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By nhc, May 10 2019 12:21PM


The National Hereford Club invites you to their Annual General Meeting and Herd Visit, to be held on Saturday 1st June 2019!


Don't miss the opportunity to view one of the breed's iconic herds, full of quality cattle which have their roots firmly planted in Hereford history. Run today by Richard Bradstock and his son Tony, the family have now been breeding Herefords at Free Town for a full century and have accumulated many accolades along the way, including a total of seven Grand Male Championships and four Grand Female Championships at the National Hereford Show, seven Supreme Hereford Championships at the UK Royal Show and UK Horned Show Herd of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. A great promoter of horned Hereford genetics worldwide, the Free Town herd opens its doors to the National Hereford Club on 1st June - why not come along and take a look!


AGM (members only) to be held at Verzon House Hotel, Ledbury HR8 2PZ


Tea and coffee available on arrival from 10.00am, meeting to commence at 10.30am


Lunch to follow, £15 a head - pay on the day


Afternoon visit to the renowned Free Town herd, by kind permission of R A Bradstock & Partners


Not a member of the National Hereford Club? JOIN TODAY for just £30 (contact the Club Secretary to sign up) and for an extra £25/year you can also list a general advert for your horned Hereford cattle and/or genetics in the NHC Sale Room, currently reaching over 700 visitors a month!


Please confirm your attendance with Club Secretary Sarah Cook by email to alcroftcattle@hotmail.co.uk, or text/phone 07771 333303.


By nhc, Aug 5 2018 10:00AM

Bethanfield Lisette, bred and exhibited by Ms B Hutchinson


SATURDAY 4TH AUGUST 2018

HEREFORD BREED CLASSES JUDGE: MRS P STANLEY, LEICESTERSHIRE

PERFORMANCE CLASS JUDGE: MR M THOMAS, HEREFORDSHIRE

YOUNG HANDLERS JUDGE: MR S EDWARDS, LEICESTERSHIRE


SHOW PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN EVESON


Supreme Champion Hereford

Mara President, bred and exhibited by Mr R & Mrs M Borwick


Supreme Champion Mara President in his new home at Haven Herefords
Supreme Champion Mara President in his new home at Haven Herefords

Reserve Supreme Champion Hereford

Bethanfield Lisette, bred and exhibited by Ms B Hutchinson


Reserve Supreme Champion Bethanfield Lisette
Reserve Supreme Champion Bethanfield Lisette

CLASS 1 - BREEDPLAN RECORDED BULL

1: E L Lewis & Son - Haven Possum

2: PRJ & LR Vincent - Pulham Providence

3: J R Whitlow - HighHouse Paddy


CLASS 2 - GROUP OF 3 ANIMALS BRED BY THE EXHIBITOR

1: R & M Borwick - Mara

2: RA Bradstock & Partners - Free Town

3: D J Makin - Adzor


CLASS 3 - PAIR OF CALVES BORN AFTER 1ST SEPT 2017 BRED BY THE EXHIBITOR

1: PRJ & LR Vincent - Pulham

2: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges

3: A R Owen - Church Preen

4: D J Makin - Adzor


CLASS 4 - COW IN CALF OR WITH HER OWN CALF AT FOOT, BORN ON OR BEFORE 31ST AUG 2015

1: W & R Kemp & Sons - Auckvale Lively 1058H

2: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges Blossom 6-13


CLASS 5 - HEIFER IN CALF OR WITH HER OWN CALF AT FOOT, BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST SEPT 2015 AND 31ST AUG 2016

1: A R Owen - Church Preen Lindy Loo N064

2: Messrs Spooner - Clipston Pansy V6

3: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges Blossom 11-15

4: S R Taylor - Adzor Nina

5: J R Whitlow - HighHouse Oyster Gem N17

6: Mrs K Froud - Mara Model 25th


SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION - GWYNETH DAVIES MEMORIAL CUP

Champion: W & R Kemp & Sons - Auckvale Lively 1058H

Reserve: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges Blossom 6-13


Senior Female Champion Auckvale Livey 1058H
Senior Female Champion Auckvale Livey 1058H

