Having won the heifer and overall baby beef championship earlier today, Tecwyn Jones has just taken his fourth ever title at Beef Expo, this time with Tequila, an October-born 299kg Limousin cross heifer. Bought in Carlisle suckling his dam, he is by a Mas Du Clo sired Netherhall bull and is now just one of two in the show team this year.
Judge Pearce McNamee was incredibly well taken with this heifer describing her as “as near to perfection as you can get to for a heifer of this age. She oozes style and class, has great second thigh and a stunning head.” Tequila’s next outing will be the Royal Welsh Show.
Taking the reserve overall championship was the May-born 514kg Limousin cross steer Suarez from Neil Slack and Julie Sedgewick. Bred by Neil, he is by Rossignol and is out of a previous Beef Expo baby beef champion bred and was champion at Otley Show last week on his first outing this year and will next be heading to Northumberland, Cumberland and the Great Yorkshire Shows.
Standing reserve baby beef champion was Rob Roy, a September-born 343kg Limousin cross steer from Trevor Lyon and son Jonathan. This one was bought privately from Rob Jones, Erwood and is by Bailea Umber. he’s on his first outing this year and is one of 10 in this year’s show team.
Taking the reserve overall Continental championship and reserve steer champion was Michael, Melanie and Charlotte Alford with No Likey No Lighty, a 522kg Limousin cross by a Fieldson Alfy bull. This one was bred by A J Powell and was purchased at Brecon for £5500.
Winning the Continental heifer championship was Yvonne and David Hughes with their Limousin winner, Sexy and I Know it who weighs 491kg. She is one of 10 in the show team and is on her second outing having stood reserve champion at a local show. She was bred by Messrs Powell and was bought out of Carlisle.
Standing reserve to her was Trevor Lyon and son Jonathan with their winner from the second of the British Blue sired cross heifers, Peace Maker. This one weighs 538kg and is by an Annanwater bull and was bred by David Swallow, Hexham, and is destined for the full show season this summer before being retained as a breeding heifer.