Harrisons' rejoice at Christmas calf show
Moralee 1 Kylie KS S3 from Tom and Di Harrison, Mickley, Northumberland was tapped out as supreme champion by judge Pat Stanley, Leicestershire at the Hereford Cattle Breeders’ Association Christmas calf show which had 143 catalogued entries.
An October 2018-born heifer, Kylie is out of Moralee 1 Kylie and by the UK sire of the year SMH King Size 87K which has made such a mark in the Harrisons’ herd.
Standing in reserve was Hollybush 1 Scotty from Pete Cobley, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, which was bred by Greg and Ruth Watkins, Little Hereford, Shropshire and purchased for 2,600gns at the autumn show and sale at Hereford, after being named reserve grand male champion. Out of Romany 1 Julia D345 H17, it is by the Panmure 1 Henry son, Solpoll 1 Mustang.
Moralee 1 Kylie KS S3
Hollybush 1 Scotty Sky High 1 Shawshank Redemption
Sky High 1 Miss Viva-la-Juicy from Boomer Birch and Graeme Brindley, Weston, Staffordshire was reserve grand female champion. At 12 months old, this heifer is by semen from Remitall Super Duty 42S which sold for $270,000 at the Canadian breeders’ dispersal. It is out of former twice female of the year Dendor 1 Jennefer 15th.
The reserve grand male champion was also from the Sky High stud, and was named as Sky High 1 Shawshank Redemption, and is a full ET sister to the reserve grand female.
The heifer pairs class was won by a duo from the Moralee herd with Moralee 1 Pippa KS S11 and Katy Perry KS S8 going to the fore. Both heifers are by SMH King Size 87K. The Harrisons also had the winning group of three.
A and SG Stevenson and son had the winning pair of bulls, in the form of Alvian 1 Showman, a Solpoll 1 Kentucky Kid son and Alvian 1 Saxon, a Normanton 1 Laertes son. Both were born in December 2019.
In the young handlers’ classes, Finlay Soutter, 14, from the Normanton herd, Normanton le Heath, Leicestershire took the overall champion spot, after winning the junior class. Joseph Twose, 22, and responsible for the Beca herd, Login, Carmarthenshire was overall runner-up after taking the senior class.