAUBEMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Reserve Champion of ChampionsSACOMBE DANDELION-OMACLONAGH WORLD CLASSSACOMBE VIVIENNE-OMAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE