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Carpenters Curly 20th takes Reserve Interbreed Championship at Royal Welsh Spring Festival

Reserve Interbreed Champion Carpenters Curly 20th

Taking the Breed Championship in the first breed classes of the season for Traditional Herefords was the in-calf heifer Carpenters Curly 20th from I & H MacLeod, Malvern, which then went on to be selected as the Reserve Interbreed Champion cattle exhibit at the festival, held on 17 & 18 May at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd. Sired by the renowned AI bull Free Town Klondyke born in 1975, this smart heifer caught the eye of judge and Doncombe British Blonde cattle breeder David Knight, Bristol, who tapped her out as his Hereford champion.

Reserve Breed Champion Albany Susie

In reserve in the Hereford section was Albany Susie from F W Cook & Son, Cambridge. Sired by Willow Grange Louis, a son of another AI bull from the 1970s – Summerpole Norseman – and out of an Albany Lincoln daughter, this sweet heifer won the maiden class before taking the reserve overall spot.

Winning the male section was the yearling bull Carpenters Lysander from I & H Macleod, a young sire prospect from the prolific Venus family, and in the class for calves under 12 months it was the August-born heifer Caebach Whitney Plum from N & R Johnson, Caerphilly, taking the top prize.

Congratulations to all of the exhibitors on bringing their stock forward on display, and the THBC would also like to express our gratitude to the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for another excellent event.


Breed Champion, Reserve Interbreed Champion Carpenters Curly 20th, I & H MacLeod

Reserve Breed Champion Albany Susie, F W Cook & Son

Bull, any age 1st Carpenters Lysander, I & H MacLeod; 2nd Sunny Arthur, M Horton

In-calf heifer 1st Carpenters Curly 20th, I & H MacLeod; 2nd Rhydri Heidi Laura, A & G Crow; 3rd Albany Lucinda, F W Cook & Son; 4th Albany Prettymaid 32nd, F W Cook & Son

Maiden heifer 1st Albany Susie, F W Cook & Son; 2nd Caebach Wahine Plum, N & R Johnson; 3rd Caebach Willow Laura, N & R Johnson; 4th Rhydri Ivy Julia, A & G Crow

Calf, under 12 months 1st Caebach Whitney Plum, N & R Johnson

Best pair, owned by the exhibitor 1st Albany, F W Cook & Son; 2nd Carpenters, I & H MacLeod; 3rd Caebach, N & R Johnson

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