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Welsh National Show at Pembroke County Show. 13th-15th August 2019 – Judge, Mr J W May
Firstly, I would like to thank the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society for asking me to judge. It was a great honour to be invited to judge the Welsh National Show of Simmentals.
Senior Bull class – Shiloh Farm Forever Royal, stood alone, shown in his working clothes but moving freely around the ring. The January Bull class was won by Cwarre Jester 18, a well fleshed bull that moved well. He excelled through the rib and loin and will be an asset to any herd. He went on to stand Male Champion. The April Class had 2 bulls forward. I placed Alreb Jonesy over Hirwaun Jimmy Mac. Jonesey stood a slightly smaller bull to Jimmy Mac but Jonesey was better through the rear quarter being longer from hip to pin, fuller and deeper through the second thigh, he also moved better. The second placed bull Hirwaun Jimmy Mac will make a big long bull and needs time to fill into his frame. Difficult to judge these two as two totally different bulls but on the day Alreb Jonesey was the more complete bull he went on to be Reserve Male Champion. The Bull Calf Class – Gwili Jack 18 stood alone but a worthy winner. Well fleshed with plenty of potential for the future.
Senior Cow was won by Kilbride Farm Eunice 153rd. A big well fleshed cow who edged Welston King Clara into second place. The 2yr old Heifer class had two forward with very little to separate them. The nod went to Crugmelyn Icing Sugar over Crugmelyn Indigo. Just 2yr old this darker coloured heifer had exceptional ring presence. She was well balanced, covering a lot of ground when standing. Good in the shoulder. A well sprung rib and good through the loin. Icing Sugar going on to be Female Champion, one for the future. The Heifer Class born after September 17 was won by Cwarre Rosie’s Ilex a good well-balanced heifer who exhibited a lovely breed type and should mature well. The Yearling class was won by Cwarre Dora’s Jigsaw a stylish heifer who caught the eye with her presence. A strong heifer who went on to stand Reserve Female Champion. The April class was won by Crugmelyn Jelly Baby and the Calf class was won by Cwarre Rosie’s Jasmin.
Sadly, the entry lacked significant numbers, but the animals forward were all excellent examples of the breed. The Male Champion Cwarre Jester 18 a stylish well-muscled bull stood over the Female Champion Crugmelyn Icing Sugar to take the Championship.
I would like to thank all exhibitors for bringing their animals forward. Well done everyone.
DATE: 13th August to 15th August 2019
|JUDGE: Mr J W May|
|CLASS & POSITION||NAME OF ANIMAL||SIRE||DAM||EXHIBITOR|
|Male Champion and Overall Breed Champion||CWARRE JESTER 18||DENIZES EXCLUSIVE 13||CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY||RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|Female Champion and Reserve Overall Breed Champion||CRUGMELYN ICING SUGAR||CRUGMELYN ELVIS 13||CRUGMELYN BOUNTY||G & E LLOYD|
|Reserve Junior bull, reserve male champion||HIRWAUN JIMMY-MAC 18||PENWERN AMBER 09||DEERHURST DARLING||MR A DAVIES|
|Reserve Female and junior heifer champion||CWARRE DORA’S JIGSAW||AUROCH ACE||KILBRIDE FARM DORA67E||RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|Reserve Junior female||CWARRE ROSIE’S ILEX||DELFUR DECIDER 12||DENIZES ROSIE’S CADETTE||RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|Bull born on or before 31.12.17||1. SHILOH-FARM FOREVER ROYAL||KILBRIDE FARM BANTRY 10||SHILOH C ROYAL BABE (ET)||MR A G DAVIES|
|Bull born on or between 01.01.18 and 31.03.18||1. CWARRE JESTER 18||DENIZES EXCLUSIVE 13||CWARRE CINDERELLA’S FIREFLY||RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|Bull born on or after 01.04.18||1. HIRWAUN JIMMY-MAC 18||PENWERN AMBER 09||DEERHURST DARLING||MR A DAVIES|
|2. ALREB JONESY 18||PENWERN AMBER 09||DEERHURST BRONTE||MR ALED EVANS|
|Bull calf born on or after 01.09.18||1. GWILI JACK 18||AUCHORACHAN WIZARD||FOLE NUTWOOD VICTORIA 43||MR M K BEYNON|
|Cow any age, in-calf or with a calf at foot||1. KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 153D||KILBRIDE FARM WARREN||KILBRIDE FARM EUNICE 79W||RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|2. WELSTON KING CLARA||BROOKWOOD ALLA KING||BRIDGEMOUNT CLARA||MR A G DAVIES|
|Heifer born on or between 01.01.17 and 31.08.17||1. CRUGMELYN ICING SUGAR||CRUGMELYN ELVIS 13||CRUGMELYN BOUNTY||G & E LLOYD|
|2. CRUGMELYN INDIGO||CRUGMELYN ELVIS 13||SWALLOWHILL CALICO||G & E LLOYD|
|Heifer born on or between 01.09.17 and 31.12.17||1. CWARRE ROSIE’S ILEX||DELFUR DECIDER 12||DENIZES ROSIE’S CADETTE||RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|Heifer born on or between 01.01.18 and 31.03.18||1. CWARRE DORA’S JIGSAW||AUROCH ACE||KILBRIDE FARM DORA67E||RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|Heifer born on or after 01.04.18||1. CRUGMELYN JELLY BABY||CRUGMELYN ELVIS 13||CRUGMELYN CARAMAC||G & E LLOYD|
|Heifer calf born on or after 01.09.18||1. CWARRE ROSIE’S JAZMIN||CLONAGH FROSTY KING (ET)||DENIZES ROSIE’S CADETTE||RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|Pair of animals, male, female or mixed from same exhibitor||1. RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|Pair of heifers, owned by same exhibitor, born on or after 01.09.16||1. G & E LLOYD|
|2. RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|
|Group of three animals, property of the same exhibitor||1. RICHARD JAMES CUMMING|