In a week of celebrations of the Limousin Society’s 50th Anniversary, all descended on H&H Borderway mart for two days of spectacular commercial and pedigree shows on 29th and 30th July 2022.
In the pedigree section, it was Upperffrydd Power who literally powered through to the Overall Pedigree Championship. In the run up to the event there had been increasing speculation whether this three-year old bull would lift the title, having already claimed championships at the Royal Welsh and Great Yorkshire Shows this season. Brought out to perfection by owner Thor Atkinson and his team of the Arradfoot pedigree herd, Power was bred by Tomos Evans of the Upperffrydd herd in Powys and sold to Mr Atkinson for 3,000gns in Carlisle in October 2020. He is sired by the record-breaking price Trueman Jagger, who won the last National Show in 2016, and out of the noted Foxhillfarm Joslyn. A very nice bonus on the day saw Power’s first calf – Arradfoot Salvador – also lift the Reserve Junior Male title; a fantastic kick-start to his breeding career.
Coming up through the heavyweight heifer classes and claiming the Overall Commercial Championship was Limousin-bred heifer Maggie. A March 2021-born calf by noted sire Trueman Idol, she was bred and exhibited by B&L Wilkinson, Ivy Farm, Leyburn, North Yorks.
In the hot seats were judges Jim Quail from Northern Ireland (commercial heifers), Louise Forsyth from Scotland (commercial steers), Christian Laloi from France (pedigree females) and Paul Sykes from Ireland (pedigree males). In a marathon across the two days they saw their way through twenty three main classes, 11 championships and three special classes.
Commenting on the event, Craig Ridley, the BLCS Honorary President said “This is a superb occasion for the Limousin breed. It has been present in the UK for fifty years and dominant within the beef sector for the majority of that time. The show of cattle here today – both pedigree and commercial – represents what has been achieved by the breed in that time and is the very best showcase of what it can offer. Carcase quality, maternal ability and versatility are what it is all about and we have bloodlines on show – old and new – that deliver these facets to industry day-in-day-out, year-in-year-out. A sincere thank you to all exhibitors, judges, sponsors and those attending simply to support. All present are part of the UK Limousin story so far and what it will deliver in the future”
THE BLCS 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW CHAMPIONS AND RESULTS
Senior Male, Overall Male and Supreme Limousin Champion
Upperffrydd Power bred by Tomos Evans and owned by Thor Atkinson, Arradfoot
Senior Female, Overall Female and Reserve Supreme Limousin Champion
Needing little introduction, Foxhillfarm Naomi is a 2017-born Trueman Jagger daughter out of Foxhillfarm Isla and is bred and owned by Mr & Mrs M Alford, Cullompton, Devon. In 2019, as a two year old heifer she won seven breed championships including the Royal Welsh , the Highland and the Great Yorkshire Show – becoming a Triple Crown winner in doing so – and also claimed six interbreed titles.
Senior Male and Reserve Overall Male Champion
Standing Senior Male Champion and Reserve Overall Male Champion to Upperffrydd Power was the 2020-born Deveronvale Razzledazzle bred by Mr G Morrison, from Banff in Aberdeenshire. Purchased by Mr S Wilson of the Impulsive pedigree herd, Corby Hill, Carlisle for 24,000gns in at the Carlisle May sale earlier in the year, Razzledazzle already has show success under his belt winning the Junior Male and Reserve Overall Championships at the Royal Highland Show in June.
Junior Male Champion
The Junior Male Champion for the day was Pabo Superspice bred by Llyr & Peredur Hughes from Anglesey. This February 2021-born bull is by Derrygullinane Kingbull out of homebred cow Pabo Mared and was sold at the Carlisle Limousin sale in May this year for 19,000gns to WD Wright & Sons, Parkgate, Dumfries. Another bull with show success in the bag this year, Superspice was Junior and Male Reserve Champion at the Royal Welsh Show just a few weeks ago.
