IMPROVING on his success at last week’s National Poll Show, where he took the Reserve Supreme Championship, Gerald Blandford of Bosbury, Ledbury, went one better by taking the Supreme Hereford Championship at Kington Show with Bosa 1 Jumpstart.

Eighteeen-month old ‘Jumpstart’, by Reydon 1 Phoenix, is to be offered for sale at the forthcoming Society Sale to be held in Hereford on October 12.

Judge Bernard Rimmer, the cur rent breed president, described the bull as a tremendous animal, wellfleshed, of outstanding length and with great masculinity and presence.

His choice for the Reserve Supreme position was the 17- month-old Grand Female Champion, Dendor 1 Ruby, by Hawkesbury 1 Prosper, bred and exhibited by D.E, E.D, and A.L.

Jones, of Caersws in Powys.

Mr Rimmer said it was a close decision between his supreme and reserve, with the heifer being very correct with great femininity and good shape.

The Reserve Grand Male Championship went to R.J.and A.L. Welsh of Ludlow with their 21- month-old Ashford Whisky sired by Spinney Puma.

‘Whisky’, a previous champion at the National Horned Show at Tenbury, is another bull to be offered at the society’s sale in October to be held at Hereford Livestock Market.

The Reserve Grand Female Championship went to 17-month-old Pencombe 1 Countess 155, sired by Kinglee 1 Finn, and bred and exhibited by R.E.and P.C.H. Thomas of Pencombe, near Bromyard.

The Bull Calf Championship went to a yearling calf, Dendor 1 Khan, sired by the Danish bull SMH Euro, and bred and exhibited by D.E,E.D, and A.L. Jones, of Caersws, Powys.

The Reserve Championship went to A and M McHarg, Church Stretton, Shropshire, with a 10-month-old calf Newhouse Kilo, sired by Haven Cavalier, another champion from the National Show at Tenbury.

The Heifer Calf Championship went to Leicester based breeder, Peter Cobley, with a yearly heifer Kinglee 1 Sadie 413, sired by Leos Pride 1 Ellis.

The Reserve Championship went to another Jones family bred heifer, 11-month-old Dendor 1 Molly 41, sired by Solpoll 1 Gilbert.

The trophies for the Best Group of Three Animals and the Best Pair of Animals went to M.J. and H.M. Timmis of Shraden Herefords, Baschurch, near Shrewsbury.

The Reserve Group of Three went to D.E, E.D, and A.L. Jones, Dendor Herefords, and the Reserve Pair went to H. Weston and Sons Ltd., B o u n d s Herefords, Much Marcle, Ledbury.