Welsh & Borders National Show – 5th August 2023

Judge: Mr Will Short, Woodpark Charolais 

Despite an incredibly wet day, a strong display of Charolais cattle turned out to compete in the Welsh & Borders National, under the watchful eye of judge Will Short, who had made the journey from Ireland to join us. Such was the strength of the competition that winners from the breed show went on to win both the female interbreed and the pairs interbreed competitions at overall show level, which is a great reflection on the breed. 

A huge thank you to our judge Mr Short for making the trip, as well as to Oswestry show for providing a marquee for the cattle and to stewards Medwyn Williams and Nath Jones for keeping things running despite the constant rain!

Overall champion, Moelfre Nana and Reserve overall Teme Stardust

Supreme champion on the day was Moelfre Nana from Kevin Thomas and family. Part of the Royal Welsh Interbeed Team of Five just ten days ago, this 6 year old Balmyle Impression daughter with her calf at foot also went on to take the show’s overall female interbreed champion.

Moelfre Nana

Following in overall reserve was her RWAS Team of Five teammate, Teme Stardust from the Corbett family. The two year old Barnsford Ferny daughter then paired with stablemate Teme Totty to win the Charolais pairs competition, before going on to take the interbreed pairs ribbons.

Teme Stardust

Male champion of the day went to Moelfre Tecwyn, again from the Thomas family, going one further than the reserve junior male championship he won at the Welsh. 

Moelfre Tecwyn

Standing reserve male champion was Trefaldwyn Trilby. Bred and exhibited by Arwel Owen, this 14 month old bull is sired by Oakchurch Maximus.

Trefaldwyn Trilby

Full results and photos follow below. Our thanks also to Buddug Sian Photography for taking such excellent photos in such awful weather conditions!

Bull born between 1st Jan 22 and 15th April 22

1 Meolfre Tecwyn – Mr K Thomas & family

2 Gwarcwm Tim – Mr DH Jones

Bull born between 16th April 22 and 31st July 22

1 Trefaldwyn Trilby – Mr A Owen

2 Trannon Tom – Mr J Williams

Bull born between 16th Nov 22 and 28th Feb 23

1 Oakchurch Tycoon – Mr J Price

Cow born before 1st Jan 21

1 Moelfre Nana – Mr K Thomas & family 

Heifer born between 1st Jan 21 and 30th June 21

1 Teme Stardust – SM Corbett & daughters

2 Goldstar Sally – Thor Atkinson

3 Moelfre Silk – Mr K Thomas & family 

4 Gwarcwm Snowdrop – Mr DH Jones

Heifer born between 1st July 21 and 31st Dec 21

1 Goldstar Saoirse – Thor Atkinson

Heifer born between 1st Jan 22 and 15th April 22

1 Moelfre Tanwen – Mr K Thomas & family 

2 Teme Totty – SM Corbett & daughters 

3 Trannon Treasure – Mr J Williams

Heifer born between 16th April 22 and 21st July 22

1 Teme Tilly – SM Corbett & daughters 

Heifer born between 16th Nov 22 and 28th Feb 23

1 Oakchurch Twiggy – Mr J Price

Best pair of animals

Champion: Teme Stardust / Teme Totty – SM Corbett & daughters 

Reserve: Oakchurch Tycoon / Oakchurch Twiggy – Mr J Price