Reserve Junior Male Champion
A strong Reserve Junior Male Champion to Pabo Superspice was Arradfoot Salvador, bred and owned by Thor Atkinson, Arradfoot, Ullswater. The icing on the cake for the Arradfoot team, this smart Oct-21 bull is the first calf born by their Supreme Champion, Upperffrydd Power, out of Greenferns Lucky, purchased by Mr Atkinson in 2017.
Reserve Senior and Overall Female Champion
The Reserve Overall Female Champion to Foxhillfarm Naomi was Haltcliffe Romance bred and owned by Craig Ridley of the Haltcliffe herd, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton. Born in June 2020, she is sired by the herd’s successful stock bull Westpit Omaha out of homebred cow Haltcliffe Onampa. These go back to well-known bloodlines including Ampertaine Foreman, Cloughhead Umpire, Wilodge Cerberus and Haltcliffe Vermount.
Intermediate Female Champion
Intermediate Female Champion for the day was Goldies Stephanie bred and owned by Bruce Goldie, Townfoot, Mouswald, Dumfries. Born in February 2021, Stephanie is sired by the herd’s own-bred Goldies Nimble – a Goldies Juggler son – out of Goldies Foxtrot. Foxtrot is a daughter of the renowned Wilodge Tonka, with Goldies Terence breeding on her dam’s side.
Reserve Intermediate Female Champion
The scopey Dinmore Solovely bred was reserve on the day to Goldies Stephanie. Born in January 2021, she was bred by Paul Dawes of the Dinmore herd, Herefordshire and sold in the latter part of 2021 to exhibitor Messrs AK & JK Smith. By homebred sire Dinmore Orly and out of dam Dinmore Mylovely, she goes back to French sire Luron on her sire’s side and Wilodge Vantastic on her dam’s side.
Junior Female Champion
The Junior Female Champion title went home to John Nimmo of the Maraiscote herd near Wishaw, with a sweet June 2021-born heifer Maraiscote Sorbet. No stranger to a ticket on her headcollar having already been placed in her class at the Royal Highland Show in June, she is by the herd’s successful sire Bassingfield Machoman out of Maraiscote Jellybelly.
Reserve Junior Female Champion
Standing Reserve Junior Female Champion to Maraiscote Sorbet was Lowflan Storm bred and exhibited by Messrs I Wilson & C Wood. A smart May 2021-born heifer, she is sired by Ironstone Gandi out of homebred cow Lowflan Joy. Breeding here goes back to the famous Wilodge Vantastic and Bailea Umandy on the sire’s side, with Kingshaugh and Ironstone breeding on the dam’s side.
Overall Supreme Commercial Champion & Best Commercial Animal Bred by Exhibitor
It was a day to remember for Messrs B&L Wilkinson, Ivy Farm, Leyburn when they lifted the 50th National Limousin Show Overall Commercial Supreme Championship, and a cheque for £950, with their homebred heavyweight heifer Maggie.
Weighing in at 630kgs this March 2021-born heifer by Trueman Idol came through the first of the heavyweight heifer classes to lift the Heifer Championship before moving on to take the Overall Supreme Championship. Judges for the day were butchers Jim Quail (heifers) and Louise Forsyth (heifers) with decisions on champions a team effort.
Champion Steer and Overall Reserve Commercial Champion
Reserve to the Overall Champion, Maggie, was Champion Steer, OVD, bred by Kilnstown Farms Ltd and owned and exhibited by Aileen Ritchie from Whitecairns in Aberdeenshire. He caught the eye of Judge Louise Forsyth in the heavyweight steer class. Weighing in at 648kg he is by Goldies Mutual and is born April 2021.
Reserve Steer Champion & Reserve Commercial Animal Bred by Exhibitor
In a successful day for the Maraiscote herd, Maraiscote Sid took the Reserve Steer Championship. A purebred Limousin born May 2021, Sid came through the lightweight steer section, weighing 559kg. He is sired by the herd’s successful pedigree sire Bassingfield Machoman.
Reserve Heifer Champion
Taking the Reserve Heifer Championship home was a stylish May 2021-born heifer bred by Jo Roberston and Co, and owned and exhibited by Wilson A Peters. Sired by Glenrock Inferno, she had worked her way to the top through the lightweight heifer classes, weighing 482kg.
