It was ladies’ day at the NEC Birmingham when the females took the top two spots in the Junior Championship Show under judge Neil Wattie from the Tonley herd.
Overall honours fell to the senior heifer class winner Netherton Evita N734 from the Perthshire-based partnership William McLaren and Highland Wagyu. This February 2013-born heifer calved just under two years old with a heifer calf by Netherton Masterpiece N733. Sired by Netherton Big Edition H460 she is out of Dunira Eudora H458.
Evita stood female champion and reserve overall at the Royal Highland Show last month and last year was yearling champion at the Winter National Show and Black Beauty champion.
“The champion was very well grown for her age, she shows tremendous breed character and all the attributes to make a very good cow. For a two year old she is doing a brilliant job of rearing her calf,” commented Neil Wattie.
Following her in to reserve spot was Retties Lady Ruth P280 from Donald Rankin. Born April 2014 she is by Rawburn Elysium F547 and out of Wall Lady Ruth E397. This heifer was reserve female champion and junior champion at the Royal Highland Show this year, following in the footsteps of her full sister who took the same tickets in 2014, Ruth P280 has also been breed champion and reserve interbreed at Central and West Fife and Doune and Dunblane Shows this summer.
In the male championship Shadwell Estates were tapped forward as winners with Shadwell Jimuta Eric P729, a Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 son. Born January 2014 he is out of Shadwell Jury Erica K468, this is the first major win for this bull who has regularly stood second.
Reserve here was Edward and Clare Jones’ second prize winner from the same class, Rull Fusion P164. He is a Netherton Big Edition H460 son out of Rull Frances K114. Last year he was male, Aberdeen-Angus and native champion as well as reserve overall champion at Cornwall Calf Show and male champion at South of England Calf Show.
A special award for the best calf went to the September born heifer calf HW Frances P827 from Highland Wagyu. Sired by the American sired S A V Brave 8320 she is out of Netherton Frances M697 and is a granddaughter of the 2013 Royal Highland Show champion.
In the exhibitor owned pairs championship Shadwell Estates stood top with their Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 heifers Shadwell Rosa Erica P721 and Shadwell Rose N687. John Walsh stood reserve with Buckhurst Briget Maid P144, a Blelack Entertainer L797 daughter and Buckhurst Lady Heather P145, a Blelack Duke J262 daughter.
Female born in 2013
1, W and D McLaren and Highland Wagyu’s Netherton Evita N734, by Netherton Big Edition N734
2, Shadwell Estate’s Shadwell Rose N687, by Netherallan Peter Pershore E052
3, Donald Rankin’s Coolermoney Rochell N375, by Coolermoney Rolf L187
4, Mr and Mrs M Kary’s Inkpen Black Velvet N162, by Nightingale Ploughman G376
Female born on or between 1st January and 31st March 2014
1, Shadwell Estate’s Shadwell Rosa Erica P721, by Netherallan Peter Pershore E052
2, Glympton Farms’ Glympton Rowena P835, by HF EL Tigre 28U
3, Thomas Foster’s Rotherwick Isabella P110, by Rawburn Double OSeven J985
Female born on between 1st April and 31st April 2014
1, Donald Rankin’s Retties Lady Ruth P280, by Rawburn Elysium F547
2, John Walsh’s Buckhurst Briget Maid P144, by Blelack Entertainer L797
3, Robbie Moore’s Tree Bridge Polly Pride P474, by Abberton Dazzle G160
4, Thomas Foster’s JAC Ebony P033, by The Moss Mr Eshton D409
5, John Walsh’s Buckhurst Lady Heather P145, by Blelack Duke J262
Female born on or between 1st May and 31st July 2014
1, Karen McLaren’s Netherton Missie P820, by The Moss Mr Eshton D409
2, Melview Farming’s Melview Gigi P170, by Melview Gareth K053
Female born after 1st August 2014
1, Highland Wagyu’s HW Frances P827, by S A V Brave 8320
2, W and D McLaren and Highland Wagyu’s HW Evita R492, by Netherton Masterpiece N733
3, Mr and Mrs M Kary’s Inkpen Black Florette P193, by Fordel Parthenon Minotaur L486
Male born in 2013
1, W and D McLaren’s Netherton Mr Emblem N774, Rawburn Emblem K127
2, Glympton Farms’ Glympton Danny N724, by S A V Solid Gold 9187
3, N A and S J Brown’s Glenmoy Jubilee Eric N676, by The Moss Mr Eshton D409
Male born on or between 1st January and 31st March
1, Shadwell Estate’s Shadwell Jimuta Eric P729, by Netherallan Peter Pershore E052
2, E A and M C Jones’ Rull Fusion P164, by Netherton Big Edition H460
3, Robbie Moore’s Fenland My Prize P001, by Rawburn Black Hawk L261
4, Mr and Mrs D Evans’ Tree Bridge Patrick P473, by Abberton Dazzle G160
5, Thomas Foster’s Rotherwick George P109, by Rawburn Double OSeven J985
Male born on or between 1st April and 30th April 2014
1, Mr and Mrs Evans’ Tree Bridge Portree P481, by Abberton Dazzle G160
2, Alasdair Houston’s Gretnahouse Elvis P686, by Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500
3, E A and M C Jones’ Rull Equity P171, by Netherton Big Edition H460
4, Mr and Mrs Evans’ Tree Bridge Exeter P490, by Abberton Dazzle G160
5, John Walsh’s Buckhurst Pioneer P141, by Blelack Entertainer L797
Male born after 1st August 2014
1, Mr and Mrs Evans’ Tree Bridge Plymouth P513, by Abberton Dazzle G160
2, Highland Wagyu’s HW Ferdinand P828, by SRV Hedebo Knobel
Exhibitor owned pairs
1, Shadwell Estates
2, John Walsh