CLASS 6 - HEIFER BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST SEPT 2016 AND 31ST DEC 2016

1: Mrs L Jackson - Sparkwood Dowager 6th

2: Mr R Morgan - Sancler Oystermaid

3: D J Makin - Adzor Peggy Sue

4: W & R Kemp & Sons - Auckvale Lively 1625P


CLASS 7 - HEIFER BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST JAN 2017 AND 31ST MAR 2017

1: Ms B Hutchinson - Bethanfield Lisette

2: Mrs J Jackson - Sparkwood Blossom 18th

3: RA Bradstock & Partners - Free Town Peace 32nd

4: S R Taylor - Pulham Blossom 20th

5: J R Whitlow - HigHouse Glance P31

6: D J Makin - Adzor Patience


CLASS 8 - HEIFER BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST APR 2017 AND 31ST AUG 2017

1: Mrs L Jackson - Sparkwood Blossom 19th

2: R & M Borwick - Mara Dowager 22nd

3: D J Makin - Adzor Prudence


INTERMEDIATE FEMALE CHAMPION - HAVEN PERPETUAL TROPHY

Champion: Ms B Hutchinson - Bethanfield Lisette

Reserve: Mrs L Jackson - Sparkwood Blossom 19th


Intermediate Female Champion Bethanfield Lisette
Intermediate Female Champion Bethanfield Lisette

CLASS 9 - HEIFER BORN IN SEPT 2017

1: PRJ & LR Vincent - Pulham Pansy 15th

2: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges Diadem 5-17

3: PRJ & LR Vincent - Pulham Dowager 4th

4: A R Owen - Church Preen Model R080

5: D J Makin - Adzor Rihanna


CLASS 10 - HEIFER BORN ON OR AFTER 1ST OCT 2017

1: R A Bradstock & Partners - Free Town Plenty

2: PRJ & LR Vincent - Pulham Blossom 22nd

3: Messrs Spooner - Dieulacresse Laura 68th

4: E L Lewis & Son - Haven Louisa 79th

5: Mrs K Froud - Oldwest Carol Singer R1


JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION - MORRIS POWELL MEMORIAL TROPHY

Champion: PRJ & LR Vincent - Pulham Pansy 15th

Reserve: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges Diadem 5-17


Junior Female Champion Pulham Pansy 15th
Junior Female Champion Pulham Pansy 15th

GRAND FEMALE CHAMPION - SIR ARCHER BALDWIN PERPETUAL CUP

Champion: Ms B Hutchinson - Bethanfield Lisette

Reserve: PRJ & LR Vincent - Pulham Pansy 15th


Grand Female Champion Bethanfield Lisette
Grand Female Champion Bethanfield Lisette

CLASS 11 - BULL BORN ON OR BEFORE 31ST AUGUST 2016

1: R A Bradstock & Partners - Free Town Nevada

2: Messrs Spooner - Moyclare Malcolm

3: R A Bradstock & Partners - Free Town Nostradamus

4: D J Makin - Adzor Lyric

5: D J Makin - Adzor Nebraska

6: E L Lewis & Son - Haven Lamborghini


SENIOR MALE CHAMPION - CHARLES MACKANESS PERPETUAL CUP

Champion: R A Bradstock & Partners - Free Town Nevada

Reserve: Messrs Spooner - Moyclare Malcolm


Senior Male Champion Free Town Nevada
Senior Male Champion Free Town Nevada

CLASS 12 - BULL BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST SEPT 2016 AND 31ST DEC 2016

1: E L Lewis & Son - Haven Possum


CLASS 13 - BULL BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST JAN 2017 AND 31ST MAR 2017

1: Mrs L Jackson - Sparkwood Tinkerman

2: PRJ & LR Vincent - Pulham Providence

3: Mrs L Jackson - Sparkwood Tearaway

4: R & E Lywood - Heath House Poseidon


CLASS 14 - BULL BORN ON OR BETWEEN 1ST APR 2017 AND 31ST AUG 2017

1: R & M Borwick - Mara President

2: R & M Borwick - Mara Paramount

3: P Snell & L Ferguson - Lowergrove Pasquinel

4: R A Bradstock & Partners - Free Town Peerless


INTERMEDIATE MALE CHAMPION - MORRIS CORFIELD YARWOOD PERPETUAL CUP

Champion: R & M Borwick - Mara President

Reserve: Mrs L Jackson - Sparkwood Tinkerman


Intermediate Male Champion Mara President
Intermediate Male Champion Mara President

