After checking the schedules, he set off for Malvern and was delighted when the October-born 299kg Limousin cross heifer was picked out as the Baby Beef
and National Spring Spectacular Show Supreme Champion.
Rhys, who collected a total of three class wins, and the reserve Baby Beef
title, said: "All in all it's been a very good show for us.
Their home-bred baby beef
heifer, Blackberry, a March-born Limousinsired British Blue x Limousin, topped the prices with a bid of PS7,100 by Michael Alford of Collumpton, Devon.
A well as the supreme title, Limousins took the reserve sash, along with the heifer and reserve heifer, overall steer and Baby Beef
judge, beef producer and showman Philip Price said: "She's just a very showy heifer.
Anita Padfield from Norfolk will officiate in the baby beef
classes, while Ken James, also from Cumbria, will be judging the Mule ewe lamb class.
Reserve Baby Beef
champion a homebred Charolais cross steer called Rooney, exhibited by Rhys Owen, Llandyfrydog Meleri Jones, Llantrisant, with British Blue heifer Good Girl ANGLESEY Winter Fair was brought forward just two weeks but there was late summer feel to a show blessed by balmy weather.
Earlier this year the 12-month-old black Limousin x British Blue won the Baby Beef
title at Beef Expo, York.
LIMOUSINS ruled the roost in the championships at Countryside Live in Harrogate this year, taking the Supreme Beef Championship and Baby Beef
titles, as well as the Reserve Baby Beef
championship and the Reserve Overall Steer Championship.
AND YFC CLASS OF YOUNG CALVES An excellent show of quality young calves attracted a large crowd of keen buyers, all looking for their future star for the next season.
There will also be strong competition among the exhibitors of baby beef
heifers (52) and baby beef
It is believed to be the first Baby Beef
animal to get the nod over more senior contenders.
The event, which aims to bring together the best of pedigree and commercial livestock from the length and breadth of the UK, features 26 cattle classes - including Baby Beef
, Continental and Native Bred - with a champion's award presented for the best animal among the entries.
The Baby Beef
Steer Lot 242 named Wally, a British Blue X Welsh Black bred and exhibited by D Huw Jones and Family (Gwarcwm Herd), proved the icing on the cake for the Society, beating the previously undefeated Poker Mon who won at Countryside Live, Agri-Expo, English Winter Fair and the Scottish Winter Fair.
Previous wins included the Royal Welsh steer championship at Builth Wells, where he was eventually placed behind baby beef
leader Mini M, from Glyn Howatson, of Ty Newydd, Nantglyn.