July 14, 2023 Great Yorkshire Show 11th-14th July 2023
Sweetpea Blossoms at the Great Yorkshire Show
Judge: Mr Colin Wight, Carwood Herd, Biggar
Charolais Breeders gathered for a cooler return to the Great Yorkshire Show, for the Charolais National Show which was kindly sponsored by ABP. The Charolais classes were expertly judged by Colin Wight of the Carwood Herd, who noted there was a particularly strong showing of females with a good number cows and calves this year. Thanks go to Adam Henson for kindly presenting the award for our Class 42 winner, and our stewards, David Benson, Tracey Nicoll, and Rebecca Hitchen for their greatly appreciated assistance with the classes throughout the day. Thanks also to Kirsty Sloan of Robert Smith Photography for the livestream commentary.
The Great Yorkshire Show would not be the Great Yorkshire for many Charolais breeders without the hard work and hospitality of Lindsey Atkinson and team. As always we owe you our gratitude and a huge amount of thanks.
The highlight of the show was 2-year-old Marne Sweetpea, bred and exhibited by Rob Tremayne & Nichola Osgood of Cranbrook, Kent. A promising heifer who went on to win the Junior Female Champion and Overall Female Champion titles, as well as the Overall Charolais Championship. Sweetpea was sired by Whitecliffe Orwell, a son of 18,000gns Thrunton Fairfax, and her dam, Marne Maackia, was sired by the 2016 Royal Cornwall Show Supreme Champion, Marne Gucci.
Taking Reserve Charolais Champion and Overall Male Champion for the day was 3-year-old bull, Tonley Ranald, exhibited by Brailes Livestock of Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire. Bred by N A Wattie of Alford, Aberdeenshire, Ranald’s breeding includes notable names in his lineage, being sired by the 30,000gns Silver Joss, and his dam Tonley Nancy is a daughter of the 12,000gns Caylers Hustler.
In Reserve for Female Champion was Teme Stardust, a 2-year-old heifer bred and exhibited by Mr V A S Corbett of Knighton, Powys. Stardust was sired by the 70,000gns Barnsford Ferny, and her dam, Teme Magnolia achieved Breed Champion at the Royal Welsh Show in 2018.
The day’s Reserve Junior Female Champion was 22-month-old, Gower Sequin, exhibited by Brailes Livestock of Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire and bred by Mr R J B & Mrs A M Tucker of Swansea, West Glamorgan. This young heifer was sired by the French AI bull and 2016 Paris Champion, Hatenon, with her dam, Gower Insignia, being a daughter of the popular AI bull Goldies Eddy.
Gilleard Toronto took the titles for Reserve Male Champion and Junior Male Champion, a 16-month-old bull bred and exhibited by Mr S C Gilleard in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. This young bull was sired by Tophill Oscar, and out of dam Gilleard Nadine, who was sired by Logan Leonardo.
Finally, the show’s Reserve Junior Male Champion was achieved by Marwood Trigger, a 1-year-old bull bred and exhibited by R A & J Blyth. Trigger was sired by Marwood Odin, a son of the 16,000gns Balthayock Lineup, and his dam, Marwood Lucile, was sired by the 22,000gns Burradon Goldenballs.
The next day, the Charolais team of four went on to achieve the Interbreed Group Championship with Tonley Ranald – Brailes Livestock, Harestone Rapunzel – Mr S R Mitchell, Marne Sweetpea – Rob Tremayne & Nichola Osgood, and Teme Stardust – Mr V A S Corbett. Thanks go to Paula Jessop for sharing the video of our winning team.
Our congratulations and thanks go to all the exhibitors for their hard work as their efforts make our National Show a shining representation of the breed.