CLASS 15 - BULL CALF BORN IN SEPT 2017

1: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges Rich Reward

2: A & R Owen - Church Preen Rasqual


CLASS 16 - BULL CALF BORN ON OR AFTER 1ST OCT 2017

1: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges Ripsnorter

2: D J Makin - Adzor Rascal


JUNIOR MALE CHAMPION - MABEL SINNET MEMORIAL PERPETUAL CUP

Champion: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges Rich Reward

Reserve: A & R Owen - Church Preen Rasqual


Junior Male Champion HighHedges Rich Reward
Junior Male Champion HighHedges Rich Reward

GRAND MALE CHAMPION - T E SMART PERPETUAL CUP

Champion: R & M Borwick - Mara President

Reserve: Mrs S A Cowle - HighHedges Rich Reward


Grand Male Champion Mara President
Grand Male Champion Mara President

SUPREME HEREFORD CHAMPION - CLIVE PARKER MEMORIAL TROPHY

Champion: R & M Borwick - Mara President

Reserve: Ms B Hutchinson - Bethanfield Lysette


Supreme Champion Mara President
Supreme Champion Mara President

YOUNG HANDLERS CLASSES


Class 1

1: Oscar Chandler (Champion)


Class 2

1: Harriet Froud

2: Hannah Murrell

3: Dan Glover

4: Robert Froud


Class 3

1: Matt Taylor

2: Bethan Hutchinson

3: Lisa Wilmar


Oscar Chandler receives the Thornhill Plate from Richard Mann
Oscar Chandler receives the Thornhill Plate from Richard Mann

By nhc, Jul 5 2018 10:48AM


What a great time we had in Northern Ireland! Our thanks go to David Smyth, Mervyn Richmond, Henry Richmond, Des Kelly and their families for the wonderful hospitality they provided us with!


David Smyth – Magheraknock Herefords

Magheraknock Herefords
Magheraknock Herefords
The group enjoy their day amongst the cattle
The group enjoy their day amongst the cattle
Free Town Mentor
Free Town Mentor
Magheraknock Herefords
Magheraknock Herefords

Mervyn and Henry Richmond – Corraback Herefords


Congratulations to Henry and Hayley on the birth of their baby girl, Felicity. Felicity was born on Sunday 3rd June – the day we visited Corraback Herefords! As you can see from the photos, Henry was with us for the visit and hosted a delicious lunch. Fortunately he made it to the birth on time, phew!

The group inspect some young bulls
The group inspect some young bulls
Young Bull Group
Young Bull Group
Young Corraback bull
Young Corraback bull
Corraback Herefords
Corraback Herefords

Des Kelly – Mullin Herefords

Mullin heifers
Mullin heifers
Stock bull
Stock bull
What a view!
What a view!
Mullin Herefords
Mullin Herefords

By nhc, Jul 4 2018 06:57AM


Supreme Hereford Champion bred & exhibited by R A Bradstock & Partners

Free Town Decree - sire: Mara Humorous, dam: Free Town Decent


Free Town Decree
Free Town Decree

Reserve Supreme Champion bred & exhibited by E L Lewis & Son

Haven Northstar - sire: Haven Kingpin, dam: Haven Curly 124th


Haven Northstar
Haven Northstar

Judge: Mr Des Kelly, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland


Class 1: Breedplan Recorded Bull. For bulls born between 01.07.2015 and 30.06.2016 with scanning data submitted. Winner receives the Westaway Cup. This class judged by Mr Michael Cowell.

1: A R Owen: Church Preen Nanook

2: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Northstar

3=: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Nugget

3=: W & R Kemp & Sons: Auckvale Nova 1591N

5: CA & PC Bidmead: Rockland Notorious

6: D J Makin: Adzor Nebraska


Class 2: Group of Three Animals bred by the same exhibitor. Winner receives the Tithebarn Perpetual Cup.

