At Mid Somerset Show held on Sunday 20th August, it was the turn of new member Chris Davis, Honiton, to take the top spot with senior heifer Tismans Peony, born March 2021, sired by East Woods Henry and bred by Mrs S Trafford. Purchased by Mr Davis earlier this year as part of the foundation of his Old Wolford herd, it was great to see this heifer meeting the approval of judge and fellow breeder Paul Pennington of the Oldington herd, Bridgnorth.
In the Reserve Breed Champion spot was the winner of both the calf class and the junior heifer class, February 2023-born Marshbrook Snowdrop from Elayna Astbury, Gloucester. Shown alongside her mother Marshbrook Blueberry in the cow class, this heifer is sired by Marshbrook Mallows Pride (EX90).
Judge Mr Paul Pennington
Date Sunday 20th August 2023
Breed Champion Tismans Peony, Mr Chris Davis
Reserve Breed Champion Marshbrook Snowdrop, Mrs E Astbury
Calf, born on or after 1st January 2023 1st Marshbrook Snowdrop, Mrs E Astbury; 2nd Marshbrook Debutante, Mrs E Astbury
Cow or heifer, born before 1st January 2021, in calf or in milk 1st British White, Non-Member; 2nd Marshbrook Dakota, Mrs E Astbury; 3rd Marshbrook Blueberry, Mrs E Astbury
Bull, born on or after 1st January 2022 1st Marshbrook Firecracker, Mrs E Astbury
Heifer, born on or before 31st December 2021 1st Tismans Peony, Mr Chris Davis
Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2022 1st Marshbrook Snowdrop, Mrs E Astbury; 2nd Marshbrook Debutante, Mrs E Astbury; 3rd British White, Non-Member
Pair of animals, drawn from the above classes 1st Marshbrook, Mrs E Astbury