Second Annual Premier Society Show & Sale of Females
Wednesday 5th November 2003
Borderway Mart was bustling with activity, for the 2nd Belgian Blue Premier
Female Show and Sale organised by The British Belgian Blue Cattle
Society, in conjunction with The Border Belgian Blue Club.
presenting Allan Wilkinson with the Norbreck Trophy
Springfield Ulanda ET bred by Allan & Deirdre Wilkinson
was put up as Supreme Champion, by Judge, Rhys Jenkins, Nantyclun,
Crymych, Dyfed. "Ulanda" out of the renowned "Ovatie
Van De Wolvendreef" by "President Des 1000 Fontaines" went
on to realise the leading price of 4,600gns; being snapped up by Mr L
A Mowbray of Newton Stewart, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland. "Springfield
Ulanda" also claimed the "Norbreck Havanna" Perpetual Trophy,
presented by Philip
Halhead and the "Insem" Perpetual Trophy, for the
highest priced animal, presented by Glenys Swindle a partner at Insem.
Ulanda ET - 4600gns.
Reserve Championship went to the Belgian import "Eclatante
2316 De Miecret" exhibited by Arwel Owen of the Cwm Herd in Anglesey."Eclatante" was
out of "Vandoise 9293 De Miecret" by "Ministre Du Bouchelet." Arwel
also had a class winner in class 1, Served Heifers, with "Douceur
D' Izier," a shapely heifer out of "Bacasse D'Izier" and
by "Best De Monplaisir."
Stephen Potter, with "Brookfield Tamara ET" took the red
rosette in the Senior Heifer class. "Tamara" is out
of "Brookfield Rhanne" by the well-known Belgian sire "Brutus
Van Het Pasveld"
Mr & Mrs Gregory from Bosworth, in Lincolnshire won the Intermediate Heifer
class with "Gregmaur Una" out of "Gregmaur Nina ET" by
the record-breaking sire "Hazelwood Freshman."
Grateful thanks is conveyed to the main show sponsor, Sam Hamilton
of the "Dundrod" Herd at Express Tyres, Lockerbie and also to Macmin
Ltd, Stirling and T W Relph, Penrith.
Opening bidding was brisk, with lot 1, presented by Philip Halhead, "Norbreck
Stargazer" knocked down at 2,900 gns, to J H Pedley, Carnforth, Lancashire. This
was closely followed with JR & JRW Corlett from Cockermouth, securing "Goiallt
Socks ET" for 2,100 gns, bred by T Jones, Nantgaredig, Dyfed. E
R Hemmings sold "Tamhorn Roseanna ET" out of "Noella Van De
Wolvendreef" by "Penlas North Star ET", to Messrs E & M
Jones, near Bangor, for 2,800gns.
" Herts Octavia Danish" a shapley cow from Holly J Ivory, making 2,300
gns, finding a new home with J Miller, north of the border, in Ayrshire. Her
promising young calf "Herts Vixen" realising 1,300gns, sold to Mr N
Forrester of Westlinton, Carlisle.
Auctioneer, David Dickinson commented, "There was a very healthy trade
for shapely animals, with buyers being very quality conscious."
18 4,600gns 1st
in class 4 and Overall Champion
in class 1
33 2,800gns 3rd
in class 5
gns2nd in class 2
30 1,900gns 5th
in class 5
25 1,900gns 2nd
in class 5
5 Cows (served and/or suckling) £2,793.00 (plus £63.00)
2 Served Heifers £2,205.00
8 Maiden Heifers £1,810.88