Junior cow Felltop Joyce lifted the Supreme Championship at the Royal Welsh show having lifted the Championship trophy at the Royal Highland show in June. Joyce owned by Thor Atkinson from Cumbria, bred by John Stott also from Cumbria was born May’14 sired by Ark Diego out of Felltop Candy.
Joyce started by winning the Junior cow class before being tapped up as Female Champion and then onto Overall Breed Champion under the eye of judge Dessie Green who runs the Scaughmolin herd in Co.Wexford.
Intermediate Bull Doncombe Mulungu bred and exhibited by David and Sue Knight from Bristol took reserve Male Champion at the show before taking the reserve Championship.
Mulungu born April’16 sired by Rodleigh Voyageur out of home bred cow Doncombe Garland went on to win the Exhibitor Bred animal award.
Junior and reserve male champion awards went to Nantygelli Nicholas bred and exhibited by Stephen Pegington from Usk, Monmouthshire. Nicholas born April’17 sired by Doncombe Llabrynth out of home bred Nantygelli Velda.
Reserve Female Champion went to Doncombe Madhu born January’16 bred and exhibited by David and Sue Knight sired by Aramis out of Doncombe Ishtar.
Madhu has had an excellent season lifting not only the Blonde championship but also Interbreed Championships at the Bath and West and The Royal Three Counties shows.
David and Sue Knight went on to have further success with Doncombe Indika born January’13 again sired by Rodleigh Voyageur winning the Senior Cow class as well as winning the Maiden Heifer class with Doncombe Norma Jean born April’17 sired by Doncombe Inferno out of Doncombe Alicia who also won the Reserve Junior Champion. The Doncombe herd closed the Blonde judging by winning the Group of Three.
Fronfedw Fabien bred and exhibited by Rhydian Davies from Lampeter won the senior bull class, Fabien born March’10 won the senior bull class before joining his stable mates to take the reserve Group of Three.