Best Pair of Commercial Cattle
1st Lot 254 Playful Peem bred by J Drysdale & Sons, owned and exhibited by Wilson A Peters.
A steer born February 2021 sired by Overton Montrose
Lot 234 bred by Joe Roberston & Son, owned and exhibited by Wilson A Peters.
A heifer born may 2021 sired by Glenrock Inferno.
2nd Lot 258 Harvey bred and owned by Miss H Donaldson. A steer born march 2021 sired by Jimbo.
Lot 225 Fizz bred by E M Townley & Sons, owned and exhibited by Miss H Donaldson.
A heifer born march 2022.
Full details of class winners are as follows:
Regional Group of four
1st – The Scottish Limousin Club
(heifers Glenrock Redruby, Burnbank Roslynn, Burnbank Rubytuesday and bull Milbrook Playboy)
2nd – The North West Limousin Club
(heifers Mystyle Santorini, Haltcliffe Romance, cow Whinfellpark Marilyn and bull Upperffrydd Power)
Class 1- Limousin Heifer born on or between 01/09/21 and 31/12/21. Maiden.
1st – Lot 003 Goldies Sunshine bred/exhibited by Bruce Goldie
2nd – Lot 006 Haltcliffe Secret bred/exhibited by Haltcliffe
Class 2- Limousin Heifer born on or between 01/05/21 and 31/08/21. Maiden.
1st – Lot 016 Maraiscote Sorbet bred/exhibited by John Nimmo
2nd – Lot 009 Lowflan Storm bred/exhibited by I Wilson & C Wood
3rd – Lot 016A Fairywater Sallie bred/exhibited by J A Ewing
4th – Lot 009A Maraiscote Sojeri bred/exhibited by John Nimmo
5th – Lot 015 Shaws Star bred/exhibited by M & F Burns
Class 3- Limousin Heifer born on or between 01/03/21 and 30/04/21. Maiden.
1st – Lot 024 Allanfauld Sunqueen bred/exhibited by A MacGregor
2nd – Lot 037 Glenrock Scottishqueen bred/exhibited by Mr S & Mr T Illingworth
3rd – Lot 031 Dinmore Sublime bred/exhibited by Paul Dawes
4th – Lot 035 Shaws Senga bred/exhibited by M & F Burns
5th – Lot 028 Goldies Sarah bred/exhibited by J & K Little
Class 4- Limousin Heifer born on or between 01/01/21 and 28/02/21. Maiden.
1st – Lot 048 Goldies Stephanie bred/exhibited by Bruce Goldie
2nd – Lot 038 Dinmore Solovely bred by Paul Dawes, owned/exhibited by Messrs AK & JK Smith
3rd – Lot 046 Mystyle Santorini bred/exhibited by W Richardson & Son
4th – Lot 043 Grahams Scarlett bred/exhibited by R & J Graham
5th – Lot 045 Grahams Sportyspice bred/exhibited by R & J Graham
Class 5- Limousin Heifer born on or between 01/07/20 and 31/12/20. Maiden or in-Calf.
1st – Lot 049 Taygreen Rhonda bred/exhibited by James Jackson
2nd – Lot 052 Westpit Revolution bred by A & J Gammie, owned/exhibited by Edwards Brothers
3rd – Lot 051 Glenrock Redruby bred/exhibited by Mr S & Mr T Illingworth
4th – Lot 053 Hollingreave Rosy bred by Mr Stuart Littlewood, owned/exhibited by Mr M Phillips
5th – Lot 056 Ritchies Razzledazzle bred/exhibited by Aileen Ritchie
Class 6- Limousin Heifer born on or between 01/01/20 and 30/06/20. In-Calf or with calf at foot.
1st – Lot 069 Haltcliffe Romance bred/exhibited by Haltcliffe
2nd – Lot 062 Whinfellpark Roxanne bred by A W Jenkinson Farms
3rd – Lot 066 Burnbank Rubytuesday bred/exhibited by D & L Graham
4th – Lot 063 Taygreen Ruby bred/exhibited by James Jackson
5th – Lot 064 Pabo Rightlove bred/exhibited by Llyr & Peredur Hughes
Class 7- Limousin Cow born on or between 01/01/19 and 31/12/19. Incalf or with calf at foot.
