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Castleton and Dallyashes top Royal Welsh Show placings

Date Monday 24th July 2023

Judge Mrs W Finucane, Carmarthenshire

Royal Welsh Breed Championship for 2023 goes to the Castleton herd

Claiming the British White Breed Championship title on Monday 24th July at the Royal Welsh Show was three-year-old stock bull Castleton Ken, also taking the Male Championship and marking an impressive 50 years of breeding under the Castleton prefix for the Wright family of Tretower, Powys. Shown by brother and sister team David & Liz - pictured with Castleton Ken along with kind sponsors of the British White section, Forsters Solicitors LLP - this bull returned to the show after after achieving last year's Male Championship to go even further by taking the top spot in 2023.

Breed Champion Castleton Ken

Standing reserve in the overall placings was the senior heifer class winner Dallyashes Twostep from Mrs AS Hamilton, Llanpumpsaint, which beat a strong section of females to be awarded the Female Championship under judge Wendy Finucane of Oakley Murray Greys, Whitland. The Reserve Male Championship went to the first-placed junior bull Alcroft Goliath from Miss S Cook, Cambridge, and Reserve Champion in the female section was junior heifer Amaroo Pommery from Mrs R Pugh, St Helens.

The winner of the class for cows born on or before 31st December 2020 was another originating from the Amaroo herd and now owned by Mr Mathew Jones, Carmarthenshire, who brought forward the three-year-old first-calver Amaroo Pretty Pinion with homebred heifer calf Waun Wern Peppa (R) at foot, to claim the first prize.

The Society wishes to thank all of the exhibitors for their hard work in bringing animals forward to the show, as well as for competing in the various interbreed competitions throughout the week and promoting British White cattle to the public. Full results are listed below, and check out our photo gallery for more snaps of the Monday breed classes!


Date Monday 24th July 2023

Judge Mrs W Finucane, Carmarthenshire

Breed Champion, Male Champion Castleton Ken, CMB, JAW & DM Wright

Reserve Breed Champion, Female Champion Dallyashes Twostep, Mrs AS Hamilton

Reserve Male Champion Alcroft Goliath, Miss S Cook

Reserve Female Champion Amaroo Pommery, Mrs R Pugh

Bull, born on or before 30th June 2021 1st Castleton Ken, CMB, JAW & DM Wright

Bull, born on or after 1st July 2021 1st Alcroft Goliath, Miss S Cook; 2nd Dallyashes Taffi, Mrs AS Hamilton; 3rd Albany Octavius, Mr L Cook; 4th Cadarn Cargo, Mr M Kennett; 5th Cadarn Sentinel, Mr M Kennett

Cow, born on or before 31st December 2020 1st Amaroo Pretty Pinion, Mr M Jones; 2nd Marshbrook Dakota, Mrs E Astbury; 3rd Marshbrook Dragonfly, Mrs E Astbury; 4th Gunton Audrey, Dr L Eyre; 5th Dallyashes Lappet, Mr M Jones

Heifer, born in 2021 1st Dallyashes Twostep, Mrs AS Hamilton; 2nd Castleton Ann, CMB, JAW & DM Wright

Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2022 1st Amaroo Pommery, Mrs R Pugh; 2nd Alcroft Wallflower 5, Miss S Cook; 3rd Dallyashes Heloise, Mrs AS Hamilton; 4th Cadarn Finesse, Mr M Kennett; 5th Alcroft Pepper, Miss S Cook; 6th Waun Wern Loli, Mr M Jones



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