Not the perfect bull by any means but with some excellent traits, not least his movement for such a muscled bull. He’s had a great show career (thanks Daniel Baldwin/Pippa White), raised money for charity and has attracted the public’s attention wherever he’s been shown, generating many a discussion with people wanting to know more about how the breed fits in to beef production.
More importantly to us, with the limited use we can offer a stock bull here, he’s producing quality pedigree progeny.
We bred him, we are incredibly proud of him and now he’s back home, happy, having some well deserved downtime, arguing with his Suffolk Punch neighbours and will be getting fit for work again later this year.
Back home after a lovely final show of our season, Dorset County. We were so lucky with the weather being dry from getting the awning up on the caravan with just me and Phil to leaving after a sunny two days in a beautiful setting.
Results wise - a great show for sure ! NewPole Lomu bowed out with Breed Champion, with the Beaches’ Rhymil Imogen in Reserve. NewPole No Hurry was second to Lomu, four present. NewPole Moira stood alone in her class and finally NewPole Nuvita managed to behave herself long enough to win the junior heifer class with three present.
Our judge, Danny Wyllie, then selected his group for the interbreed group of three for the next day, the three yearlings, NewPole Nuvita & No Hurry and Solway View Nancy.
Nancy’s owner, John Hopkins, was brilliant having a crash course on Sunday morning on being part of a group, Nancy was soaped up to match, put in one of our leather halters and placed in the middle of our two youngsters!
Interbreed judge Andrew Hughes couldn’t look past them - tapping them forward as his champions with the lovely Lim group in reserve!
Well, two very wet shows on Wednesday, Gillingham and Shaftesbury and then today, Dunster. N Lomu did the business both days, Breed Ch and then Reserve Interbreed to Nick Hill & Lisa Hill ‘s lovely cow and calf. He showed his socks off both days in pouring rain, both Interbreed judges kindly complimented us on the bull’s great mobility so he has just one more show left before retirement beckons!
And because you’re sometimes just desperate to win... here’s Phil and N Moira taking to the Jersey/Holstein ring to get judge Dave Chave’s opinion....