Normanton 1 Lionel from TD and WT Livesey, Leicestershire, took the Grand Male and Supreme Championships at this ever popular one day show. This latest championship concludes a marvellous week for “Lionel”, as he has also taken the National Poll Show Grand Male Championship and been crowned Poll Bull of the Year 2015.
Twenty month old Normanton 1 Lionel is out of 2011 Female of the Year Normanton 1 Jews Ear C21 and by herd sire Dendor 1 Harinordoquy. “Lionel” has been entered in the society’s Autumn Show and Sale in Hereford Mart on Tuesday 13th October.
Standing as Reserve Supreme Champion was the Grand Female Champion Dendor 1 Ruby 20th from DE, ED & AL Jones, Caersws, Newtown, Mid Wales. This beautifully balanced two year old female is out of Dendor 1 Ruby 11th and by current Sire of the Year Solpoll 1 Gilbert.
“Ruby 20th” pipped her stablemate Dendor 1 Molly 41st, also by Solpoll 1 Gilbert, for the Grand Female Championship. Three year old “Molly 41st” is out of Dendor 1 Molly 31st and collected the red ticket in the Cow or Heifer Class born before 1st September 2013.
There was more success for Dendor Herefords when they won the Heifer Championship with 12 month old Dendor 1 Ruby 23rd a full sister to the Grand Female Champion. Standing Reserve to “Ruby 23rd” was 12 month old Shraden 1 Duchess M639 from MJ and HM Timmis, Baschurch, Shropshire. “Duchess M369” is out of Shraden 1 Duchess J516 and by Dendor 1 Knuckleduster the top price bull at the 2013 Hereford Autumn Show and Sale.
In the male section and taking the Reserve Grand Male Championship was adversary 18 month old Nicholashayne 1 Kingkong from K Prettejohn & A Kerslake, Wellington, Somerset. This much admired young bull is out of Coverwood 1 Careful 200 and by Solpoll 1 Dynamite.
In the Bull Calf Championship it was back to breed stalwarts, DE, ED and AL Jones to take the honours, this time with 12 month old Dendor 1 Murdock, another “Gilbert” son, out of Dendor 1 Helen 14th. As with the Heifer Championship, it was an animal from MJ and HM Timmis who took the Reserve Championship with 11 month old Shraden 1 Mc Hammer. “Mc Hammer” is out of “Dowager” family bloodline in the form of Shraden 1 Dowager E312 and by new herd sire Baldinnie 1 Victory.
However, Shraden Herefords were not to be outdone when judge Reg Hutchings, Fisher Poll Herefords awarded them with both the Exhibitor Group of Three and the Best Pair of Animals. It was roles reversed as DE, ED and AL Jones were placed reserve in both classes. Finishing third in the Exhibitor Group of Three were local breeders H Weston and Sons and fellow Herefordshire breeders M and M Roberts came third in the Best Pair of Animals.