Borders farms make mark at Hereford show

Cornhill breeders Peter and Linda Whittaker of Stickle Heaton Farm won the Hereford national poll show in Gloucestershire.

More than 100 cattle were forward but Canadian judge Ian Harvie gave the show’s senior male champion, two and half year old Spurstow 1 Super Duty, the nod for the supreme championship.

Ron and Robert Wilson of Cowbog, Kelso took the reserve junior male championship with Romany 1 Hero D1 H23.

In the female section, the reserve grand female championship went to intermediate champion Romany 1 Dawn A84 A51, owned by the Whittakers – and Dawn is by current Sire of the Year Baybridge 1 Atlas. The junior female championship went to Romany 1 Lily A84 H11, also by Baybridge 1 Atlas, from the Wilsons’ Scottish Borders. And Lily took the overall junior championship.

The Wilson’s also took the reserve junior female championship with Romany 1 Dawn A51 H55. The Romany herd were also awarded the Ted Hewitson Trophy for gaining the most points over the entire show and the two groups of three classes.