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Red Rubies Reign Supreme at Devon County Show

21 May 2018

Dira Romulus, bred & exhibited by J&R Youngman, Breed Champion and Interbreed Native Champion, Devon County Show Dira Romulus, bred & exhibited by J&R Youngman, Breed Champion and Interbreed Native Champion, Devon County Show

If ever the case was made for never giving up in the face of adversity, it was made at Devon County Show, when Jane and Richard Youngman’s home-bred 2 year old bull, Dira Romulus (sired by Barton Halcyon), was Judge, Mr Gavin Hunter’s choice for Breed Champion and then went on to be the judge’s clear choice for Champion in Friday’s Interbreed Native Breed Championship.   After a testing 2017 for the Dira herd, this was a timely reversal of fortunes.   Female Champion, Stonegrove Snowdrop 23rd (sired by Stonegrove Nimrod), who stood Reserve Female Champion at last year’s show went one better this year to take Female Champion, with AJ Thomas’ Bollowal Angel 15th, winner of the competitive yearling heifer class, just pipped to Reserve by Colin Hutchings’ Kingsbrompton Daisybell.    Ford Abbey Devons also had a good outing, with Forde Abbey Solomon winning the yearling bull class and standing Reserve to Dira Romulus.  Stonegrove Snowdrop 23rd joined Dira Romulus in Friday’s main event, the RASE Burke Challenge Cup, the most prestigious trophy for any pedigree cattle breeder to win.  Mr Mike Yeandle had the honour of judging the Burke and all breeds certainly gave him plenty to judge.  Dira Romulus and Stonegrove Snowdrop 23rd represented the breed extremely well making a very balanced pair and were called forward to the judge’s final four.  Top honours went to the British Blues with the Limousins in reserve, but as Mike Yeandle commented, the Red Ruby Devon pair was his highest placed native breed in the Burke. View a full set of show results here

Stonegrove Snowdrop 23rd, bred & exhibited by Stonegrove Livestock, Female Champion and Reserve Breed Champion, Devon County Show Stonegrove Snowdrop 23rd, bred & exhibited by Stonegrove Livestock, Female Champion and Reserve Breed Champion, Devon County Show
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Honiton
Devon
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