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Tollesbury herd on top at Royal Norfolk Show

Tollesbury herd takes their third BWCS Breed Championship of 2024

Bringing home their third BWCS Breed Championship of the 2024 show season were the St Joseph family from Maldon in Essex, taking the top spot at the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday 26th June with homebred maiden heifer Tollesbury Tahiti. Sired by the 2020 BWCS Virtual Show winner Tollesbury Pirate (EX91) and out of Tollesbury Thisbe (VG85), this March 2023-born heifer impressed judge Dan Bull in the junior heifer class before going on to take both the Junior and Female Championships, and finally the MSD AgVet Perpetual Challenge Cup for Breed Champion.


Standing in reserve was another exhibit from the St Joseph stable, two-year-old bull Tollesbury Pythagoras. Sired by Tollesbury Moonstone (EX92) and out of Tollesbury Pebble (EX90), he was the senior bull class winner and Male Champion, taking home the John Cator Memorial Challenge Cup for the best animal of opposite sex to the Breed Champion.


Other awards included Reserve Junior and Reserve Female Championships for maiden heifer Alcroft Beetle from Miss S Cook, Cambridge, along with a Reserve Male Championship for yearling bull class winner Alcroft Panther from the same exhibitor, both animals being sired by the same bull, Nidderdale Alladin (EX91). The Norfolk Special - awarded to the best animal bred in the county of Norfolk - was won by senior heifer class winner Woodbastwick Sorcha from RH Farms, Norwich.


Congratulations to all of our exhibitors at the show, and many thanks to everyone who helped bring together the animals for the Heygates Team of Five competition! We are grateful to the judges, stewards and show staff who helped put on another excellent Royal Norfolk Show, and look forward to the next.


RESULTS

Breed Champion, Female Champion, Junior Champion Tollesbury Tahiti, Dr V St Joseph

Reserve Breed Champion, Male Champion Tollesbury Pythagoras, Dr V St Joseph

Reserve Female Champion, Reserve Junior Champion Alcroft Beetle, Miss S Cook

Reserve Male Champion Alcroft Panther, Miss S Cook

Heifer, born on or after 1 Jan 2023 1st Tollesbury Tahiti, Dr V St Joseph; 2nd Alcroft Beetle, Miss S Cook; 3rd De Beauvoir Wapiti, Mrs A Dunn; 4th Alcroft Glory, Miss S Cook; 5th Woodbastwick Cruella, RH Farms

Heifer, born in 2022 1st Woodbastwick Sorcha, RH Farms

Cow, in milk or in calf, born on or before 31 Dec 2021 1st Tollesbury Diamond, Dr V St Joseph; 2nd De Beauvoir Smart Sally, Mrs A Dunn

Bull, born on or after 1 Jan 2023 1st Alcroft Panther, Miss S Cook; 2nd Albany Optimus, Mr L Cook; 3rd Theberton Monty, Mr P Baskett

Bull, born on or before 31 Dec 2022 1st Tollesbury Pythagoras, Dr V St Joseph; 2nd Fromus Blackthorn, Suffolk Flora Preservation Trust

Norfolk Special, for the best animal bred in the county of Norfolk Woodbastwick Sorcha, RH Farms

Best group of three animals, bred by the exhibitor Tollesbury, Dr V St Joseph

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