The two and a half year old Hereford bull was tapped forward by judge Robert Alwyn as the best animal on show from the 15 champions present. Owned and bred by the Livesey family in Leicestershire, Leartes is no stranger to success. Along with his Interbreed win from the Highland last month he also claimed supreme calf champion at the National calf show two years ago. Sired by Romany 1 Distiller he is out of past past female of the year Normanton 1 Jews Ear C21.

Not far behind and claiming the reserve Interbreed sash was the Simmental champion Popes Princess Cleo. This February 2011 cow was brought out by breeders J H & V G Wood. Sired by Banwy Wonderboy this one is from homebred dam Popes Nellys Princess.