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The growing significance of the Salers breed in the suckler market, driven by their unrivalled maternal traits which results in a sustainable suckler with a focus on increased margins was matched only by the desire of the Salers breeders wishing to share their story, by exhibiting the breed potential, at the Great Yorkshire Show.

In charge of proceedings was judge D. Murray Lyle, Strathallan Salers, Dunblane, Perthshire. Murray first introduced Salers to his farm ten years ago, with the purchase of some six heifers. Numbers at Strathallan have grown steadily and the herd now comprises of 25 cows.

Waltzing through the classes to reign supreme as female champion and overall champion was Bacardi Matilda, a December-2017 born cow by Seawell Kitemark, out of Bacardi Keisha with her bull calf at foot Bacardi Topper. Matilda a homebred cow from Roy & Adam Crockett from the Scottish Borders had earlier this year been awarded the overall interbreed championship at Northumberland show and reserve overall interbreed champion at Stirling Show.

Stepping forward to receive the reserve overall champion sash was the July-2018 male champion Beeston Hall Neyo, from local breeders, S & R Hallos, Beeston Hall, Ripponden, Yorkshire. This homebred bull out of Beeston Hall Connie was sired by the French imported bull Jovial.

The reserve male champion was the junior male champion and reserve overall junior champion from Roy and Adam Crockett, Bacardi Shadrack, a April-2022 born Gulliver son out of Cleuchhead Delilah 3rd.

Leading the overall junior section earning the overall junior championship title as well as the junior female champion and reserve female champion rosettes was Rednock Ukraine from Gill and Malcolm Pye of Rednock Estate, Stirling. Ukraine was a March-2022 daughter of Rigel Odessa, sired by Rigel Officer and will be forward at the Salers Cattle Society Premier Sale in Castle Douglas, November where she will be auctioned, and all proceeds will be donated to designated charities in Ukraine.

The reserve junior female came from Steven and Rachel Hallos, Beeston Hall Salers with Beeston Hall Ruby a September-2021 born daughter out of Beeston Hall Dena and sired by the reserve overall champion on the day, Beeston Hall Neyo.

The quality of the pair’s competition was exceptional and a sight to behold with eight pairs of Salers on parade and leading the two-step was Rednock Estate followed by Beeston Hall Salers, Bacardi Salers, Rigel Pedigree, C B Farms, Jedforest Livestock, Edgerston Trading (2006) Ltd and Angus and Kerry Gowthorpe.

The finale was the group of three which was won by Bacardi Salers, followed by Beeston Hall, C B Farms and Angus and Kerry Gowthorpe.

On Friday, Lewis Ralston from Jedforest Livestock, Jedburgh, stood 5th in an exceptionally strong beef young handlers 15 – 16 year old class and Gwawr Griffiths, Parys Salers, Angelesey was 2nd in the 17 – 20 year old class.

The Society extends a huge thank you to the Great Yorkshire Show, the stewards, and the judge Mr Murray Lyle but the biggest thank you of all goes to the breeders. We know what it takes to bring out these cattle at major shows and commend and sincerely thank you.

Class 107 – Bull born before 1 January 2022 (Senior Bull)
1st          S.& R. Hallos                      Beeston Hall Neyo
2nd        C.B. Farms                          Green’s Park Radcliffe

Class 108 – Bull born on or after 1 January 2022 (Junior Bull)      
1st          Roy & Adam Crockett     Bacardi Shadrack
2nd        Gill & Malcolm Pye          Rednock Salvador
3rd         Greg & Lewis Ralston      Jedforest Shaggy
4th         Edgerston Trading Ltd    Kaimburn Scoutingforgirls
5th         Angus Gowthorpe            Approach Farm Searle
6th         Angus Gowthorpe            Approach Farm Supanova

Class 109 – Cow born on or before 31 December 2020 in milk or calf (Cow Class)
1st          Roy & Adam Crockett     Bacardi Matilda
2nd        Gill & Malcolm Pye          Rednock Diana
3rd         Farmstock Genetics         Cumbrian Rouge 132

Class 110 – Heifer born on or between 1 January 2021 up to 31 December 2021 (Senior Heifer Class)     
1st          S.& R. Hallos                      Beeston Hall Raven
2nd        Roy & Adam Crockett     Bacardi Racquel
3rd         Greg & Lewis Ralston      Jedforest Roxy
4th         S.& R. Hallos                      Beeston Hall Ruby
5th         Gwawr Griffiths                Preenbank Rosabella
6th         Farmstock Genetics         Cumbrian Nanou 257 Poll
7th         Edgerston Trading Ltd    Kaimburn Rosie
8th         C.B. Farms                          Green’s Park Rita
9th         Bertrand Facon                 Gentons Rosette

Class 111 – Heifer born on or after 1 January 2022 (Junior Heifer)
1st          Gill & Malcolm Pye          Rednock Ukraine
2nd        C.B. Farms                          Green’s Park Sandra
3rd         Gwawr Griffiths                Parys Sweetie Pie
4th         Angus Gowthorpe            Approach Farm Sabine
5th         Rigel Pedigree                   Rigel Vogue Poll
6th         Rigel Pedigree                   Rigel Camilla Poll

Male Champion (Watson Trophy)

Beeston Hall Neyo

Reserve Male Champion

Bacardi Shadrack

Female Champion (Bents Farm Trophy)

Bacardi Matilda

Reserve Female Champion

Rednock Ukraine

Junior Champion (Junior Champions Cup)

Rednock Ukraine

Reserve Junior Champion (Dennis White Cup)

Bacardi Shadrack

Overall Champion (Rigel Cordelia Cup)

Bacardi Matilda

Reserve Overall Champion (KW Alternative Farm Feeds Cup)

Beeston Hall Neyo

Best Polled Animal (Arthur Beevers Cup)

Cumbrian Rouge 132

Pairs (Jock Watson Trophy)

Rednock Estate

Group of Three (I’Ansons Trophy)

Bacardi Salers 

Stockmans Shield

Gwawr Griffiths


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