The club year started in February with the AGM where three new committee members were elected to the committee: Andrew Nicholls, Richard Osbourne and Trevor Wynne. Alison Glasgow represented the Society and gave a presentation on performance recording.

The first club stock judging event was held in June at Dunsa Farm, the home of the Chatsworth Herd by kind permission of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. This was a very sunny evening which showed off the cattle to there best potential. The master judge was Will Forrester who did an excellent job of judging the cattle and helped the young breeders with their set of reasons. A big thank you must go to Mr Ian Turner, Chatsworth Farm Manager, and his wife Carol for organising the event and providing the super beef rolls.

Young Breeders Stockjudging

1st Matthew Clark

2nd Daisy Fretwell

3rd = James Finlay & Tom Bird

5th James Heath

The second stock judging took us to the other side of the Club area to Pwllheli. This event was held by the kind invitation of Sian & Meldwyn Jones with 60 members and friends enjoying a very good sunny afternoon viewing the Garmon Herd. These cows were like peas in a pod, the cows having exceptional length and style. Master Judge for this afternoon was Alaw Jones who gave a very detailed explanation on her reasons. Sian and Meldwyn certainly know how to host a stock judging with coffee and cakes available at the beginning and a BBQ at the end of the evening.

Stock Judging Results


1st Rachel Morley

2nd Carol Wynne

3rd Alison Clark



1st John Lloyd

2nd Ken Jones

3rd M. Jones


Young Breeders

1st Matthew Clark

2nd Sion Lloyd Williams

3rd James Heath

It was Ladies’ Day at the first new Limousin Grand Prix events held at the Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern, as Foxhillfarm Gracie from Mr & Mrs M Alford, Foxhill Farm, Blackborough, Cullompton, Devon took the Supreme Championship. Judge Chris Pennie of the Sarkley Herd put up Dinmore Elegance from Mr P Dawes, Kipperknowle Farm, Dinmore, Hereford as his Reserve Overall.

Club Open Day

After the very wet weather of 2012, we finally got the chance to have an open day at the Garyvaughan Herd by kind permission of Colin and Elaine Lewis and family, the overall herd competion champion in 2012. This event was well attended with around 260 people viewing this very successful herd. Plumtree Deus, their stock bull, is really stamping his progeny well.

This year it was decided not to hold a club weekend away, so a day visit to Whinfellpark was organised with 35 people supporting this trip where they were able to see the renowned Limousin bull Dorcorsllwyn Fabio and his progeny and plenty of other well-bred cattle.

Richard Bartle judged this year’s herd competition which had a record number of herds enter – 29 in total. The results where given at the club’s annual dinner and dance held at the Boars Head, Sudbury with overall champion herd going to Will and Jackie Forresters’ Twemlows Herd.

The club held 2 club sales this year at Welshpool market , the spring sale being very well supported by club members and a good trade achieved throughout. Membership of the Club remains constant with around 100 members. A club trip to Ireland is being organised for 2014 with everyone welcome!


North West Midlands & North Wales Cattle Breeders Club

Herd Competition Results for 2013

Judge : –  Mr R Bartle

Extra Large
1st Twemlows Mr WL & Mrs J A Forrester
2nd Garyvaughan Mr CV Lewis
3rd Chatsworth Chatsworth Settlement
1st Garmon Mrs S Lloyd Jones
2nd Mayfields Mr AJ Clark
3rd Ashledge Messrs AG Kirton & Sons
1st Roughley Walter Smith Farms Ltd
2nd Threaphurst Messrs JM & MJ Bennett
3rd Alwen Mr TLL & Mrs CP Wynne
1st Myfyrian Mr G Roberts
2nd Oakbarn Oakbarn Livestock
3rd Kathray Mr & Mrs KM Bird
Extra Small
1st Hollyash Messrs J & G Burrough
2nd Rempstone Miss HC Burton
3rd Pabo Mr WP Hughes & Son
3rd Gorswen Mr C Roberts
Overall Extra Small, Small & Medium
1st Roughley Walter Smith Farms Ltd
Overall Large
1st Twemlows Mr WL & Mrs J A Forrester
Best Stockbull & Progeny
1st Twemlows Dynamite Mr WL & Mrs J A Forrester
2nd Plumtree Deus Mr CV Lewis
3rd Haltcliffe Valiant Chatsworth Settlement
Best Youngstock
1st Twemlows Mr WL & Mrs J A Forrester
2nd Roughley Walter Smith Farms Ltd
3rd Garyvaughan Mr CV Lewis
Best Bull – January to May 2012
1st Mayfields Hisgrace Mr AJ Clark
2nd Myfyrian Huw Mr G Roberts
3rd Garyvaughan Haines Mr CV Lewis
Best Bull – June to December 2012
1st Garyvaughan Hidget Mr CV Lewis
2nd Alwen Huw Mr TLL & Mrs CP Wynne
3rd Pabo Hari Mr WP Hughes & Son
Best Heifer – January to April 2012
1st Dolcorsllwyn Hotstuff Mr GP Vaughan
2nd Pabo Haf Mr WP Hughes & Son
3rd Twemlows Hazel Mr WL & Mrs J A Forrester
Best Heifer – May to December 2012
1st Threaphurst Heather Messrs JM & MJ Bennett
2nd Roughley Hielle Walter Smith Farms Ltd
3rd Brynglas Heather Messrs DG & KJ Evans
Best Bull Calf – January to March 2013
1st Threaphurst Icarus Messrs JM & MJ Bennett
2nd Rempstone Invincible Miss HC Burton
3rd Garmon Idris Mrs S Lloyd Jones
Best Bull Calf – since 1 April 2013
1st Myfyrian Iwan Mr G Roberts
2nd Brynglas Ianto Messrs DG & KJ Evans
3rd Ashledge Inferno Messrs AG Kirton & Sons
Best Heifer Calf – January to March 2013
1st Roughley Izzy Walter Smith Farms Ltd
2nd Chatsworth Instrument Chatsworth Settlement
3rd Garmorn Imogen Mrs S Lloyd Jones
Best Heifer Calf – since 1 April 2013
1st Dolcorsllwyn India Mr GP Vaughan
2nd Enigma India JW & RW Osborne
3rd Twemlows Itunes Mr WL & Mrs J A Forrester
Best Newcomers
1st Ashfordhall Peter Hunt
2nd Ternvalley AJ & SD Heath
3rd Dulyn Arwel Roberts
Best Turned out Young Breeder
  Specs Inspector William Nicholls