With The Royal Three Counties Show being our local show and with us heavily involved with the Three Counties Agricultural Society, each year it is a big part of our show season and this year didn’t disappoint.
For the third year running, we won the best herd presentation in the entire cattle lines. This competition is judged on presentation of cattle, cleanliness and tidiness of lines and marketing and promotion of the herd.
Meanwhile, on Friday our two-year-old heifer Melview Diva T293 accompanied Paul to meet local school children from John Masefield High School in Ledbury. Many of these children have never seen a cow up close so the opportunity to educate the younger generation about farming was great for the Melview team.
Our educating theme continued on Sunday with Paul and Diva taking to the stage in the ‘Ask The Farmer’ section to discuss being a Royal Three Counties Farming Hero.
On the main day of judging, Melview had some strong competition in the Aberdeen-Angus lines with our team doing us proud by taking a collection of second placings across the board.
The last day of the show saw Paul take to the ring in a judging capacity, as he had the great honour of tapping out the interbreed Rare and Minority Breed Show championship. It was also an honour to see Paul’s dad, John, judging the Gloucester breed on the Saturday, while Kirsty and Georgie helped out stewarding.