Ninth Annual Open Calf Show
Wednesday 20th February 2008
The Border British Blue Club staged their Ninth annual
open calf show on Wednesday 20th February at Borderway Mart, Carlisle
when nearly all of the 35 catalogued entries were forward for judging.
This was made up of 15 males and 20 females all UK born pedigree registered
calves born on or after 1st January 2007.
The club would like to thank the sponsors of this event, BBG, for supplying
the semen vouchers, British Blue Cattle Society for the rosettes and
championship sash, Harrison and Hetherington Ltd for the catalogue and
the premises, Borderway Insurance Brokers for the championship prize
money, Massey Bros. (Feeds) for the Perpetual Shield awarded to the champion
calf and Norbreck Genetics for the Perpetual Shield for the winner of
the young handler class.
The Judge Ernie Hemmings (Paulern herd) had the very difficult task of
judging the calves. There was a tremendous show of calves throughout
and it was great to see so many new breeders’ supporting the event.
Male and Overall Champion - Pendle Catterpillar ET
The male championship and overall championship was awarded to Mark & Elaine
Hartley, Roughlee, Nelson with Pendle Catterpillar ET a January 2007
son of Serum D’Anloy (IS) and out of the Pendle Wave flush.
The female and reserve overall championship went to Ryder Farming, Annanwater,
Moffat with Annanwater Coral ET a January 2007 daughter of Affute Du
Ry Ossogne and out of the Tamhorn Romance flush.
Steve & Claire Pattinson,
Roadhead, Carlisle took the reserve male championship with Kelowna
Charnock a January 2007 son of Bringlee Volkawagon and out of their homebred cow Renee (Bringlee Volkawagon
ET was sold for 11,500gns Carlisle May 2005, and is by the noted Baron
Du Bois Bauloye).
Newcomers to the event Malcolm Telfer & Helen Claxton, Stocksfield,
Northumberland won the reserve female championship with Newton Blues
Candice ET a February 2007 son of Danseur D’Embise (IS) and out
of Widewath Venice flush.
Mark & Elaine Hartley also won the Progeny group with two Blue Stone
Union Jack daughters. The first was Pendle Cauldron an April 2007 born
calf out of their hombred cow Robinea (4th in her class) and the second
Pendle Cocopop an April 2007 born calf out of Bannister Tatum (3rd in
The reserve progeny group went to two Gitan Du P’Tit bred calves.
The first, a male, Osborne Carnival a June 2007 born calf out of their
homebred cow Wonder (2nd in his class) and was shown by Mrs Twentyman,
Longhead, Wigton. The second was a heifer, Annanwater Crystal ET a March
2007 born calf out of the Annanwater Vera flush and was shown by Ryder
Border British Blue Club annual progeny show judge Ernie Hemmings, of
the Paulern herd, presents the young handler award to Thomas Hartley,
of Nelson, Lancashire, centre, and his helper Robert Capstick.
There were some very promising entrants in the young handler
class. After much deliberation the judge awarded Thomas Hartley the championship
award and was presented with the Norbreck Genetics perpetual shield
and a show stick from Showtime. Emma Bellas (Croftends herd) was runner
Class prize winners were as follows: -
Class 1) male born between 01.01.07
1st, Male & Overall Champion
Pendle Catterpillar ET (AM & E Hartley);
2nd & Reserve Male Champion
Kelowna Charnock (RS & CL Pattinson);
3rd Annanwater Charlie ET (Ryder
4th Stonebyres Calypso ET (A & CS Comrie).
Class 2) male
born between 08.05.07 and 17.10.07:
1st Newton Blues Casper ET (M Telfer & H
2nd Osborn Carnival (Mrs JE Twentyman);
3rd Croftends Cannon
ET (JE Bellas & Son);
4th Pendle Churchill (AM & E Hartley).
3) female born between 01.01.07 and 07.05.07:
1st, Female & Reserve
Overall Champion Annanwater Coral ET (Ryder Farming); 2nd & Reserve
Female Newton Blues Candice ET (M Telfer & H Claxton);
3rd Pendle Cocopop (AM & E
4th Pendle Cauldron (AM & E Hartley).
Class 4) female born
between 31.05.07 and 11.09.07:
1st Springfield Carrera ET (AJ & DA
2nd Sharplaw Claire ET (MD Gamble & SJ Rigg);
Croftends Crystal ET (JE Bellas & Son);
4th Croftends Connie ET (JE
Bellas & Son).
Class 5 Young Handler (aged 16 and
Hartley aged 8;
2nd Emma Bellas aged 10;
3rd Josh Bellas aged 8;
Isabella Hartley aged 10.
Class 6 Progeny Group (2 animals by the same
sire but out of different dams)
1st Pendle Cauldron and Pendle Cocopop – 2 heifers sired by Blue Stone
Union Jack (AM & E Hartley);
2nd Osborne Carnival (male shown by Mrs JE Twentyman) & Annanwater Crystal
ET (female shown by Ryder Farming) – sired by Gitan du P’Tit
3rd Solway View Cinderella ET (shown by Kevin Watret) and Springfield
Carrera ET (shown by AJ & DA Wilkinson) – 2 heifers sired by
Felicien De Courriaulx (IS).