1: P Snell & L Ferguson: Lowergrove

2: R A Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town

3: D J Makin: Adzor


Class 3: Pair of Calves. Bred by the Exhibitor and born on or after 01.09.2016. Winner receives Geoff Thomas Perpetual Challenge Cup.

1: A R Owen: Church Preen

2: R A Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town

3: D J Makin: Adzor

4: R T Davies & Co: Westwood


Class 4: Cow in calf or with own calf at foot. Born on or before 31.08.2014. Best Exhibitor-bred cow receives the Sid Wright Memorial Cup.

1: W & R Kemp & Sons: Auckvale Lively 1058H

2: D J Makin: Whartonspool Peach 12th (bred by MJ & M Nash)

3: Mrs K Froud: Mara Dowager 20th (bred by R & M Borwick)


Class 5: Heifer in calf or with calf at foot. Born between 01.09.2014 and 31.08.2015.

1: CA & PC Bidmead: Rockland Tiara M1

2: D J Makin: Adzor Marilyn

3: Miss B Vincent: Pulham Princess Pansy 4th

4: D J Makin: Adzor Maggie

5: R & E Lywood: Heath House Curly 6th

6: R Morgan: Sancler Diadem 3rd


SENIOR FEMALE CHAMPION (Classes 4 & 5) receives the Gwenyth Davies Memorial Cup

Champion: W & R Kemp & Sons: Auckvale Lively 1058H

Reserve: CA & PC Bidmead: Rockland Tiara M1


Senior Female Champion Auckvale Lively 1058H
Senior Female Champion Auckvale Lively 1058H

Class 6: Heifer. Born between 01.09.2015 and 31.12.2015

1: Mrs S A Cowle: HighHedges Blossom 11-15

2: AR Owen: Church Preen Lindy Loo N064

3: RA Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Bryony

4: P Snell & L Ferguson: Lowergrove Diadem 033

5: Mrs L Jackson: Sparkwood Louisa 1st

6: Mrs L Jackson: Sparkwood Diadem 8th


Class 7: Heifer. Born between 01.01.2016 and 31.03.16

1: PRJ & LR Vincent: Pulham Princess Blossom 19th

2: J & H Morrison: Castle Park Lively 0031N

3: JR Whitlow: HighHouse Oyster Gem N17

4: Mrs S A Cowle: HighHedges Pansy

5: Mrs L Jackson: Sparkwood Carol Singer 12th


Class 8: Heifer. Born between 01.04.2016 and 31.08.16

1: Norman Farming Partnership: Grianan Orange P774 (bred by T & A Fitzgerald)

2: J & H Morrison: Castle Park Curly 0034N

3: Norman Farming Partnership: Hickling Blossom 1st

4: Mrs K Froud: OldWest Dowager

5: R Morgan: Sancler Pansy


INTERMEDIATE FEMALE CHAMPION (Classes 6, 7 & 8) receives the Haven Perpetual Trophy

Champion: PRJ & LR Vincent: Pulham Princess Blossom 19th

Reserve: Norman Farming Partnership: Grianan Orange P774


Intermediate Female Champion Pulham Princess Blossom 19th
Intermediate Female Champion Pulham Princess Blossom 19th

Class 9: Heifer Calf. Born in September 2016

1: RA Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Decree

2: RA Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Peace 29th

3: D J Makin: Adzor Peggy Sue

4: AR Owen: Church Preen Model P074

5: Mrs L Jackson: Sparkwood Diadem 9th

6: F W Cook & Son: Albany Graceful 39th


Class 10: Heifer Calf. Born on or after 01.10.2016

1: Mrs S A Cowle: HighHedges Blossom 12A-16

2: R T Davies & Co: Westwood Carrie 121st


JUNIOR FEMALE CHAMPION (Classes 9 & 10) receives the Morris Powell Memorial Trophy

Champion: RA Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Decree

Reserve: RA Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Peace 29th


GRAND FEMALE CHAMPION receives the Sir Archer Baldwin Perpetual Cup

Champion: RA Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Decree

Reserve: W & R Kemp & Sons: Auckvale Lively 1058H


Junior and Grand Female Champion Free Town Decree
Junior and Grand Female Champion Free Town Decree

