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Blonde claims the 'Champion of Champions title' at Yorkshire Show.


Thor Atkinson’s five-year-old cow, Brownhill Netta, added another Championship ticket to her tally when she took the Female and Supreme Champion titles at the Great Yorkshire Show 2022.

Tapped out by James Weightman, of the Hallfield Herd, this was Netta’s fourth Supreme win this season having done the same at the National Show held at the Royal Three Counties as well as South of England, Northumberland and the Royal Highland, with her going on to stand Reserve Inter-breed at three of those as well.

Adding to her successful accolades this season, Netta also scooped the Beef Interbreed Championship award and is a first for the Blonde breed as this title has never been won before at the Great Yorkshire Show. Bred out of Brownhill Jo and bought from her breeders, Tom and John Hope, at Carlisle in 2018, Netta was shown with her Ark Maverick-sired heifer calf at foot, Newland Tanza.

Following Netta all the way from the cow class to stand Reserve Female and Reserve Supreme was Barry Allsop’s Rosebank Ophelia, a 2018-born Budore Jim-Bob daughter bred from Rosebank Legacy. Bought privately, she has never stood lower than Reserve Inter-breed on her five other outings this year. She was shown with her heifer calf at foot, Glenbarry Tish.

Thor’s son Frank claimed the Male Championship with Ballygowan Sebastion, which is by Ark Maverick and out of Ballygowan Hollie. This was his first outing ahead of the Royal Welsh and he will be put to work as junior stock bull in the Newland Herd.

Heading up the junior cow class was G, FJ and L Corner’s Lucyland Princess, a three-year-old Clondown Eddie daughter bred from Lucyland Jellybean.

Charlotte Raper had a good day in the two heifer classes, lifting the red ticket in the two-year-old class with the 20-month-old Lowhill Remembrance as well as in the yearling heifer class with 13-month-old Lowhill Simona. Both are by Hilltop Nicholson with the former out of Lowhill Inca and the latter out of Lowhill Jasmin.


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