1st – Lot 075 Dinmore Perfection bred/exhibited by Paul Dawes
2nd – Lot 071 Frogmore Petunia bred/exhibited by Chris White
3rd – Lot 072 Breconside Prickles bred by Breconside Farming Ptnrs, owned/exhibited by Mr H Emslie
4th – Lot 074 Upperffrydd Pippa bred by Tomos Evans, owned/exhibited by Mr T Atkinson
5th – Lot 070 Frogmore Pembroke bred/exhibited by Chris White
Class 8- Limousin Cow born on or before 31/12/18. In-calf or with calf at foot.
1st – Lot 083 Foxhillfarm Naomi bred/exhibited by Mr & Mrs M Alford
2nd – Lot 081 Whinfellpark Marilyn bred/exhibited by A W Jenkinson Farms
3rd – Lot 078 Ashledge Lillianna bred/exhibited by AG Kirton & Sons
4th – Lot 084 Haltcliffe Orchid bred/exhibited by Haltcliffe
5th – Lot 077 Brontemoor Iceicebaby bred/exhibited byJM & SM Priestley
Class 9- Limousin Bull born on or between 01/09/21 and 31/12/21.
1st – Lot 089 Arradfoot Salvador bred/exhibited by Thor Atkinson
2nd – Lot 090 Haltcliffe Squire bred/exhibited by Haltcliffe
Class 10- Limousin Bull born on or between 01/05/21 and 31/08/21.
1st – Lot 104 Grahams Sterling bred/exhibited by R & J Graham
2nd – Lot 100 Ashledge Saint bred/exhibited by AG Kirton & Sons
3rd – Lot 099 Arradfoot Samos bred/exhibited by Thor Atkinson
4th – Lot 092 Anside Sheriff bred/exhibited by Mr & Mrs S Irvine
5th – Lot 101 Cowin Scorpion bred/exhibited by W D Dyfan & Carol James
Class 11- Limousin Bull born on or between 01/03/21 and 30/04/21.
1st – Lot 112 Whinfellpark Spud bred/exhibited by A W Jenkinson Farms
2nd – Lot 119 Ashledge Storm bred/exhibited by AG Kirton & Son
3rd – Lot 120 Maraiscote Sauvage bred/exhibited by John Nimmo
4th – Lot 122 Anside Shockwave bred/exhibited by Mr & Mrs S Irvine
5th – Lot 116 Ronick Saltire bred/exhibited by Ronald Dick
Class 12- Limousin Bull born on or between 01/01/21 and 28/02/21.
1st – Lot 128 Pabo Superspice bred/exhibited by Llyr & Peredur Hughes
2nd – Lot 130 Barros Sundance bred/exhibited by William Barron
3rd – Lot 125 Wedderburn Someboy bred/exhibited by Mr J K Hunter
4th – Lot 129 Strawfrank Sonnybill bred/exhibited by Allan Campbell
5th – Lot 127 Limehil Sparta bred/exhibited by Hannah Ormerod
Class 13- Limousin Bull born on or between 01/01/20 and 31/12/20.
1st – Lot 132 Deveronvale Razzledazzle bred by Mr G Morrison, owned/exhibited by Mr S Wilson
2nd – Lot 131 Elderberry Rocketman bred/exhibited by E Blenkhorn & Son
Class 14- Limousin Bull born on or between 01/01/19 and 31/12/19 with no less than 6 registered progeny.
1st – Lot 134 Upperffrydd Power bred by Tomos Evans, owned/exhibited by Mr T Atkinson
2nd – Lot 136 Milbrook Playboy bred by W Smith, owned/exhibited by Mr A MacGregor
Class 15- Limousin Bull born before 31/12/18 with no less than 6 registered progeny.
