Author & photos: Hereford Cattle Society
Taking the supreme and male championships in the Traditional section at Shropshire County was Albany Sailor from FW Cook and son, Fen End, Cambridgeshire. By Albany Lincoln, this May 2021-born bull it is out of Albany Sable, a Boresisle Lawrence daughter. This young bull is entered for the Traditional Hereford Breeders’ Club Grass Masters sale.
In reserve was February 2021-born Gavelock Sarah from P and E Lynn, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Bred by C Redmayne, Over, Cambridgeshire it was purchased at the 2022 Grass Masters sale. Another by Albany Lincoln, it is out of Gavelock Sybilla, which is also a Boresisle Lawrence daughter.
Junior champion and winner of the John Featherstone Trophy was Carpenters Monroe from Malvern-based Helen MacLeod. January 2021-born, it is out of home-bred female and by the prolific Shefford Monarch.
The heifer born on or after 1st January 2022 class was won by Albany Prettymaid 32nd, anther from L Cook. Out of an Albany Lincoln sired home-bred female, it is by Willow Grange Louis, a bull bred by Mrs F Dunne, Chittering, Cambridgeshire.
Breed Champion, Male Champion Albany Sailor, Mr L Cook
Reserve Breed Champion, Female Champion Gavelock Sarah, P & E Lynn
Junior Champion Carpenters Monroe, Mrs H MacLeod
Bull, any age 1st Albany Sailor, Mr L Cook; 2nd Carpenters Monroe, Mrs H MacLeod; 3rd Carpenters McKenzie, Mrs H MacLeod
Heifer, born in 2021 1st Gavelock Sarah, P & E Lynn; 2nd Gavelock Curly 3rd, Mrs C Redmayne
Heifer, born on or after 1stJanuary 2022 1st Albany Prettymaid 32nd, Mr L Cook; 2nd Hockerwood Caroline, P & E Lynn; 3rd Carpenters Curly 20th, Mrs H MacLeod; 4th Lower Eaton Sylvia 54th, Mr M Horton