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Octavius victorious at Shropshire County Show

Classes got underway at Shropshire County Show on Saturday 27th May under judge Brian Palmer of Taunton, Somerset, who selected the yearling bull Albany Octavius from Mr L Cook, Cambs, as his Breed Champion. Sired by Nidderdale Alladin (EX91) and out of Albany Ostrich (VG86), this youngster also took home the Male Championship prize.

In the female stakes it was another yearling, Lordswood Jessie from Mr J Brain, Warwickshire, which caught the judges eye, winning the junior heifer class, the Female Championship and taking the Reserve Breed Champion spot. Mr Palmer commented that this heifer had good depth of body, and would make a super cow.

Leslie Cook (L) and James Brain (R) accept their prizes for Breed Chmapion and Reserve


Date Saturday 27th May 2023

Judge Mr B Palmer, Somerset

Breed Champion, Male Champion Albany Octvavius, Mr L Cook

Reserve Breed Champion, Female Champion Lordswood Jessie, Mr J Brain

Bull any age 1st Albany Octvavius, Mr L Cook; 2nd Alcroft Goliath, Miss S Cook

Heifer born on or after 1st January 2022 1st Lordswood Jessie, Mr J Brain; 2nd Alcroft Wallflower 5, Miss S Cook; 3rd Alcroft Pepper, Miss S Cook


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