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LOCAL TALENT CATCHES THE EYE


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visit to the east is one of the trips to make, so Greg Watson and I ventured to the Royal Norfolk Show to see what the locals have been shouting about. Our fi rst impression was that people still themselves as well as their animals turned out in their fi nery. Funny that, it’s just what the Royal used to be like 20 years ago. Even with an 8am start, the ringside soon fi lled up and, with eight to 10 animals in each class, they had plenty to watch judge John Lawson do as he made his placings and explained why.


In a great show of heifers, the Proctor’s of Airfi eld won the day with a great animal. She looked like a heifer and will have a big future, especially when she gets to like the halter. Airfi eld Jubilant Tara was so correct in the udder and, with her long dairy frame, stood ahead of another from the same team, Airfi eld Jordan Amanda, another heifer full of milk and winner of the senior heifer class. The class of the day, with 12 entries, was the young cow in milk class and after long deliberation, and a change at the top, Louis and Fran Baugh led the way with Neatishall Talent Ricki, a long clean cow with great ring presence and a super young cow’s udder. Ricki’s udder was very good, but the Best Udder ribbon went to the Proctor’s runner-up. Airfi eld Atomic Ring 3, who fi nished a close second.


Despite the Championship having many good contenders from the other classes, the major honours just had to go to these two great young cows, who went on to win the Interbreed Championship for the Holsteins. Louis and Fran can be proud of a real ‘Talent’ in their team. It was a great day out and I even met my neighbours, who must have


ABOVE Neatishall Talent Ricki provided Louis and Fran Baugh’s Norwich-based herd with a well- deserved Champion at the Royal Norfolk Show.


heard what an excellent show this is. The cattle lines were full of friendly exhibitors and top class cows. The Show itself was full of country people and ladies in hats that you normally only see at weddings or Royal Ascot, a real sigh. Take my advice, a day or two in the east is well worth the petrol, especially it it’s to visit the Royal Norfolk Show.


John Gribbon GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW


Supreme Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show was Robert and Elaine Butterfi eld’s Saxelby Goldwyn Rose, led by Andrew Kennedy. They are picture with judge Hugh Neilson (right) and Yorkshire Club President Bernard Liddle.


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