North Somerset Show 2014. First Championship win for James Bartlett.
The 155th North Somerset Show was held at Wraxall, Near Bristol, Somerset on May 5th. Exhibitors present were the Parfitt Family from nearby Dundry, Brian and Sheila Adams from Langport, Sally and Nigel Phillips from Ilminster , James Bartlett from Mudford Near Yeovil and Abi Marshall from Okehampton. There were a total of thirteen cattle present for Judge James Warren to place and he found his Champion in Ermie and Gertie Dorcas owned by James Bartlett. She is a second calf cow by Andante and was the first Champion for James and his Hinton Herd.
Dorcas also went on to be Reserve Supreme Dairy Champion behind the Holstein Champion.
Reserve Champion Guernsey went to Abi Marshall and her recent purchase from Ian and David Crouch, Blacknor Cracker Banger Boy Bramley.
Here are the results in full:
Maiden Heifer Born after 1.3.13.
1. Parfitt. Graylands Samantha 10th by Aaron’s Crunch.
2. Adams. Hinton Romany Nancy by Grumpy Novak.
3. Adams. Wiltown Annabelle by Andante.
Heifer in Calf.
1. Adams. Trewey Andante Jackie 52.
2. Adams. Trewey Prince Poppy 26.
3. Parfitt. Graylands Justina 6th by G. Meadowsweets McCoy.
Heifer in Milk.
1. Abi Marshall. Blacknor Cracker Banger Boy Bramley.
2. Bartlett. Hinton Anne by Levi.
3. Parfitt. Graylands Elissa 11th by Andante.
Cow In Calf.
1. Parfitt. Graylands Meadowsweet 69th by Andante.
Junior Cow in Milk.
1. Bartlett. Ermie and Gertie Dorcas by Andante.
2. Phillips. Bourton Harriet 18 by Mint.
Senior Cow in Milk.
1. Parfitt. Graylands Elissa 7th by G. Meadowsweets McCoy.
Group of Three.
Champion Guernsey: James Bartlett. Ermie and Gertie Dorcas.
Reserve Champion : Abi Marshall. Blacknor Cracker Banger Boy Bramley.
Three of our young breeders were out in the Handlers Classes. Izzy Phillips was parading her Grandparents calf, Annabelle, in the 8-11 years class. Here we see her talking to judge Alan Green.
She was then deservedly awarded second prize in the class!
In the class for 12 to 16 year olds, Abi Marshall and Harry Crowter were representing the Breed. Here is Harry and Nancy.
Unfortunately, Abi and Harry were not in the top places, giving way to the Black and White experienced leaders and maybe a little colour blindness!
Judges Report. Click below.