FREE Town Decree from RA Bradstock & Partners, Tarrington, Herefordshire took the supreme championship at the 33rd National Hereford Show at the Tenbury Wells.

Judge Des Kelly, Mullin Herefords, Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone chose his Junior and grand female champion as his overall breed champion, commenting: “She’s a sweet heifer, well balanced and very feminine, she would be an asset in any pedigree herd.”

This dark, stylish 11-month-old heifer is out of Free Town Decent and by the prolific herd sire Mara Humorous.

This was the crowning glory for another wonderful National Show for the famous Free Town herd, as they were also awarded the George Davies Trophy for the ‘Most Successful Herd of the Day’.

This is no mean feat as the standard of preparation and showmanship increases year on year.

All participants invest much time and money to attend this important show and should be congratulated on an excellent display of Herefords – a fine spectacle for the many onlookers which included a party of 50 Irish visitors to enjoy.

This popular one day show kicked off with the Breedplan Performance Class where the quality of the seven recorded bulls were to set the scene for the rest of the day.

Taking the Westaway Cup was AR Owen, Church Stretton, Shropshire with two-year-old Church Preen Nanook. This powerful young sire is out of Church Preen Prunella K043 and by Haven Koala.

In second place and collecting the blue rosette was Haven Northstar from EL Lewis & Son, Dilwyn, Herefordshire.

The NHSC would like to thank all the many sponsors for their continued invaluable support in making this National Show such a success.