This years RWAS winter fair saw eight Herefords forward for judging. 1st and 2nd in the heifer class was newcomer to the cattle show ring was Alun Richards and in third was Glen Pritchard. In the steer class 1st and 2nd went to Will Griffiths and third to Harvey bros, with the overall going to the Griffiths.
The champion heifer made 3.70ppk and the champion steer making 2.19ppk. Other prices were below previous years but this trend continued throughout all breeds. The secretary of Powys Hereford breeders club Glenn Pritchard would like to thank all exhibitors for supporting the pure Hereford classes and ensure they will continue for the future.
Winter Fair 2017
This years winter fair saw nine Herefords forward for judging in the female section. The winner was Goodwin and Powel from Hereford and reserve was Tom Prichard from Hirwaun. In the male section the winner was Mr Griffiths from Ferryside and the reserve going to Aled Jones new town. Overall winner went to the female.
All animals were sold and many commented on the very high standards of the Herefords on show.
Powys secretary Glen Prichard would like to thank all those who supported the Hereford classes and would hope to see them all again next year.
St Clears show Judge Mr Meurig Thomas
Best Bull Anthony John - Lax Tornado
Best Junior Bull
1st Thornes Glenvale 1 Allbutt
2nd Hean Castle Estate Hean 1 Noble
3rd Mosely St Clears
1st Anthony John Lax Usain
Best cow in milk or calf
1st A John Lax Regina 22nd
2nd Thornes Glenvale 1 Sara 543
Best Maiden Heifer
1st Hean Castle Estate Hean 1 Diadem
2nd Robert Morgan Sancler Pancy
3rd Phillips Brynteg Brynteg Nancy
4th Phillips Brynteg Brynteg Nutmeg
1st Hean Castle
3rd Phillips family
Glenvale 1 Allbutt
Lax Regina 22nd
Hean Castle Estate
Overall Grand Champion
Aberystwyth Judge Flora Amery
Best Bull and overall champion Lax Tornado
Bull any Age
1st A John Lax Tornado
2nd A John Lax Usain
Best Cow with calf/Milk
1st Phillips Brynteg Sancler Model
2nd A John Lax Regina 22nd
Best Heifer in calf or Milk
1st A John Lax Regina 36th
1st R Morgan Sancler Pansy
2nd Phillips Brynteg Nutmeg
3rd Phillips Brynteg Nancy
Campion Lax Tornado A John
Reserve Sancler Model Phillips
1st Dendor The Jones family
2nd Laxfield Charles Smith
3rd Salbri Mannon Lewis
Thank you everyone who took part, a very good entry this year and our special thanks must go to Gaynor Morgan for judging the competition. Good luck to Dendor as they go forward to the national Herd of the Year.
Best bull born before Dec2015 1st Caron Lucky Lad Anthony John
Bull born between Jan1st and Aug31st 2015 1st Glenrose 1 Storm Mr and Mrs Goodall, 2nd Sancler 1 Marvel Rob Morgan, Lax Fawr 1 Scholar Anthony John.
Best bull calf Lax Tornado Anthony John.
Best cow or Heifer with calf at foot 1st Glenvale 1 Molly George, Ionwy and Non Thorn 2nd Lax Regina15 Anthony John
Maiden Heifer 1st Lax Regina 34th Anthony John.
Pairs 1st Lax 2nd Sancler
Male Champion Glenrose 1 Storm Reserve Caron Lucky Lad
Female Champion Glenvale 1 Molly 474 Reserve Lax Regina 34th
Supreme Champion Glenvale 1 Molly 474
Cothi Bridge Judge Mr Goodall
Bull any age 1st Caron Lucky Lad Anthony John 2nd Sancler Marvel Rob Morgan 3rd Lax Tornado Anthony John
Best Cow Lax Regina 15th Anthony John
Heifer in calf Lax Dowager 42nd Anthony John
Maiden heifer 1st Sancler Diadem Rob Morgan 2nd Lax Regina 34th Anthony John 3rd Mr Bowden Merthyr
Pairs 1st Lax 2nd Rob Morgan 3rd Lax
Champion Anthony John Caron Lucky Lad
Reserve champion Anthony John Lax Dowager 42nd
Aberystwyth Judge Glen Pritchard
Bull over 18mths 1st Caron Lucky Lad
Bull under 18mths 1st Lax Tornado 2nd Lax Tyson Anthony John
Best Cow Lax Regina 15th
Maiden heifer 1st Lax Regina 34th 2nd Lax Regina 36th Anthony John
Pairs 1st Lax 2nd Lax Anthony John
Female champion Lax Regina 15th Reserve Lax Regina 34th Anthony John
Male Champion Lax Tornado Reserve Lax Caron Lucky Lad Anthony John
Supreme Champion Lax Tornado Reserve Lax Regina 15th
"Mr Glenn Pritchard, Hon. Secretary would like to go on record as thanking all exhibitors from within the Powys Club and from further afield for participating in the show. At the Show this year Powys Club Secretary, Glenn Pritchard and son Tom of Hirwaun, Glamorgan, took the Championship for the second year in succession, on this occasion with a 27 month old steer, Berthllwyd Harry by Caecottrell Eldorado (pictured right with young Tom Pritchard)."
MEURIG THOMAS & PREMIER 1 DOWAGER 209
PREMIER 1 DOWAGER 209 A HOMEBRED HEIFER TOOK THE BREED CHAMPION AND PREMIER 1 SAVANNAH 222 A 13MTH HEIFER STOOD IN RESERVE. DOWAGER 209 LATER WENT ON TO TAKE THE SUPREME INTERBREED CHAMPION AGAINST A VERY STRONG CLASS OF NATIVE AND CONTINENTAL BREEDS.
PREMIER HEREFORDS HAVE HAD A GREAT SHOW SEASON, OUT OF 6 LOCAL SHOWS (COTHI BRIDGE, CARDIGAN, FISHGUARD, NEVERN, HAVERFORDWEST AND MARTLETWY) WE HAVE MANAGED TO WIN 16 FIRSTS, 10 SECONDS, 9 THIRDS, 3 BREED CHAMPIONS AND 3 RESERVE BREED CHAMPIONS, BUT THE PINNACLE OF THE SHOW SEASON HAS GOT TO BE THE INTERBREED CHAMPION AT NEVERN SHOW.