A three year old cow, Smithy Lacey, has been strutting her stuff across a handful of local shows across the West of England this summer.
Bred by A K and J K Smith of Bude in Cornwall the super stylish young cow, by Dinmore Goldgrest out of Breisisel, a Neuf daughter, took the Interbreed Championship at the highly regarded Honiton show in Devon at the start August. She had her impressive Lodge Hamlet January 2018 born heifer calf, Smithy Opal, at foot.
In other triumphs, Lacey was the Champion Limousin and then Interbreed Champion at the Launceston show in July. This is the second year in a row she took the top accolade at Launceston, having been triumphant in 2017 as an in-calf heifer. Earlier in the same month she had been tapped out as the Supreme Champion at the Stithians Show and in June stood Reserve in the Interbreed Championship for the best beef cow with a natural born calf at foot at the Royal Cornwall show. With her calf at foot she has also been tapped out as Interbreed Champion at Camelford, Oakhampton and Holsworthy shows.
Speaking about her success, a delighted Jo Smith, who runs a small eight head pedigree Limousin herd with her husband, said “We are absolutely delighted with her performance over the summer. The fact that she is home-bred makes her success even more pleasing”