THE Harrisons of Moralee Herefords fame had to ‘make do’ with overall reserve champion in the cattle classes at Monday’s Northumberland County Show.

But the Hereford championship winners for the past four years running were anything but downbeat.

“No, I’m pleased the cup’s gone to someone else to clean for a change,” laughed Tom Harrison.

He and wife Di were “chuffed to bits” with the very impressive looking Moralee 1 Rebel Kicks, home-bred out of stock Danish bull SMH Kingsize.

The 14-month-old had done well at Carlisle’s Agri Expo last autumn and at the Shropshire County Show last Saturday, where he took first in his class.

At Bywell on Monday, he added best in class and male champion, as well as that overall reserve, to the haul.

“He’s destined for a bright future,” said Tom, who added his potential had been apparent from a very young age.

The beast will be off to the Great Yorkshire, Welsh and Three Counties shows this summer too.

Meanwhile, the dairy calf championship went to Breckney Goldie 28 and renowned dairyman Paul Harrison, of Breckney Hill Farm, Heddon-on-the-Wall.

And daughter Victoria got in on the act as well by taking the dairy calf showmanship champion handler title.

Northumberland County Show’s champion of champions, meanwhile, was a Limousin heifer, six weeks in calf, fielded by Ghyll House Farm in Dufton, Cumbria.

Home-bred by Ampetaine Elgin out of Roxburgh Ideal, Coley 1 Clara also won at the Westmorland Show in 2017, said handlers Hannah Brown and Ben Richardson.