The first East Anglian Regional Show of the year with Belted Galloway Classes was held on 29th/30th May at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

The weather was mixed, but the rain thankfully held off during the showing classes. There was a small entry of 8 animals with 7 bought forward from four breeders on the day for Judge Judith Cowie to consider. Judith has a fine herd of Belted Galloways up in Kirkcudbrightshire and is a regular on the northern show circuit with her cattle, she had a particularly successful 2019 season with her red Galloway cow; Copelaw Ruby taking the Royal Highland Show Championship.

2024 Best of Breed Winner went to Sharon Morter with Mourneview Gale a 2022 heifer sired by Dunay Nicholas.  Reserve Best of Breed went to Gruige Orpheus a 2023 born bull sired by Coulmony Bayley.


Bull, born on or after 1st January 2023

1st: Gruige Orpheus, M Robinson (Champion Bull) – 5 Points

2nd: Waveney, DR & NS Chapman – 4 points

Bull, born before 1st January 2023

1st: Millbrook Arnie, M Robinson (Reserve Champion Bull/Reserve Best of Breed) – 5 Points

Heifer, born on or after 1st January 2023

1st: Waveney Anna, DR & NS Chapman (Reserve Female Champion) – 5 Points

Heifer born before 1st January 2023

1st: Mourneview Gail, S Morter (Female Champion/ Best of Breed) – 5 Points

2nd: Copperfield Sloe, A George – 4 Points

Cow born before 31st December 2021

1st: Copperfield Moon, A George – 5 Points

(photos credit – Caroline Tillet)