The show season kicked off with a bang at the weekend as we took a team of sheep and cattle to North Somerset Show for the first summer show of 2022.
Leading the way for us in the cattle classes was our pedigree Aberdeen-Angus heifer, Blelack Princess Carina X125. Born May last year, this yearling heifer is by Kilmaluag Eriskay T203 and is out of Oneils Black Bardolier daughter. She came through as winner of her class and then went on to take the Aberdeen-Angus female and overall breed championship and later that day stood interbreed champion.
Also, in the Aberdeen-Angus classes our yearling bull Foxhill Patrick X157 stood first and went on to take the reserve male championship. Born May last year, he’s by Wedderlie Osman T594 and is out of Eastfield Patricia P672. Patrick is currently being offered for sale privately from home.
Our Limousin bull Foxhillfarm Santiago won his class and then also went on to take the reserve male championship in his section. This one is by Derrygullinane Kingbull and out of Foxhillfarm Ivy, herself a Vantastic daughter out of our best breeding female, the noted Bankdale Alice. Santiago is being offered for sale this weekend at Carlisle.
Wrapping up proceedings in the cattle classes for us was our commercial heifer, Peace Not War. She took the commercial championship and then followed our Angus heifer to take the reserve interbreed championship.
Meanwhile, over in the Charollais sheep rings, we celebrated success with a shearling ewe by Rockville Ferrari out of a homebred dam by Logie Durno Olympian. A full brother to this one sold at last year’s Worcester Premier Sale for 3100gns. She won the shearling ewe class then went on to take the female and breed championship and later the overall interbreed sheep championship and was part of the interbreed winning group of three.
Another shearling ewe, again by Ferrari, stood second to her in her class. This one was second at last year’s Great Yorkshire Show and is out of the same dam who bred the 16,000gns Foxhill Va Va Voom.
Our shearling ram by Logie Durno Olympian and out of the same dam as the above won his class and then went on to be male champion. We also took a first place with our Charollais ram lamb and second with our ewe lamb.
Next stop for us will be a couple of trips to Carlisle, first for the Limousin sale, then the following weekend to sell our British Blue bull, so keep an eye on the website for more details on those.