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Carpenters Curly 20th picks up second Breed Championship of 2024 at Royal Three Counties

Breed Champion Carpenters Curly 20th

Completing a duo of Traditional Hereford Breed Championships by winning the top title at the Royal Three Counties Show on Friday 14 June, 2-year-old in-calf heifer Carpenters Curly 20th from local breeder Mrs H MacLeod, Malvern, adds this prize to the one achieved at the RWAS Smallholding Festival back in May. This heifer is bred from the consistent and prolific Curly female line and sired by the well-known 1975-born bull Free Town Klondyke.

In the male standings it was Albany Obsidian, an August 2022-born bull from F W Cook & Son, Cambridge, which took both the Male Championship and the Reserve Breed Championship before being sold from the show to a new home in Wales with Mr P Williams.

Reserve Female Champion Caebach Unity Amorous

The Reserve Female Championship went to the 2021-born first-calver Caebach Unity Amorous from N & R Johnson, Caerphilly, with her April-born bull calf Caebach X-Calibur at foot, sired by the 1976 AI bull Trewarren Britannic.

In the Reserve Male Championship spot stood a yearling bull from Mrs H MacLeod, Carpenters Lysander, a grandson of Westlake Lysander by Free Town Klondyke.

Breeders put on a plentiful show of exhibits for judge Mr Mike Shaw (Thornysure Herefords, Shipston-on-Stour) to cast his eye over, who kindly spent much care and attention on the task even after a long stint in the show rings himself earlier in the day! The Club were also proud to see a great number of junior stock handlers taking part during the breed classes, both in the ring and behind the scenes, as well as in the Young Handlers competition and in interbreed classes throughout the weekend, who must all be congratulated on a job very well done. Thanks go to the Hereford Cattle Society for their coverage of the event, and to the Three Counties Agricultural Society staff and stewards for another excellent show.

To purchase any of the photos from this event, head to MacGregor Photography and find the gallery titled "Hereford - Three Counties Show '24".


Breed Champion, Female Champion, Senior Female Champion Carpenters Curly 20th, Mrs H MacLeod

Reserve Breed Champion, Male Champion, Senior Male Champion Albany Obsidian, F W Cook & Son

Reserve Female Champion, Reserve Senior Female Champion Caebach Unity Amorous, N & R Johnson

Junior Champion, Junior Female Champion Carpenters Curly 21st, Mrs H MacLeod

Reserve Male Champion, Reserve Junior Champion, Junior Male Champion Carpenters Lysander, Mrs H MacLeod

Bull born in 2022 1st Albany Obsidian, F W Cook & Son

Bull born in 2023 1st Carpenters Lysander, Mrs H MacLeod; 2nd Sunny Arthur, Mr M Horton

Cow in calf or in milk born in 2021 1st Caebach Unity Amorous, N & R Johnson

Heifer born in 2022 1st Carpenters Curly 20th, Mrs H MacLeod; 2nd Albany Oyster Girl 25th, F W Cook & Son; 3rd Poolhullock Silk 35th, Mr J Helme; 4th Albany Oyster Girl 24th, F W Cook & Son; 5th Lower Eaton Io Sylvia 54th, Mr M Horton

Heifer born in 2023 1st Carpenters Curly 21st, Mrs H MacLeod; 2nd Caebach Wahine Plum, Elms School; 3rd Caebach Whitney Plum, N & R Johnson; 4th Caebach Willow Laura, Elms School; 5th Albany Lyric, F W Cook & Son; 6th Carpenters Gaymaid 3rd, Elms School; 7th Carpenters Laura 2nd, Elms School

Bull or heifer calf 1st Caebach X-Calibur, N & R Johnson

Dowlman cup for best exhibitor-bred pair of animals 1st Carpenters, Mrs H MacLeod; 2nd Caebach, N & R Johnson

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