Royal Welsh Show 2014
The Welsh Black Cattle Society had a successful and enjoyable week at the 2014 Royal Welsh Show. A very good show of cattle by Welsh Black members managed to stay reasonably cool amid very high temperatures.
Judged by Ms Emily Evans, Llanwrddyn, the Champion Welsh Black bull was Graig-Goch Berwyn 74th who won the Bull of the Year in 2013. The Champion Female prize went to Graig-Goch Ceinllys 5th. Both animals were exhibited by Mr Carwyn Lewis, Einon Herd, and
Tallis Amos Group competition
A special competition was held to win twelve month’s use of a John Deere Gator, kindly sponsored by the Tallis Amos Group. The competition for all exhibitors of pedigree Welsh Black cattle attracted a good entry of exhibitors and points were awarded for the following: a). 10 points per animal entered. An extra 5 points if the animal is home bred. b). Tidiness/Presentation/Display in the lines (1st 20 points, 2nd 15 points, 3rd 10 points, 4th 5 points). c). At the Show - 1st in class 10 points, 2nd in class 8 points, 3rd in class 6 points, 4th in class 4 points, 5th in class 2 points. d). Points for animal turnout (1st 10 points, 2nd 8 points, 3rd 6 points, 4th 4 points, 5th 2 points.) e). Turnout of individual exhibitors (1st 10 points, 2nd 8 points, 3rd 6 points, 4th 4 points, 5th 2 points.)
The winners, with 125 points, were Ben Reynolds and his family from Whitland, Carmarthenshire (Trefychan-ar-Daf Herd). In 2nd & 3rd places were Gareth James and family (Syfni Herd) and Mr & Mrs Lyn Foxwell (Rhyddid Herd).
The Society is most grateful to ‘John Deere’ and to sponsor Mr Simon Amos of TAG, Leominster, Narberth.
New Welsh Black Young Handlers Competition
A Young Handlers Competition was also organised by the Society’s Promotions officer Mrs Sally Lloyd for the Welsh Black Cattle Society’s young members. Approved by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society the competition took place on Wednesday morning of the Show at 9am.
Two classes, Junior and Senior, were judged by Mr Owain Morgan of Lampeter who tested competitors on their cattle handling skills.
Winner of the Senior class, and Overall Champion, was Miss Angharad Jones of the Cariad Herd, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire who is the Society’s Young Member Ambassador.
The Junior class was won by Ben Reynolds of the Trefychan-ar-Daf Herd, Whitland, Carmarthenshire who is the Society’s Deputy Young Member Ambassador.
Prizes for all the exhibitors were sponsored byMr Dai Walters of Ffos Las racecourse, Agri Lloyd, BE Williams, Feed Merchant from Sennybridge and Sally Lloyd to whom the Society is most grateful.
There were many observers of this new competition which will hopefully grow at next year’s show with added commentary by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.
The Society was also the recipient of the 'Queen's Cup' this year.
The Competition for the Best Welsh Black stand in the cattle lines was won again this year by Mr& Mrs Foxwell, Rhyddid Herd. In second place was the Morgans family, Trefychan-ar-Daf Herd and third prize went to the Ellis family, Ynysfor Herd.