Aberdeen-Angus breeders from across the country flocked to the Royal Norfolk Show in June for the breed’s Summer National Show.
The fixture was judged by Brian Clark, from the Ayrshire-based Duncanziemere herd, who awarded the top titles to females.
The overall and female champion was three-year-old cow Tonley Lady Heather V591 from Aberdeenshire breeders Neil and Mark Wattie.
By Blelack Evermore J231, and out of Blelack Lady Heather N202, she was shown with her February-born heifer calf, which is sired by the 12,000gns Duncanziemere Jetstream.
The reserve overall champion title went to the reserve female champion – Weeton Blackbird V519 from Brailes Livestock, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.
This three-year-old cow is by Rawburn Boss Hogg N630, and out of Blelack Blackbird T853. She was shown with her February-born bull calf at foot.
Meanwhile, the male champion prize was awarded to March 2019-born bull Glympton Riley V261. By Shadwell Earl P773, he was put forward by Glympton Farms Ltd, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
The reserve male champion title went to February 2021-born bull Rulesmains Pegasus X489, by Carruthers Gilbert S977, from Andrew Hodge, Duns, Berwickshire.
Other special prizes awarded included the junior champion and yearling female champion titles to Blelack Princess Carina X125 from Mike and Melanie Alford, Cullompton, Devon. She is a May 2021-born daughter of Kilmaluag Eriskay T203, and was purchased for 30,000gns at the Blelack dispersal sale in 2021.
The reserve junior champion prize went to Rulesmains Elegent X527 – a March 2021-born daughter of Blelack Lord Heartford T879 – from Andrew Hodge. She also took home the reserve yearling female champion award.
The calf champion prize went to the heifer calf champion – Tonley Lady Heather Y927 from Neil and Mark Wattie. She is the February-born heifer calf of the overall champion.
The reserve calf champion award went to the bull calf champion – Brailes Black Bruce Y233 from Brailes Livestock. This is the February-born son of the reserve overall champion, and he is sired by Brailes Fabulous U023.
The reserve heifer calf champion was awarded to Rosemead Jessica Y448 from Messrs P C Stovold & Son, Godalming, Surrey. She is a February-born daughter of Bosullow Porthtowan V488.
The class results are as follows:
Bull born on or before 31 December 2019
1st – Glympton Riley V261 from Glympton Farms Ltd
Bull born in 2020
1st – Fenland Red Adair W087 from Mr Rodger Moore
2nd – Foggie Eejit W248 from Melview Farming
Bull born between 1 January and 31 March 2021
1st – Rulesmains Pegasus X489 from Andrew S Hodge Esq
2nd – Tonley Ronald X800 from Brailes Livestock
3rd – Shadwell Blue Smoke X258 from Simon Keith Long
4th – Warrenho Lord Havana X893 from Messrs A E & C R Bishop
5th – Mosston Muir Imperial X413 from Richard Gratton Esq
Bull born between 1 April and 31 July 2021
1st – Rulesmains Phillip X557 from Andrew S Hodge Esq
2nd – Tweenhills Red Phoenix X533 from David Redvers Esq
Bull calf born in 2022
1st – Brailes Black Bruce Y233 from Brailes Livestock
Female born on, or before, 31 December 2018, and due to calve in 2022
1st – Oakchurch Duchess R212 from Vaughan Farms Ltd
2nd – Barwood Cherry Bee S294 from Messrs Oscar & Archie Jeary
Female born on, or before, 31 December 2018, with natural calf at foot
1st – Shadwell Pam T941 from Ms Emma Benge & Mr Robert Mawer
2nd – Glympton Pride Jean T127 from Glympton Farms Ltd
3rd – Rosemead Jessica U012 from Messrs P C Stovold & Son
4th – Melview Diva T293 from Melview Farming
5th – Melview Divine U315 from Melview Farming
Female born in 2019 with natural calf at foot
1st – Tonley Leady Heather V591 from Neil A Wattie Esq
2nd – Weeton Blackbird V519 from Brailes Livestock
3rd – Melview Kitkat V318 from Melview Farming
4th – Rulesmains Priceless V183 from Ms Emma Benge & Mr Robert Mawer
5th – Park Wall Red Essence V031 (ET) from Mr B K & Mrs J C M Musk
Female born in 2020
1st – Weeton Felicia W126 (ET) from Ms Emma Benge & Mr Robert Mawer
2nd – Retties Lady Ruth W148 (ET) from Brailes Livestock
3rd – Glympton Erica W365 from Glympton Farms Ltd
4th – Park Wall Elsa W041 (ET) from Mr B K & Mrs J C M Musk
5th – Park Wall Rowena W051 from Mr B K & Mrs J C M Musk
Female born in 2020 with first natural calf at foot
1st – Warrenho Frances W840 from Messrs A E & C R Bishop
2nd – Rosemead Evelyn W194 from Messrs P C Stovold & Son
Heifer born between 1 January and 31 March 2021
1st – Rulesmains Elegent X527 from Andrew S Hodge Esq
2nd – Shadwell Lady Heather X250 from Mr & Mrs M Alford
3rd – Meadowbrook Prue from Meadowbrook Farm
4th – Mosston Muir Eva X418 from Richard Gratton Esq
5th – Briston Elouise X587 from Messrs Oscar & Archie Jeary
Heifer born between 1 April and 31 July 2021
1st – Blelack Princess Carina X125 from Mr & Mrs M Alford
2nd – Brae Jewlite Erica from Miss Megan Atkins
3rd – Fenland Mary Princess X197 from Mr Rodger Moore
Heifer calf born between 1 August and 31 December 2021
1st – Briston Elyssa X698 from Messrs Oscar & Archie Jeary
Heifer calf born in 2022
1st – Tonley Lady Heather Y927 from Neil A Wattie Esq
2nd – Rosemead Evelyn from Messrs P C Stovold & Son
3rd – Glympton Pride Jean Y450 from Glympton Farms Ltd
4th – Park Wall Red Essence Y069 from Mr B K & Mrs J C M Musk