Eastyard Fitzroy 2nd, bred and exhibited by M&D Cowell. DCBS Young Bull of the Year 2016 and NBA Beef SW Native Young Bull of the Year
This years NBA Beef South West was a well attended successful showcase for beef farming in our region. One of the highlights of the Show is the Young Bull of the Year competition where two bulls, nominated by the breed society are put forward to compete in Native and Continental classes.
Devons were represented by Eastyard Fitzroy 2nd, (DCBS Young Bull of the Year),bred and exhibited by Mike and Danni Cowell, and Cheristow Poldark, bred and exhibited by Eric and Michelle Heard. Judge, Mr Steve Edwards from Leicestershire, was cleary looking for locomotion and balance in his young bulls and found both in the two Devon bulls, placing Eastyard Fitzroy 2nd in first position and Cheristow Poldark, second. This was some achievement for the Cowells and the Heards. Both bulls were a credit to them and to the breed. It was particularly encouraging to see the Devons succeed in front of such a well respected judge who was focused on locomotion and overall balance. Other notable successes came with a 2nd in the Pure or Native Sired Heifer class, for Mr & Mrs Blake from Uplowman, Tiverton, and Grania and Simon Phillips win for Best Fillet Steak and Reserve Overall Best Beef award.
Eastyard Fitzroy 2nd and Cheristow Poldark, representing the breed at NBA Beef South West and taking the top two places in the judges line-up