Report and pictures by Meyrick Brown

With more than 100 dairy and beef young stock being exhibited, representing more than a dozen different breeds, the Autumn Show at Carmarthen – jointly sponsored by Glanbia, Wynnstay and Elanco – proved to be a major attraction.

In addition there was the official Simmental Welsh Calf Club show and a range of showmanship classes for young handler of all ages.

Overall winner from the dairy entries was Hefin Wilson, Cardigan with the 10 month old Holstein heifer, Tregibby Doorman Pledge, ahead of the leading Brown Swiss entry, the February born Elite Blooming Lovely, from Mark and Sian Williams, Llangain.

Seeing off all challengers in the beef classes was Mima, a 10 month old Limousin cross heifer shown by Ifan Phillip, Newcastle Emlyn and supreme in the Simmental show was Hirwaun Holly –a 23 month old in calf heifer bred by Aled Davies, Ponthirwaun.

Officials: president – Tom Phillips, chairman – Wyn Jones, secretary – Sian Williams,treasurer – Alan Davies.

Class winners


Holstein – Hefin Wilson & Son (Tregibby Doorman Pledge – inter breed dairy champion), res – Marc and Caroline Davies (Tynewydd Fry Rona 15).

Jersey – Iwan Morgan (Erie Gifted A Elegance), res – James Evans (Trecanada Excitingaimless Lady).

Ayrshire – Iwan Thomas (Paith Platinum Eclipse) and res – Paith Lunar Duchess.

British Friesian – Enfys Wheeler (Preseli Patrol Carol), res – Aled Rees (Crugside Chad Pencnwc).

Brown Swiss – Mark and Sian Williams (Elite Blooming Lovely – reserve inter breed champion), res – Alun and Carolyn Davies (St Michael Payssli Dollmae 12).

Dairy Shorthorn – Aled Rees (Crugside Prophet Shandy) and res (Crugside Wildcard Duchess)

Young dairy handlers:

Mature – Ben Baker, reserve – Jessica Hall; Intermediate – Anwen Thomas, res – Rosie Davies; Junior – Enfys Wheeler, res – Ieuan James


British Blue – Izzy Williams (Rhiwonnen Blues Millie) and res (Iz Magician).

Hereford – Rob Morgan (Sancler Oyster) and res (Sancler Pansy).

Beef Shorthorn – Mark and Eluned Davies (Greenley Gypsy Kate) and res (Greenley Gypsy Kap).

Lincoln Red – Robin Whittle (Wragby Phyllis).

Welsh Black – Angharad Jones (Cariad Gwen)

Commercial – Ifan James Phillips (inter breed beef champion) and res.


Female – Aled Davies (Hirwaun Holly –overall winner), res – Meirion and Linda Jones (Dyfed Heather Honey 22nd).

Male – G E Lloyd (Ilkybar Kid), res – Meirion and Linda Jones (Dyfed Icon).

Young beef handlers:

Champion – Angharad Jones; res Izzy Williams