Philip and Laura Vincent, Norfolk, bagged three of the top four awards at the National Hereford Show of an online photographic competition, which saw 200 entries sorted by a panel of international judges, with a public vote also counting towards the championship outcome.

The first ticket for the Vincent was the female champion which was awarded to Pulham Pansy 15th. The Vincents’ heifer is no stranger to the National Hereford Show, having been junior female and reserve female champion in 2018 at the usual Tenbury Wells fixture.

She is out of Clipston Pansy R2, a female purchased from the Westways’ Clipston herd, which has had a heavy influence on the Vincents’ Pulham herd. The heifer is by Irish-bred Moyclare Malcolm, which has also had its own share of show success.

Judge, Gary McKeirnan said: “Pansy is a lovely sweet feminine heifer, which is well-marked with nice width. She has a good udder, lovely head and stands to attention.”

It was a clean sweep for the Vincents in the female section, with their five-year-old cow, Pulham Dowager 2nd, gaining the reserve female championship title. She is by Canadian semen from SNS Generator 28X and is out of Pulham Dowager 1st.

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Reserve female champion was awarded to Pulham Dowager again from the Vincents

Haven Lamborghini from EL Lewis and son, Herefordshire, was a firm favourite among the bulls and was announced as male champion. This was a step-up from 2019 where the bull was awarded senior male champion at Tenbury Wells. He is out of Haven Splendour 25th is a son of Haven Cavalier, which was senior male champion at the National Hereford Show in 2010.

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Haven Lamborghini bagged the male champion for EL Lewis and son, Herefordshire

Judge, Robert Clarke commented: “He is as long as a train, clean through his body and has a great presence about him.”

Adding to the Vincent's success was their young Irish-bred stock bull, Shiloh-Farm Elite when it was selected as reserve male champion. He is bred by Hugh Murray and his daughter Sarah, it was the Vincents’ champion when judging Longford Show, Ireland in 2018 before its subsequent purchase.

After sorting the cattle, judging panellists, Brent and Anna Fisher said: “The breeders should be really proud of their cattle. It is really heartening to see such great Herefords and it excites us as Hereford breeders to know there are many tremendous animals out there.”

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Lifting the reserve male champion was Shiloh-Farm Elite once again from the Vincents