This years Royal Bath & West Show was held at Shepton Mallet from May 28th to !st June and attracted new exhibitors in Sally and Nigel Phillips from Ilminster and Daf and Helen Cox from near Carmarthen, S. Wales. Sally and Nigel were showing their purchases from last November’s Gold Top Sale at Exeter Market, bred by Phillip and Caroline Cox and Helen and Daf were exhibiting last years Welsh Dairy Show Champion which was bred by James Warren. Carol Wilment from North Cadbury also had a calf present for the young stock classes. They were joined by Brian and Sheila Adams, the Addington Fund, James Bartlett, and Colin Parfitt.
Earlier in the Show, Colin and his wife Caroline had the honour of being presented to the The Duchess of Cornwall in recognition of his thirty years plus exhibiting at the show.
Judging the Guernsey Classes was Colin Evans from Carmarthen and he found his Champion in Tredinney Yogi’s Primrose 29, a second calf cow from Helen and Daf Cox. Reserve Champion went to James Bartlett’s Ermie and Gertie Dorcas by Andante who had been Breed Champion at the North Somerset Show at the beginning of the month.
Tredinney Yogi’s Primrose 29.
Exhibitor Bred Champion was Graylands Elissa 11th also by Andante from Colin Parfitt. Colin also won the Tom Emm trophy for the most points in the Guernsey Classes.
Graylands Elissa 11.
Here are the results in full:
1. Parfitt. Graylands Samantha 10th by Aaron Crunch.
2. Addington Fund. Trewey Ezekeil Plum Crazy.
3. Bartlett. Hinton Gay Lass 12 by Amir.
4. Adams. Hinton Nancy by Grumpy Novak.
Heifer In Calf.
1. Adams. Trewey Prince Poppy 26.
2. Adams. Trewey Andante Jackie 52.
3. Parfitt. Graylands Justina 6th by Graylands Meadowsweets McCoy.
Cow in Calf.
1. Parfitt. Graylands Meadowsweet 69 by Andante.
Heifer In Milk.
1. Bartlett. Wiltown Claudia by Mint.
2. Parfitt. Graylands Elissa 11 by Andante.
3. Phillips. Bourton Shalford Princess 6 by Skyfame.
Junior Cow In Milk.
1. Cox. Tredinney Yogi’s Primrose 29.
2. Bartlett. Ermie and Gertie Dorcas by Andante.
3. Phillips. Bourton Harriet 18 by Mint.
4. Parfitt. Graylands Elissa 7 by Graylands Meadowsweet McCoy.
Senior Cow in Milk.
1. Bartlett. Wiltown Lynne by Shalford Pacific.
Group of Three.
Helen and Daf Cox. Tredinney Yogi’s Primrose 29.
Daf Cox with Judge Colin Evans.
Reserve Breed Champion. James Bartlett’s Ermie and Gertie Dorcas.
Colin Evans with James Bartlett! Yes James. We’ll make a showman of you yet!
Champion Heifer. James Bartlett’s, Wiltown Claudia.
Thanks to all exhibitors and helpers for providing an excellent display of Guernseys at this years Bath & West Show.
Kim Sales. (Judges Report to follow.)