The inaugural South Wales Welsh Black breeders calf show was recently held at Carmarthen Livestock centre as part of the Multi Breed Calf show together with the Dyfed Hereford breeders and Welsh Simmental Club Calf shows.

Following a successful show season in south Wales for the Cariad herd picking up the club's small shows award for most points gained during the season, the day's champion was awarded to Cariad Molly exhibited by Angharad Jones, Pantyrefail, Llanfynydd.

Molly, an April-born Brysgaga Berwyn daughter, had earlier in the day won the March/April 2019-born heifer calf class. She had previously been show under her dam, who took the breed champion at Llanddarog and Llandeilo shows.

The reserve champion was Trefychan-ar-Daf Ellen 5th from another successful and great supporter of the summer shows, Ben Reynolds of Ffynnon Glir, Whitland.

She also came from the female section in the form of the January/February 2019 heifer calf class winner. A January-born daughter of the 1980-born AI bull Casgob Woppa and a home bred cow Trefychan-ar-Daf Elen 4th.

The winner of the May/June 2019 female class was Cariad Ffion from Angharad Jones.

All the bull calves present were in the junior class, and won by a June born twin Cariad Rhys 2nd, again from Angharad Jones. Sired by her stock bull Cariad Tywysog Du, Rhys 2nd is a full brother to her summer show heifer and 2019 Glyn Jones champion maiden heifer.

The Castell Howell foods sponsored young handlers competition was keenly contested.

17 to 26-year-old winner and champion handler winning the Castell Howell trophy: Ben Reynolds.

Seven to 11-year-old winner: Harri Morris.

Under six-years-old: Griff Morris.

The South Wales Welsh Blacks thanked the judge G James Esq, Pembrokeshire, the stewards and all the sponsors for their support at their inaugural event.