A small but perfectly formed group of Salers were entered into the Royal Welsh Show, we hope to expand on this next year.
Judge Alan Howatson from Newton Stewart, Dumfries, cast his expert eye over the animals put forward and as a maternal breed chose a Salers cow as his overall champion.
Indiana Poll an imported cow born 7/10/12 from Alun and Mathew Jones bred by Gaec De Solignac sire Cumbrian Joker, dam Britany stood out as the champion, due to calf in November this cow had been flushed for embryos.
Indiana Poll – Alun & Mathew Jones
Another polled animal, again from Alun and Mathew Jones, was reserve champion. Rigel Khaki Poll born 2/4/15, bred by Terence and Jane Pye of Rigel Pedigree, sire Rigel Munro, dam Rigel Opal Poll.
Rigel Khaki Poll – Alun & Mathew Jones
Best Junior Male went to J F Robinson & Sons for Preenbank Lord Charles, born 6/3/16 sired by Seawell Invader out of Preenbank Christabel
Preenbank Lord Charles – J F Robinson & Sons
Best Junior Female went to T Roberts for Onley Lala born 7/2/16, sired by Cleuchhead Xerox out of Onley Angel
Onley Lala – T Roberts (E & P Evans)
SHOW RESULTS – Judge A Howatson, Newton Stewart, Dumfries.
Bull born on or before 31 December 2015
1st Rigel Khaki Poll M Jones
Bull born on or after 1 January 2016
1st Preenbank Lord Charles J F Robinson & Sons
2nd Onley Lemmy T Roberts (E & P Evans)
Cow born on or before 31 December 2014 in calf or with calf at foot
1st Indiana Poll M Jones
2nd Lyre C Roberts
Heifer born on or between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015
1st Morfa Ceridwen J E Thomas
2nd Preenbank Kikamamia J F Robinson & Sons
Heifer born on or after 1 January 2016
1st Onley Lala T Roberts (E & P Evans)
2nd Preenbank Lady Jolanda J F Robinson & Sons
3rd Kington Glory 2 S Simmons
4th Kington Desire S Simmons
Salers Overall Champion (Campsmount Trophy) – Indiana Poll M Jones
Salers Best Opposite Sex to the Champion (Hallows Trophy) – Rigel Khaki Poll M Jones
Best Female Exhibit – Indiana Poll M Jones
Best Senior Male (Allington Hughes Shield) – Rigel Khaki Poll M Jones
Best Senior Heifer (Carrick View Cup) – Morfa Ceridwen J E Thomas
Best Junior Male (Franklin Shield) – Preenbank Lord Charles J F Robinson & Sons
Best Junior Female (Morwenstow Trophy) – Onley Lala T Roberts (E & P Evans)
Best Turned Out Animals (Henry Gibson Memorial Cup) – M Jones
Stockman Shield – T Roberts