The Welsh Black Cattle Society had a successful and enjoyable week at the Royal Welsh Show 2016.
A very good show of cattle by Welsh Black members managed to stay reasonably cool amid sudden very high temperatures.
Judge of the Welsh Black cattle classes was Mr Robert Jones, Caer Berllan, Tywyn.
The Champion Bull was Rhyddid Sgethrog, exhibited by Mrs Lynn Foxwell, and Reserve Champion was gerddi-Bluog Addewid 4th, exhibited by Mrs jessica Williams.
Champion Female was Trefychan-ar-Daf Dilys 16th, exhibited by Sally Lloyd. Special mention goes to Mr &Mrs Ransome who, on their first show, received ‘Reserve Champion’ with their home-bred heifer Blackmixen Sahara.
The champions were presented with goody bags by representatives of Rumenco as their prize towards the Bull & Female of the Year competition.
Mrs Lynn Foxwell also received the Penderw Challenge Cup award for the Best Male exhibit in the Welsh Black section.
The Welsh Black classes were sponsored by the NFU who, courtesy of Mr Simon Evans, also treated exhibitors and members to an Evening Buffet at their stand.
The Young Handlers Competition, organised by Sally Lloyd, took place on the Wednesday and was sponsored by member Mr Glyn Jones who is the Society’s bull inspector at sales. The winners were presented with a cash prize £50 first prize; £30 reserve prize, prize money for each class, rosettes and also a ‘goody bag’ from Rumenco. The judge was Mr Tim Bodily and winner of the competition was Ben Reynolds and reserve was Joe Twose.
Sponsors of the society’s Bull & Female of the Year competition also presented the prize winners from 2015 with their prizes. Congratulations to all.
Our own Pat Thompson who works in the Caernarfon office was presented with a ‘Long Service Award to Agriculture’ by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s President Mr W Richard Jones (Dick the auctioneer).
Don’t forget the New Competition for Pedigree Beef Pairs at Welsh County Shows. Sponsored by GREENLANDS Insurance Services Ltd. and for Pedigree beef pairs, the new competition is to be called ‘THE WELSH COUNTY SHOWS COMPETITION’
The competition is for a pair of pedigree beef animals, of any combination, belonging to one exhibitor.
Points will be awarded at each show entered as follows:
3 points for 1st place; 2 points for 2nd place and 1 point for 3rd place.
The Exhibitor can decide how many shows out of the nine** county shows in Wales to enter but only the top six results will count.
The Pair with the most points from 6 shows will receive £500; 2nd place will receive £300, and 3rd will receive £200.
Details of this competition will be in the show schedules and the intention is that the winners of the ‘Welsh County Shows Competition’ (for pedigree beef pairs) will be announced at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair 2016.
** Shows include Aberystwyth (Ceredigion County show); Anglesey; Brecon; Cardigan;
Denbigh & Flint; Monmouth; Merioneth; Pembroke and Vale of Glamorgan.