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Ombrelle from Bertie Facon of Gentons Pedigree Livestock shone at the hottest Royal Welsh Show on record! The Salers classes held on Monday 18th July 2022 were kindly sponsored by Gamlins Law and the Society were delighted to welcome solicitor, Rachel Wynn Jones to present the prizes.
To mark the comeback of the show following covid restrictions, the Salers had 17 cattle forward, however predictions of soaring unprecedented heatwaves saw a reduced number of cattle present but that was not reflected in the quality of cattle put before Jennifer Davidson, Poldean to judge.

Judge – Jennifer Davidson

Jennifer has been involved the Salers breed since they were introduced to the Poldean herd in 1989. Along with her son and daughter-in-law, they farm at Moffat, in Southwest Scotland and run a herd of 300 Salers breeding cows and a flock of 500 breeding ewes.
Leading the way at the Royal Welsh was the imported cow Ombrelle from Bertie Facon, brought out by Ben Bellew. This Icare sired cow, born in December 2017, out of Energie was placed female champion and then took the overall championship title. Standing second in the cow class was Gwawr Griffiths’ Felin Mona Mai, an Illimani sired cow out of Felin Elisha with her Preenbank Lord Bisto sired calf, Parys Sweetie-Pie, at foot. Felin Mona Mai won the best turned out animal at the show.

Ombrelle from Gentons Pedigree Livestock owned by Bertie Facon – Overall & Female Champion

Winning the heifer class and standing junior female champion and reserve female champion was Gentons Royale from Bertie Facon. A January 2021 born daughter sired by Murphy and out of Olly.

The male champion, best junior male and best opposite sex to the champion was Green’s Park Raleigh by homebred Green’s Park Gabriel out of Seawell Effie. He was brought out by Keith Jempson.

Green’s Park Raleigh from C B Farms – Junior Male Champion and Best Opposite Sex to the Champion

For the hard work and dedication displayed during the show, the special prize for the best stock person was awarded to Nick Sinden of Gentons Pedigree Livestock.

On Wednesday C B Farms were awarded reserve champion in the interbreed group of three with Green’s Park Raleigh, Rita and Rina and later that same day Gwawr Griffiths and Tristan Edwards fought off all the competition in a hotly contested young handlers pairs interbreed.

Reserve Champions – Interbreed Group of Three – C B Farms
Gwawr Griffiths & Tristan Edwards competing in the Young Handlers Pairs Interbreed
Young Handlers Interbreed Pairs Champions – Gwawr Griffiths & Tristan Edwards

Salers Overall Champion (Campsmount Trophy)  Ombrelle, Bertie Facon 

Salers Best Opposite Sex to the Champion (Hallows Trophy)  – Green’s Park Raleigh

Best Female Exhibit – Ombrelle, Bertie Facon

Best Junior Male (Franklin Shield) – Green’s Park Raleigh – C B Farms

Best Junior Female (Morwenstow Trophy) – Genton Royale – Bertie Facon

Best Turned Out Animals (Henry Gibson Memorial Cup) –  Felin Mona Mai – Gwawr Griffiths

Stockman Shield  – Nick Sinden – Gentons Pedigree Livestock

Class 596 – Bull born on or after 1 January 2021
1stC.B. FarmsGreen’s Park Raleigh
Class 597 – Cow born on or before 31 December 2019 in calf or with calf at foot
1stBertrand FaconOmbrelle
2ndGwawr GriffithsFelin Mona Mai
Class 598 – Heifer born on or after 1 January 2021
1stBertrand FaconGentons ROYALE
2ndC.B. FarmsGreen’s Park Rita
3rdC.B. FarmsGreen’s Park Rina

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