• Jennifer Hyslop wins Steer Championship with Limousin sired Shake Not Stirred
  • Tecwyn Jones wins Pure Bred Championship with Limousin heifer

Frank Page, Frank Page, Lodge Farm, Elkington, Northampton has taken the Supreme Championship at the 2015 East of England Smithfield Festival at Peterborough with the Limousin x heifer French Kiss .  The 600kg heifer is by Heathmount Frenchconnection, a bull the Page’s bought at Carlisle for 15,000gns and is out of a Limousin x cow sired by Pembridge Delboy.  At the auction held on Friday 27th November, the Champion animal was sold for £6400 to Chris Bustance, Spalding.  The win marked a cracking double for Frank Page who only five days previously had lifted the Carcase Championship at the English Winter Fair.

French Kiss the 2015 Smithfield Champion from Frank Page, Northants.
French Kiss the 2015 Smithfield Champion from Frank Page, Northants.

The Steer Championship was won by Jennifer Hyslop, Girvan, with Shake Not Stirred, a home-bred September 2014-born Limousin cross sired by Shire Apollo.  This beast had also been Champion Limousin steer at Countryside Live in October. Standing as the Reserve Steer, also from Jenifer Hyslop, was Jack the Lad, a Limousin cross sired by Powerhouse Elite.

Tecwyn Jones, Ty Newydd, Nebo, Llanwrst, Conwy won the Pure Bred and Continental Championship with an 18-month-old pedigree Limousin heifer weighing 648kgs.  It was sired sired by Elite Forever Brill and bred by J.M. Jones, Pen-y-Bryniau.  Standing Reserve in the Pure-Bred Continental section was a Limousin x steer from Ifan J Phillips.

(full report and results to follow)