It seems the Foxhill show season just keeps on getting better and better for us as our latest show, Royal Cornwall, yielded four incredible breed championships, as well as the sheep and cattle interbreed titles, something we believe has never been done before by any exhibitor.
First up it was the sheep to take centre stage and it was the turn of our Texel boy Midlock Youretheone to hold his breed championship title from last year, this time by winning the aged ram class and then going on to be male and overall champion. This tup is owned in partnership with the Brijon and Roxburgh flocks.
Our ram lamb, which is sired by the 40,000gns Haddo Balvenie, owned in partnership with John Elliot and Ken Hodge and out of our Plasucha ewe, won his class and then stood reserve male champion, behind our aged tup, a role reversal from Devon County Show. This ram lamb will be forward for sale at Lanark later in the year. Meanwhile, our same way bred ewe lamb was third in a very strong class of lambs.
We also won the aged ewe class and then went on to stand reserve female champion with our Plasucha ewe bought last year as a shearling.
Later on that morning we took the Charollais championship with our aged ewe, by Logie Durno Olympian, having come through as a class winner and female champion under judge Will Price. Meanwhile, our shearling ram stood second, as did our ewe lamb.
Following her win at Devon County Show, our Limousin two year old heifer, Foxhillfarm Naomi, won her class and then went female champion, breed champion and then interbreed beef champion. Naomi is by Trueman Jagger and out of the Wilodge Vantastic daughter, Foxhillfarm Isla.
Charlotte’s British Blue heifer, Foxhill Nadiya, also carried on her winning form from Devon County and secured the fourth breed championship for the team, having won her class, before going female champion and then later breed champion.
Then in the commercial classes, our Limousin cross heifer Insufficient Funds stood second and went reserve champion to the champion.
Wrapping up a fantastic weekend, Charlotte drove from Royal Cornwall up to the Derbyshire Festival and won another strong HOYS qualifier with Sire Valley Charlie, his second qualifier to date.
Next stop for us will be the Royal Highland with the same team, before the Great Yorkshire and the Royal Welsh.