Results Round Up
AN on-farm accident has already brought a strange quirk of luck to one Royal Welsh exhibitor this week - on Monday Gareth Jones, Cwmtirmynach, watched on from his crutches as his Charolais heifer landed the supreme beef title.
Another exhibitor who was hoping for similar reversal of fortune was Gwyn Edwards, of Pencraig Fawr, Betws GG.
Six weeks ago the specialist beef finisher badly injured his hand when moving a hopper with his son Dion, 17.
He needed 50 stitches, lost all feeling in his fingers and was close to losing them altogether.
It also meant that Dion and brother Guy, 16, were lined up as emergency handlers for the family's annual Royal Welsh outing.
Yesterday, in a last-minute change of heart, Gwyn took to Llanelwedd's cattle ring at the head of 15-month-old Limousin cross heifer Red Hot. The gamble paid off when the homebred animal landed the reserve female championship behind the eventual commercial cattle winner.
In the sheep lines it was business as usual for Texel specialist Heulwen Thomas, of Bryn Garth, Llanerchymedd. She successfully defended the breed title she won last year with a homebred sherling ewe from her 100-head Byn Garth flock.
For good measure one of her aged ewes won the reserve championship as well.
Royal Welsh debutant Gareth Jones, 21, of Foxhall Farm, Henllan, Denbigh claimed the Texel male championship with a two-year-old ram bought for 900gns at Ruthin's Texel sale.
In the Beltex rings, a popular result was recorded by another Royal Welsh debutant, the Aberystwyth butcher Rob Rattray.
His reserve champion two-year-old homebred ram, "Rattray's Mr Urdd", was named to promote this year's Urdd Eisteddfod in his home county of Ceredigion.
Richard Wyn Howatson, of Erw Salisbury, Denbigh, almost completed a remarkable double yesterday. After winning Monday's Welsh Hill Speckled Face section, he claimed reserve in the Derbyshire Gritstones.
There were also breed wins for Brynsiencyn's MN & JH Williams (Pedigree Welsh), Denbigh's Emyr O Roberts (Charmoise) and Corwen's PA Smith (Welsh Mule).
DAIRY CATTLE Holstein Ch: Sahara Holsteins, Church Farm, Wilcrick, Caldicot; R: AH Wilson & Sons, Tregibby Farm, Cardigan. Ayrshire Ch: ET Tomlinson & Son, Loughborough; R: Phillip Reed, Rhos-y-gadair, Blaenannerch, Cardigan. Jersey Ch: S & S Murray Farms, Wolverhampton; R: EM & E Morgan, Nanyybwla, …
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Publication information: Article title: Results Round Up. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: July 21, 2010. Page number: 18. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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