1st – Lot 137 Westpit Omaha bred by Messrs A & J Gammie, owned/exhibited by Haltcliffe
Class 16A- Lightweight Heifer:
1st – Lot 249 Hotspice bred/exhibited by Llyr & Peredur Hughes
2nd – Lot 246 Platinum Jubilee bred/exhibited by JM & SM Priestley
3rd – Lot 250 Shes The One bred/exhibited by John Williams
Class 16B- Lightweight Heifer:
1st – Lot 234 bred by Jo Roberston & Company and owned/exhibited by Wilson A Peters
2nd – Lot 244 Porn Star Martini bred by N Beverage and owned/exhibited by Messrs Mudd and Bentley
3rd – Lot 211 Kiki bred by Messrs E Telfer and owned/exhibited by Mr A Barnett
4th – Lot 230 Picture Perfect owned/exhibited by M & R Barker
5th – Lot 245A bred/exhibited by J A Ewing
Class 17A- Intermediate Heifer:
1st – Lot 233 Derg Sassygirl bred/exhibited by Messrs J & S Allen
2nd – Lot 223 Kayla bred/exhibited by Gwanwyn Rowlands & Meiri Francis
3rd – Lot 248 Ba-Ba-Babybel bred by Trevor Price & Wendy Morgan and owned/exhibited by Mr I J Phillips
4th – Lot 242 Happy Ending bred by J M & A M Lewis and owned/exhibited by Stewart & Lynsey Bett
5th – Lot 208 Missed owned/exhibited by J M & S M Rowlands
Class 17B- Intermediate Heifer:
1st – Lot 240 Dolly bred/exhibited by Nigel Leighton
2nd – Lot 231 Sarkley Sabella bred by E H Pennie & Son and owned/exhibited by Wilodge
3rd – Lot 205 Shakira bred by Garrowby Estate Farm and owned/exhibited by Mr D Hall
4th – Lot 237 Barnard Babe exhibited by Mytholnroyd and owned/exhibited by Messrs A & E Vance
5th – Lot 219 Pandemic Princess bred/exhibited by Edwards Bros
Class 18A- Heavyweight Heifer:
1st – Lot 221 Maggie bred/exhibited by B & L Wilkinson
2nd – Lot 238 Peachy bred/exhibited by P & E B Robson
3rd – Lot 217 Hightown Sarah bred/exhibited by Wilkinson & Smith-Jackson
4th – Lot 239 Sexy Spice bred by W P Hughes & Son and owned/exhibited by Stewart & Lynsey Bett
5th – Lot 216 El bred by Sean Ramsbottom and owned/exhibited by Dufton, Small and Wilkinson
Class 18B Heavyweight Heifer:
1st – Lot 224 Daisy Duke bred by D S Townsend and owned/exhibited by Wilson A Peters
2nd – Lot 203 Black Magic bred/exhibited by Dufton, Small & Wilkinson
3rd – Lot 215 Kiss My bred/exhibited by Nigel Leighton
4th – Lot 200 Something Special owned/exhibited by JM & SM Rowlands
5th – Lot 202 Dam Shes Glam bred/exhibited by Alister & Elizabeth Vance
Class 19- Lightweight Steer:
1st – Lot 263 Maraiscote Sid bred/exhibited by John Nimmo
2nd – Lot 262 Banksy bred by J W Smith-Jackson and owned/exhibited by A G Laws
3rd – Lot 256 Josh bred/exhibited by Gwanwyn Rowlands & Meiri Francis
4th – Lot 262A bred/exhibited by J A Ewing
5th – Lot 265 Super Ted bred/exhibited by G & E Jones
Class 21 Heavyweight Steer:
1st – Lot 259 OVD bred by Kilnstown Farms Ltd and owned/exhibited by Aileen Ritchie
2nd – Lot 258 Harvey bred/exhibited by H Donaldson
3rd – Lot 254 Playful Peem bred by J Drysdale & Sons and owned/exhibited by Wilson A Peters
4th – Lot 260 Whiskey Sour bred by R Hutchinson & Sons and owned/exhibited by Messrs Mudd & Bentley
5th – Lot 252 Hoopla bred by Brian Harper and owned/exhibited by Messrs A & E Vance