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Royal Welsh Show – 23rd to 26th July

by | Jul 12, 2018

Judges Report, Stewart Stronach

Sterling Petra’s Cairo, Best Cow with Calf at Foot, Female Champion, Overall Champion and 1st Place Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born on before 31.12.13

Firstly I would like to thank the RWAS for the kind invitation to judge the Simmental classes at their prestigious event. It was a privilege and honour. The hospitality, friendliness and welcome shown by the show, the Welsh Simmental club and exhibitors was greatly appreciated by myself and Fiona.

In the first class, the senior bulls exhibited three great examples of the Simmental breed. It was a difficult class to judge and I finally placed Blackford Galaxy first, thinking to myself that it was going to take something very special to beat him in the championship. Curaheen Drifter was a close second and Camus Harold third.

There was only one entry in class two, Williams I of the Tiger, a well grown correct bull that received the first prize.

In class three the Williams herd was doing the business again with a real fleshy young bull, Invincible, who was placed first. Following in second place was Storersmith Infared.

As the male championship commenced, Galaxy led the first prize animals into the ring. To me he was the obvious male champion. The reserve went to Curaheen Drifter, the bull that stood second to him in his class.

The first of the female classes, class 4, saw two cows enter the ring both rearing calves. I placed Sterlings Petras Cairo first. As soon as she walked into the ring her power and show presence was impossible to go past. Second was Woodhall Erica owned by Richard McCulloch. A hard working cow with a great udder, making a tremendous job of her heifer calf.

In class 5 first place went to Popes Rhona, a well grown and classy heifer. Second went to Overhill house Hesse, a stylish dark red heifer.

Cwarre Rosies Hyacinth won class 6, a sweet heifer with lots of character, followed closely by Sterlings Ellies Heidi.

Class 7 had six entries. An easy first was Jimmy MacMillans Sterlings FCUK Impulse. Second was Popes Nellys Ilia and a very close third was Storersmith Iredessa.

The female championship went to Sterlings Petras Cairo, with Sterlings FCUK Impulse in reserve.

The Overall championship was a very impressive line-up, with two really good examples of the breed, but on the day the cow, Sterlings Petras Cairo for the Borlaise family shone out as my champion. With Michael Barlows Blackford Galaxy as reserve.

I would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the show and thank everyone who made it a very memorable day.

Blackford Galaxy 15, Male Champion, Reserve Overall Champion and 1st Place Bull, born on or before 31.12.16
DATE: 23rd July to 26th July 2018JUDGE: Mr S Stronach
CLASS & POSITIONNAME OF ANIMALSIREDAMEXHIBITOR
Best Cow with Calf at Foot, Female Champion & Overall ChampionSTERLING PETRA’S CAIRODOVEFIELDS GALLANTSTERLING DOLORES PETRAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
Male Champion & Reserve Overall ChampionBLACKFORD GALAXY 15CURLIEU KNIGHTBLACKFORD AEROMR M A BARLOW
Reserve Male ChampionCURAHEEN DRIFTERCURAHEEN WARRIOR (ET)CURAHEEN VIARICHARD MCCULLOCH
Reserve Female ChampionSTERLING FCUK IMPULSSTERLING GINO 15STERLING CANDY’S F.C.U.KMR J MCMILLAN
Bull, born on or before 31.12.161. BLACKFORD GALAXY 15CURLIEU KNIGHTBLACKFORD AEROMR M A BARLOW
2. CURAHEEN DRIFTERCURAHEEN WARRIOR (ET)CURAHEEN VIARICHARD MCCULLOCH
3. CAMUS HAROLD 16KILBRIDE FARM NEWRYCAMUS EASTERM/S J H & V G WOOD
Bull, born on or between 01.01.17 and 31.03.171. WILLIAMS I OF THE TIGER 17CLONAGH TIGER GALLANTWILLIAMS TINKERBELLE’S EILEENMRS H CLARKE
Bull, born on or after 01.04.171. WILLIAMS INVINCIBLE 17CLONAGH DIEHARD GALLANTSTARLINE LORETTE 24THMRS H CLARKE
2. STORERSMITH INFRARED 17WOODHALL FERRARI 14STORERSMITH DOMINOMR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH
Cow, in calf or with calf at foot, born on or before 31.12.131. STERLING PETRA’S CAIRODOVEFIELDS GALLANTSTERLING DOLORES PETRAMR & MRS P B & J A BORLASE
2. WOODHALL ERICARACEVIEW ALL-STAR KKWOODHALL APRICOT 9RICHARD MCCULLOCH
Heifer, born on or between 01.01.16 and 31.08.161. POPES RHONAKILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11SKERRINGTON RHONA 21STM/S J H & V G WOOD
2. OVERHILL HOUSE HESSECURAHEEN DRIFTERRACEVIEW ALTESSE RAMONA 450RICHARD MCCULLOCH
3. CURAHEEN HENRIETTATISET DARWINCURAHEEN BEAUTYRICHARD MCCULLOCH
Heifer, born on or between 01.09.16 and 31.12.161. CWARRE ROSIE’S HYACINTHDELFUR DECIDER 12DENIZES ROSIE’S CADETTERICHARD JAMES CUMMING
2. STERLING ELLIE’S HEIDISTERLING GINO 15STERLING FIESTA’S ELLIEARWEL DYFED DAVIES
Heifer, born on or after 01.01.171. STERLING FCUK IMPULSSTERLING GINO 15STERLING CANDY’S F.C.U.KMR J MCMILLAN
2. POPES NELLYS ILIASWINGLETREE EMPOROR 13POPES NELLYS DAZZLERM/S J H & V G WOOD
3. STORERSMITH IRIDESSADERRYCALLAGHAN ERNEST 13STORERSMITH ECHOMR & MRS R & L STORER SMITH
Group of Four1. POPES RHONAKILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11SKERRINGTON RHONA 21STM/S J H & V G WOOD
1. POPES NELLYS ILIASWINGLETREE EMPOROR 13POPES NELLYS DAZZLERM/S J H & V G WOOD
1. BANWY INDIGOBANWY E-REX 13BANWY FORGETMENOTMR R E JONES
1. STERLING FCUK IMPULSSTERLING GINO 15STERLING CANDY’S F.C.U.KMR J MCMILLAN
2. WILLIAMS I OF THE TIGER 17CLONAGH TIGER GALLANTWILLIAMS TINKERBELLE’S EILEENMRS H CLARKE
2. WILLIAMS INVINCIBLE 17CLONAGH DIEHARD GALLANTSTARLINE LORETTE 24THMRS H CLARKE
2. OVERHILL HOUSE HESSECURAHEEN DRIFTERRACEVIEW ALTESSE RAMONA 450RICHARD MCCULLOCH
2. CWARRE ROSIE’S HYACINTHDELFUR DECIDER 12DENIZES ROSIE’S CADETTERICHARD JAMES CUMMING
Best Pair1. CURAHEEN DRIFTERCURAHEEN WARRIOR (ET)CURAHEEN VIARICHARD MCCULLOCH
1. WOODHALL ERICARACEVIEW ALL-STAR KKWOODHALL APRICOT 9RICHARD MCCULLOCH
2. POPES RHONAKILBRIDE FARM COMBER 11SKERRINGTON RHONA 21STM/S J H & V G WOOD
2. POPES NELLYS ILIASWINGLETREE EMPOROR 13POPES NELLYS DAZZLERM/S J H & V G WOOD