Aberdeen Angus scores double success for Shadwell Estate

Royal Norfolk Show 2015.Tom Biela with the Overall interbreed beef champion.

Royal Norfolk Show 2015.Tom Biela with the Overall interbreed beef champion. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Royal Norfolk Show's supreme beef champion title was awarded to an Aberdeen Angus heifer – bringing a double success for her owners.

Shadwell Rose was entered by the Shadwell Estate, which is based near Thetford, although the cattle are kept at Lavenham in Suffolk.

In her first year of showing, she had already become Three Counties champion two weeks ago, and also won a first prize at the Suffolk Show.

Her interbreed title marked a double success for Shadwell, as she was also part of the 'breeder's group of three' team which won the category for the estate for the second year running.

Herd manager Robert Clarke said: 'I am ecstatic. There is no higher achievement than being 'best in show' and to win a breeder's group as well is fantastic.

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'She (Shadwell Rose) is two years old in September and will be calving in February. She has good character, which is important in a pedigree animal.

'She is square on her feet, and full of flesh, which is what a beef animal should be. It is all about her general showiness, and it helps that she is black because they really do shine.'

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