Class 42 – HEIFER, born on or after 1st April 2022
1st – Messrs Davies Ltd – Sportsmans Teal – s. Maerdy Newman
2nd – Mr R McNeill – Ravensworth Tara – s. Vald’or-Ra
3rd – D A & S M Miller – Crookdake Tinkerbell – s. Sportsmans Linesman
4th – Brailes Livestock – Skysea Tickle – s. Foxacre Memnon
5th – D A & S M Miller – Crookdake Treasure – s. Sportsmans Linesman
6th – Mr A Brown – Ellerton Tulip – s. Allanfauld Neptune
7th – Mr A Brown – Ellerton Terwyn – s. Harestone Hercules
8th – T & D Harrison – Keadyview Treasa – s. Maerdy Obama
9th – Mr J Wainwright – Rogans Toto – s. Maerdy Hasse
Class 43 – HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2022 and before 31 March 2022
1st – Mr V A S Corbett – Teme Totty – s. Clenagh Lyle
2nd – Messrs R & C Retties – Retties Tiffany – s. Balmyle Jasper
3rd – Mr S C Gilleard – Gilleard Tuttifrutti – s. Tophill Oscar
4th – Mr H R Wood – Woodline Tiffany – s. Davally Illusion
Class 44 – HEIFER, born on or after 1st July 2021 and before 31 December 2021
1st – Mr R T Tremayne – Marne Sweetpea – s. Whitecliffe Orwell
2nd – Brailes Livestock – Gower Sequin – s. Hatenon
3rd – Mr T A Atkinson – Goldstar Saoirse – s. Goldstar Echo
4th – Mrs P J Jessop – Goldstar Sunshine – s. Goldstar Echo
Class 45 – HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2021 and before 30 June 2021
1st – Mr V A S Corbett – Teme Stardust – s. Barnsford Ferny
2nd – D A & S Miller – Crookdake Sunrise – s. Sporstmans Linesman
3rd – Mr S C Gilleard – Gilleard Savannah – s. Tophill Oscar
4th – Mr T A Atkinson – Goldstar Sally – s. Infidele
5th – Brailes Livestock – Skysea Serenade – s. Foxacre Memnon
6th – D A & S Miller – Crookdake Serena – s. Sportsmans Linesman
Class 46 – COW, in-calf or in-milk, born on or before 31st December 2020
1st – Mr P D Stubbs – Newlogie Royaleclipse (ET) – s. Newlogie Nobel
2nd – Mr S R Mitchell – Harestone Rapunzel – Harestone Nano
3rd – Mrs P J Jessop – Harestone Royallady – s. Maerdy Newman
4th – Mr H R Wood – Woodline Pollyanna – s. Wansford Magnus
5th – Brailes Livestock – Bassett Orange – s. Whitecliffe Lacroix
6th – Mr D Russell – Airthmains Rosie – s. Thrunton Lachlan
Class 47 – BULL, born on or after 1st April 2022
1st – Mr N A Blyth – Marwood Trigger – s. Marwood Odin
2nd – Mr N A Blyth – Marwood Tornado – s. Marwood Odin
Class 48 – BULL, born on or after 1st July 2021 and before 31st March 2022
1st – Mr S C Gilleard – Gilleard Toronto – s. Tophill Oscar
2nd – Mr D Russell – Airthmains Torpedo – s. Mowbraypark Torpedo
3rd – Miss S T Turner – Brampton Tupac – s. Border Jamboree
4th – Miss S T Turner – Brampton Thunder – s. Maerdy Orpheus
Class 49 – BULL, born on or before 30st June 2021
1st – Brailes Livestock – Tonley Ranald – s. Silver Joss
Class 50 – Group of Three Animals
1st – Brailes Livestock
2nd – Miller D A & S
Class 51 – Pair of Animals
1st – Brailes Livestock
2nd – Miller D A & S
3rd – Mrs P. J. Jessop
Interbreed Championship – Group of Four Animals
1st – British Charolais Team
Tonley Ranald – Brailes Livestock
Harestone Rapunzel – Mr S R Mitchell
Marne Sweetpea – Mr R T Tremayne
Teme Stardust – Mr V A S Corbett