• Gemma Haines

National Fold Competition Results 2019

Back in early July the club had the privilege of hosting Ron Fergie of Knockendon fold, Perthshire to judge our National Fold Competition. Over 2 days, accompanied by James Williamson and Jacky Harrison the trio covered nearly 550 miles, drove for 16 hours and visited 11 folds across Wales!


Those who entered the competition were judged on the quality of their stock, husbandry skills and herd management.


Within his assessments, Ron not only looked for the best large fold and best small fold but also judged a further 5 categories for the competition:

• Best group of calves by the same sire

• Best group of pure highland cows with pure calves

• Best group of pure highland cows with cross calves

• Best group of heifers

• Best stock bull


It gives me great pleasure to announce the winners of these 7 categories:


Best Large fold

1st- Stockley Fold, Peter and Sue Smith

2nd- Worlds End Fold, Portia Kennaway & Headstocksman Mark Philpot

3rd- Gelli'r Onn Fold, Richard Oxby


Best Small Fold

1st- Yarchester Fold, Guy Mumford

2nd- The May Fold, Geoff Spawton

3rd- The Acre Fold, Louisa and Jordy Jordan


Best Stock Bull

1st- Celyn Fold, Becky and Huw Rowland, Archie of Yarchester

2nd- The Acre Fold, Louisa and Jordy Jordan

3rd- The May Fold, Geoff Spawton


Best Group of Heifrs

1st- Worlds End Fold, Portia Kennaway & Headstocksman Mark Philpot

2nd- The Acre Fold, Louisa and Jordy Jordan

3rd- Stockley Fold, Peter and Sue Smith


Best group of pure highland cows with cross calves

1st- Worlds End Fold, Portia Kennaway & Headstocksman Mark Philpot


Best group of pure highland cows with pure calves

1st- Stockley Fold, Peter and Sue Smith

2nd- Yarchester Fold, Guy Mumford

3rd- The May Fold, Geoff Spawton


Best group of calves by the same sire

1st- The May Fold, Geoff Spawton

2nd- Stockley Fold, Peter and Sue Smith

3rd- Wallia Glyndwr Fold, Gemma Haines


The committee wishes to congratulate all Folds who participated in the competition and extends its gratitude and thanks to Ron Fergie (and his family who also travelled down south) for traveling the breadth of Wales on this noble quest. We are also most grateful to James and Jacky who organised the competition and accompanied Ron over the course of 2 days.


Trophies and rosettes will be awarded at the AGM in November to placed Folds.





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