Great Yorkshire Show
8th - 10th July 2014
Judge: Mr. R. Robson
A good entry of cattle covering most of the country was forward at the Great Yorkshire Show, and the fine weather drew a large crowd to see judge Roger Robson at work. In a pleasant interlude the Countess of Wessex, who was touring the show, entered the ring to speak to the judge and stewards and showed considerable enthusiasm for the Belties on display.
Only two bulls were forward, and the Adams’ Bigginvale herd’s 19 month old son of Dunay Tavish did well to take first prize from the well known proven winner Southfield Major Ronaldo, exhibited by Anne Bell.
A good entry in the cow/senior heifer class was more competitive, and newcomer Mr. E. Belcher was delighted to receive the first prize rosette with Broadmeadows Haze, a Coulmony Harris daughter bred by Douglas Crighton. Runner up was the famous Clifton Daffodil, bred and exhibited by Anne Bell, which is no stranger to the Great Yorkshire, having won the Championship as a heifer in 2012.
The Bigginvale herd was to the fore again in the in-calf or with calf at foot heifer class, with another homebred animal Bigginvale Monopoly, a daughter of Speddoch Hubert. Mr. Belcher was runner up in this class with Glen Bumblebee, another daughter of Coulmony Harris.
The junior heifer class saw Anne Bell triumph with Southfield Curiosity, bred by Julie Strachey by the Australian sire Karandrea Ronaldo. Mr. Belcher was once again runner up, this time with a Cairnsmore heifer, Ginny Dumpling, sired by Coulmony Coll.
In the calf class the honours went to the Mochrum herd for their promising homebred daughter of Mochrum Defender, Mochrum Lilac 7th. Second place went to Mr. Belcher again for Blair Gillies.
On to the group classes next, and Anne bell produced a consistent trio and pair to win both the group of three by any sire and the pair by the same sire. The latter were sired by Karandrea Ronaldo. Runner up in both group classes was the Adams’ Bigginvale herd, whose pair was sired by Dunay Tavish.
In the Championship classes the Junior Champion was awarded to Anne Bell’s heifer Southfield Curiosity, which also went on to collect the Calvert trophy for the best heifer. The Adams’ first prize bull, Bigginvale Hurricane, was a creditable reserve Junior Champion, and he also took the McKerracher Perpetual Trophy for the Male Championship.
The Chapman Frearson Perpetual Trophy for the Female Championship went to Mr. Belcher’s first prize cow, Broadmeadows Haze, with Anne Bell’s Southfield Curiosity the reserve Female Champion.
Finally the Mochrum Perpetual Trophy for the Overall Breed Champion went the same way, with a delighted Mr. Belcher taking the honours with Broadmeadows Haze. Reserve Champion was Anne Bell’s junior heifer Southfield Curiosity.
Results in full
Bull any age
1st: Messrs. Adams – Bigginvale Hurricane
2nd: Bell, Mrs. A. - Southfield Major Ronaldo
1st: Belcher, Mr. E. – Broadmeadows Haze
2nd: Bell, Mrs. A. – Clifton Daffodil
3rd: Kirk, J. & Z. – Huntfield Opal
4th: Mochrum Estate – Mochrum Lilac 3rd
Heifer in Calf or with calf at foot
1st: Messrs. Adams – Bigginvale Monopoly
2nd: Belcher, Mr. E. – Glen Bumblebee
3rd: Bell, Mrs. A. – Southfiled Claasic Gold
1st: Bell, Mrs. A. – Southfield Curiosity
2nd: Belcher, Mr. E. – Cairnsmore Ginny Dumpling
3rd: Wilson, B. & R. – Polbae Bonnie
4th: Kirk, J. & Z. – Huntfield Quick
5th: Messrs. Adams – Bigginvale Amilia
1st: Mochrum Estate – Mochrum Lilac 7th
2nd: Belcher, Mr. E. – Blair Gillies
3rd: Wilson, B. & R.
4th: Kirk, J. & Z. - Huntfield Ripple
Group of 3 by any sire
1st: Bell, Mrs A.
2nd: Messrs. Adams
3rd: Kirk, J. & Z.
Pair of animals by same sire
1st: Bell, Mrs. A – sire Karandrea Ronaldo
2nd: Messrs. Adams – sire Dunay Tavish
Breed Champion: Belcher, Mr. E. – Broadmeadows Haze
Reserve: Bell, Mrs. A. – Southfiled Curiosity
Junior Champion: Bell, Mrs. A. – Southfield Curiosity
Reserve: Messrs. Adams – Bigginvale Hurricane
Male Champion: Messrs. Adams – Bigginvale Hurricane
Female Champion: Belcher, Mr. E. – Broadmeadows Haze
Reserve: Bell, Mrs. A. – Southfield Curiosity