Monday, 11 June 2012

Beef Expo

Beef Expo took place on the 23rd - 24th May at the showground. It's mainly a tradeshow for businesses with most of the Cattle Society stands showing off their finest cattle and the latest trade equipment and support organisations represented.
On the first day of the show there were organised farm tours. We had some great friends staying at the house and we went to the show together. They thought that both of the tours were they good and different. After the tour there was a Native Cattle show. I am very pleased to say that a lovely Longhorn heifer weighing 598Kg from Mr & Mrs G Woollatt won the Native Heifer section and went on to win the overall Native champion. The reserve Native champion was the second place heifer from Mr Michael Read with his Lincoln Red called Hemingby Treasure coming in at 574Kg. The first place steer cam from RH & SM Grace with a great Lincoln Red called Blisland Bruiser.
The second day was a much bigger occasion consisting of 14 classes. There was a lot of great looking cattle. I also saw cattle from Canada. Wow!!!

Here are all the winners from the classes and what they weighed:

3.1. Heifer by a registered Limousin sire Mr D Hughes coming in at 491Kg. This lovely heifer became Champion Continental Heifer. Well done.
3.2. Heifer by a registered Limousin sire from Messes JEL and LS Morgan weighing 518Kg.
3.3. Heifer by a registered Limousin sire from Mr A.D. Bishop's Red Hot Honey coming in at 728Kg.
4.1. Heifer by a registered British Blue sire was won by a heifer weighing 463Kg from Messrs P&S Sellers.
4.2. Heifer by a registered British Blue sire was won by T A & C L Lyon & son with a stunning 538Kg heifer.
5. Heifer by a registered Charolais sire was won by Mr J MacGregor with a 494Kg heifer.
6. Heifer by any other Continental sure was won by a big 642Kg heifer from Mr A D Bishop.
7.1. Steer by a registered Limousin sire was won by a 514Kg steer from Messrs P & S Sellers.
7.2. Steer by a registered Limousin sire was won from J Hyslops 654Kg steer.
8. Steer by a registered British Blue sire was won by T A & C L Lyon and Sons who also won class 4.2.
9. Steer by a registered Charolais sire was won by Mr W Owen with a big strong steer weighing at 514Kg.
10. No entries
11.1. Baby heifer up to and including 425Kg. This was won by the Baby beef championship from a smaller Limousin heifer weighing in at 299Kg from T Jones. Well Done!!
11.2. Baby heifer up to and including 425Kg. This was won by a heifer from Mr R Fountaines weighing in at 379Kg.
11.3. Baby heifer up to and including 425Kg. M M & C Alford's British Blue heifer at 406Kg.
12. This was the last class. Baby steer up to and including 425Kg. This was won by the overall champion of all the classes at the show. The cow was bred from T A & C L Lyon & Sons third win of the day. The Limousin weighed 345Kg.

Hope you are all ok
Jack

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