After a fabulous day of judging in the sun, today’s beef judging has concluded with Smiths of Bloxham taking the interbreed championship under judge Will Owen with their successful cow Ironstone Dumandy.
Born September 2008, this Wilodge Vantastic daughter out of the 50,000gns Bailea Umandy, a Requin daughter, is no stranger to the show circuit as most know and has been on winning form since the start of the season where she was interbreed champion at Newark and Notts and has also taken the interbreed at Royal Norfolk. This is also her second interbreed win here in the row and was shown with her Teddy-sired bull calf at foot.
Standing reserve to her was the Charolais winner from Esmor Evans, Maerdy Grenadier. Born June 2011, he is homebred on both sides being by Maerdy Dynamite out of the Maerdy Naser daughter Maerdy Damson. The youngest Charolais forward in the breed classes earlier today, this is his first and last outing in the show ring and is now scheduled for sale either at stirling or Welshpool at the back end.