Border British Blue Club

2008 calf show


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

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 her class).

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 Farming.

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.

Border British Blue Club young handler award

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 up.

Class prize winners were as follows: -

Class 1) male born between 01.01.07 and 30.04.07:
1st, Male & Overall Champion Pendle Catterpillar ET (AM & E Hartley);
2nd & Reserve Male Champion Kelowna Charnock (RS & CL Pattinson);
3rd Annanwater Charlie ET (Ryder Farming);
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 Claxton);
2nd Osborn Carnival (Mrs JE Twentyman);
3rd Croftends Cannon ET (JE Bellas & Son);
4th Pendle Churchill (AM & E Hartley).

Class 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 Hartley);
4th Pendle Cauldron (AM & E Hartley).

Class 4) female born between 31.05.07 and 11.09.07:
1st Springfield Carrera ET (AJ & DA Wilkinson);
2nd Sharplaw Claire ET (MD Gamble & SJ Rigg);
3rd Croftends Crystal ET (JE Bellas & Son);
4th Croftends Connie ET (JE Bellas & Son).

Class 5 Young Handler (aged 16 and under):
1st Thomas Hartley aged 8;
2nd Emma Bellas aged 10;
3rd Josh Bellas aged 8;
4th 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 Mayeur;
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).


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