A new high entry of 46 calves proves the 2014 show is still going from strength to strength. This year's judge, Mr Andy Ryder, from Carlisle, had his work cut out in some good classes of quality stock. Coming through as junior champion to clinch the overall title was was Deerhurst Fern from the Van Der Gucht family. This Penwern Amber daughter is out of Deerhurst Bridesmaid and was on her first show outing.
Then following close behind her was the reserve junior and reserve overall Popes Foreman from Jimmy and Vicky Wood and shown by son Harry Wood. This son of the 20,000gns Kilbride Farm Comber is out of Popes Princess Bella.
The senior championship win went to the Barlow Bros with Denizes Beauty, an Ashland Tornado daughter out of Ranfurly Beauty 5, while reserve senior was Sterling Fiesta’s Ellie from the same class. This one from Boddington Estates is by Sterling Cotswold and to of Thursford Fiesta 8.
Back in the normal running of classes, standing top of the line in the first class was Denizes Exclusive 13, again from Barlow Bros. This ET-bred Cairnview Snazzy son is out of top price heifer bought from the Ranfurly sale, Ranfurly Beauty 5 th. He's already been sold privately to Genus.
Winning the second class was the ET-bred Popes Barclay son Sterling Eurostar from Boddington Estates. Standing in second place was Rosten E male by Camus Beaver and out of the Wednesday cow family.
The third class saw the Wood family stand top with their reserve overall champion and second to them was Sterling Felix, an ET-bred Dovefields Gallant son.
The fourth class of the day was the baby bulls and standing top was the Popes team again, this time with Popes Freeman, by Atlow Awesome and again from the successful Princess cow family. Taking the second place rosette was Sterling Ferdinand from Boddington Estates. This one was another by senior herd sire Sterling Cotswold.
Leading the fifth class was J and J M Sanders with their heifer Bavington Susie 3rd, a Blackford Bullfinch 10 daughter out of a home bred Salisbury Triumph daughter.
Class six saw the senior and reserve champion come from here from the Barlow Bros and then the Boddington team.
Meanwhile, the overall champion led the next class with Sterling Celias Fifi from Boddington Estate standing second.
In the youngest heifer class N and N Gwynne stood top with Chestermann Ringleader Lulu 3, a Blackford Ringleader daughter.
Winning the Semex sponsored pairs was the Wood family with their 2 bulls, Foreman and Freeman, in reserve was Boddington Estates.