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Impressive Aberdeen Angus beast becomes supreme beef champion at Royal Norfolk Show

PUBLISHED: 16:18 28 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:18 28 June 2018

Robert Clarke with Shadwell Ebenezer,the supreme beef champion, from the Shadwell Estate Company, at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Robert Clarke with Shadwell Ebenezer,the supreme beef champion, from the Shadwell Estate Company, at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY


A “tremendous” Aberdeen Angus bull from a farm near Thetford was crowned the supreme beef champion at the Royal Norfolk Show.

Shadwell Ebenezer – whose weight is estimated at 1,500kg as he no longer fits in the cattle crush at the Shadwell Estate – is five years old and has already sired more than 70 calves, with another 60 cows currently expecting his offspring.

Robert Clarke, herd manager at the estate, said the prized bull was making its first show appearance since becoming a reserve national champion in 2014.

“Since then he has been working every year,” he said. “He has been outstanding since he was a calf and, most importantly, he was a bull we needed to use. We have got a lot of his daughters coming through the herd now, so we thought it would be a good time to give him a rest and bring him out to a couple of shows.

“We travel a lot but Norfolk is a prestigious show to win. A lot of people like coming here and we are up against some really good cattle. Winning a show like this obviously helps our sales as well, which is what it is all about.”

Mr Clarke said the 90-strong pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd at Shadwell grazed land to be used by the racehorses for which the estate is famed.

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