Livestock geneticist Dr Karl Wellington has cited his impressive showing in Saturday's judging of the Beef Cattle category of the livestock display as a victory for the Jamaica Red Poll Cattle Breeders Society of which he is the immediate past chairman. The event was the annual Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon.
The veteran cattle breeder whose animals (most of which were Red Polls) were entered in 15 classes took 11 first places and four seconds. Among the prizes won by the Red Polls were Supreme Champion Beef Bull, Supreme Champion Beef (Female), Supreme Champion Beef Bull (Junior) and coveted Breeders Cup for the best three animals in a group.
Dr Wellington explained the reason for this year's strong showing. "This is the 60th year of the Jamaica Red Poll Cattle Breeders Society and we made a very special effort to get out as many members of the society to exhibit at the show. In other years I found that not many persons were coming so we did a good selection and this is the result."
Among Dr Wellington's winners were Treason, which was voted Grand Champion Brahman Bull and weighed in at an impressive 1,630lb. However, the four-year-and-10-month-old Atlas which took the Supreme Champion Beef Bull title weighed 2,310lb.
- Christopher Serju