Congratulations to the Wood family on winning both the Overall Championship and Overall Reserve titles with their Clonagh Latin Lover calves at the Simmental National Pedigree Calf Show held at the English Winter Fair on Saturday 19th November.
All five of the Popes entries shown at the English Winter Fair were from the first crop of calves by Latin Lover and who was purchased at the ISCS Premier Sale in Roscommon October 2020. He is sired by Clonagh Darling Eyes, Simmental Miss World in 2018 and Overall Simmental of the Year in 2017 and 2018 and sired by Manor Park Hansome.
Commenting afterwards, Vikki Wood said: “As a family we are delighted to win this Championship again and at the same time to help put on a good promotion of the British Simmental breed along with our fellow exhibitors.” Of the Champion, and Clonagh Latin Lover generally, Vikki went on to say: “Latin Lover was bought primarily for his maternal lines and to breed what we hope will be the herd’s next generation of females. Our aim and type in breeding females is to have the typical Simmental attributes of sweetness, femininity and breed character, correctness, and with no extremes. The Champion calf today looks to have those attributes at this early age.”
Congratulations to all at team Popes and we look forward to following the progress of these calves in the future!