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Whitefield OReilly, Breed Champion at Bath & West Show

5 June 2017

Whitefield OReilly, bred & exhibited by Malcolm Hurd,Heywood & Hurd, Breed Champion Whitefield OReilly, bred & exhibited by Malcolm Hurd,Heywood & Hurd, Breed Champion

Another good show of Devons greeted Judge, Mr Mike Cowell, at Bath & West Show.  Whitefield O’Reilly, winner of the senior bull class, went on to win Male and Breed Champion for Malcolm and Becky Hurd.  It was particularly nice to see Malcolm back showing again.  The Reserve Male Champion was also found from among the senior bulls in the shape of Messrs Poad & Slee’s Exmoor Huntsman.  Philip & Caroline Gay’s Bagnell Regent won the junior bull class, but even better was to come for the Bagnell herd; the two year old heifer Bagnell Norma taking the Female Champion title.  Simon & Grania Phillip’s Colleton Daisy 15th stood in reserve.  Forde Abbey won the exhibitor bred Group of Three, with Bagnell again winners of the Pairs.   It proved not to be the Devons’ day in the Interbreed classes, with the exception of Simon & Grania Phillip’s Colleton Romeo, progeny of their Reserve Female Champion, Colleton Daisy 15th.  Romeo, sired by Tivington Kinsman, woo’ed the Interbreed judge, Mr Rhys Grenham, to take the Interbreed Native Beef Bull title in the Beef Calf Show and Reserve Champion, Native Beef calf (either sex).    Friday’s young handlers classes brought exceptional entries particularly in the intermediate (11-16 years) class.   Judge Andrew Hughes had the unenviable task of finding his winner from 26 exhibitors, including half a dozen young rubies showing Devons.  Everyone acquitted themselves well but the stand-out performance was delivered by the DCBS Young Ruby Champion 2016, Charlotte Warn who achieved 4th place out of 26.  Once again, it was good to see so many youngsters involved in preparing and showing Devons, as was the case with many other breeds.  See the full results here

Bagnell Norma, bred & exhibited by P&C Gay, Female Champion and Reserve Breed Champion Bagnell Norma, bred & exhibited by P&C Gay, Female Champion and Reserve Breed Champion
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