Class 11: Bull. Born on or before 31.08.2015

1: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Lamborghini

2: D J Makin: Adzor Lyric

3: J & H Morrison: Auckvale Marshall 1475M

4: P Snell & L Ferguson: Lowergrove Montgomery

5: JR Whitlow: HighHouse Merlin


SENIOR MALE CHAMPION (Class 11) receives the Charles Mackaness Perpetual Cup

Champion: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Lamborghini

Reserve: D J Makin: Adzor Lyric


Senior Male Champion Haven Lamborghini
Senior Male Champion Haven Lamborghini

Class 12: Bull. Born between 01.09.2015 and 31.12.2015

1: R A Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Nucleus

2: AR Owen: Church Preen Nanook

3: Snell & L Ferguson: Lowergrove Neptune


Class 13: Bull. Born between 01.01.2016 and 31.03.2016

1: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Northstar

2: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Nugget

3: R A Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Nostradamus

4: CA & PC Bidmead: Rockland Notorious

5: P Snell & L Ferguson: Lowergrove Nocona

6: D J Makin: Adzor Nebraska


Class 14: Bull. Born between 01.04.2016 and 31.08.2016

1: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Nico

2: W & R Kemp & Sons: Auckvale Nova 1591N

3: Mr S Tate: Blackwood Nobleman


INTERMEDIATE MALE CHAMPION (Classes 12, 13 & 14) receives the David Yarnold (Machinery) Ltd Perpetual Cup

Champion: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Northstar

Reserve: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Nugget


Class 15: Bull Calf. Born in September 2016

1: PRJ & LR Vincent: Pulham Powerhouse

2: RA Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Phantom

3: Mrs K Froud: OldWest Pluto

4: AR Owen: Church Preen Pitchford

5: D J Makin: Adzor Pitney

6: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Possum


Class 16: Bull Calf. Born in on or after 01.10.2016

1: PRJ & LR Vincent: Pulham Pleasure

2: CA & PC Bidmead: Rockland Prince Caspian

3: Mr S Tate: Blackwood Nobleman


JUNIOR MALE CHAMPION (Classes 15 & 16) receives the Mabel Sinnett Memorial Perpetual Cup

Champion: PRJ & LR Vincent: Pulham Powerhouse

Reserve: PRJ & LR Vincent: Pulham Pleasure


Junior Male Chamion Pulham Powerhouse
Junior Male Chamion Pulham Powerhouse

GRAND MALE CHAMPION receives the T E Smart Perpetual Cup

Champion: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Northstar

Reserve: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Nugget


Intermediate and Grand Male Champion Haven Northstar
Intermediate and Grand Male Champion Haven Northstar

SUPREME CHAMPION HEREFORD receives the Clive Parker Memorial Trophy

Champion: RA Bradstock & Ptnrs: Free Town Decree; sire: Mara Humorous dam: Free Town Decent

Reserve: E L Lewis & Son: Haven Northstar, sire: Haven Kingpin dam: Haven Curly 124th


Tony Bradstock receiving the Clive Parker Memorial Trophy; Supreme Champion
Tony Bradstock receiving the Clive Parker Memorial Trophy; Supreme Champion
Mike Chandler with The Reserve Supreme Champion: Haven Northstar
Mike Chandler with The Reserve Supreme Champion: Haven Northstar

Young Handlers Competition


Judged by Henry Richmond


Under 14 years of age

1: Harriet Froud

2: Jack O'Connor

3: Jack Lake

4: Oscar Chandler

5: Isabel Cummings


19-26 years of age

1: Flora Amery

2: Casey Parker

3: Ben Lewis

4: Logan Sykes

5: Sinead Conry


'Dendor Memorial' show stick and Thornhill Plate awarded to Harriet Froud - Champion Young Handler
'Dendor Memorial' show stick and Thornhill Plate awarded to Harriet Froud - Champion Young Handler
Reserve Champion: Flora Amery
Reserve Champion: Flora Amery

Our thanks go to John Eveson for kindly providing the photos and supporting the Show.


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