Border British Blue Club Open Calf Show
Friday 31st October 2008
The Border British Blue Club staged their inaugural open calf show
on Friday 31st October at the Borderway Agri-Expo 2008 at Borderway
Mart, Carlisle when nearly all of the 48 catalogued entries were forward
for judging. This was made up of 21 males and 27 females all UK born
pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st October 2007.
The club would like to thank the sponsors of this event, Norbreck Genetics
who supplied the prize money, British Blue Cattle Society for the rosettes
and championship sash, Harrison and Hetherington Ltd for the catalogue
and the premises.
Trophies - David Dickinson Memorial Trophy for the overall champion
calf; BK Ryder Memorial Trophy for the reserve overall champion calf;
Bellas Perpetual Trophy for the best animal opposite sex to the champion
and Norbreck Genetics Perpetual Trophy for the breeder with the most
Chairman Steve Pattinson would like to thank all those who supplied
cattle for the British Blue stand at the Agri-Expo they certainly generated
a lot of interest and were a great spectacle for the breed. He would
also like to say a big thank you to all those who helped on the Blue
stand. It was very much appreciated.
The Judge Brian Wheatley, Home Farm, Penrith (President of the Border
British Blue Club) had the very difficult task of judging the calves.
He commented that he was greatly pleased with the quality of calves
presented to him and must congratulate all exhibitors for making such
an effort to attend this event.
The overall championship was awarded to Kevin Watret with Solway
View Ceaser ET an October 2007, exceptionally well grown, black and white
son of Baron Du Bois Bauloye (IS) and out of the Bringlee Sandy flush.
Alan Dickinson brother of the late David Dickinson (official society
auctioneer to the British Blue Cattle Society 1989-2007) presented
The reserve overall championship went to N & M Beardsley with Woodlands
Diamante ET a January 2008, black and white, very correct daughter
of Felicien De Courriaulx (IS) and out of the Woodlands Wildthing flush.
Andy Ryder presented the BK Memorial Trophy for the reserve overall
champion animal to Nicola Beardsley and Andrew Bellas presented the
Bellas Trophy for the best animal opposite sex to the champion.
Danny & Jane Wyllie won the Progeny group with two Tamhorn Sumo
(SR) daughters. The first was Tamhorn Daffodil ET (2nd in her class)
and the second Tamhorn Deidre ET (1st in her class).
The reserve progeny group also went to two Tamhorn Sumo (SR) bred calves
shown by Danny & Jane Wyllie. The first was Tamhorn Cosmos ET (2nd
in his class), and the second, Tamhorn Duke ET (1st in his class).
Phil Halhead presented the Norbreck Genetics perpetual trophy for the
breeder with the most points to Danny Wyllie (Tamhorn Herd)
Class prize winners were as follows: -
Class 1) male born between 01.10.07 and 23.11.07:
1st & Overall Champion Solway
View Ceaser ET (Kevin Watret);
2nd Tamhorn Cosmos ET (D & J Wyllie);
3rd Pendle Churchill (AM & E Hartley);
4th Oak Tree Collosuss ET (JH Pedley);
5th Crackley Bank Conker ET (Paul Walker).
Class 2) male born between 21.12.07 and 27.02.08:
1st Tamhorn Duke ET (D & J Wyllie);
2nd Oak Tree Cupid ET (JH Pedley);
3rd Croftends Dazzler ET (JE Bellas & Son) :
4th Woodlands Destroyer ET (N & M Beardsley);
View Dazzler ET (Kevin Watret).
Class 3) male born between 25.03.08 and 26.06.08:
View Diego ET (Kevin Watret);
View Dynamite ET (Kevin Watret);
3rd Mutton Hall Domino ET (SJ & RR Brough);
View Dandy ET (Kevin Watret).
Class 4) female born between 01.10.07 and 01.12.07:
1st Crackley Bank Candy Girl ET (Paul Walker);
2nd Annanwater Cleo ET (Kevin Watret);
3rd Croftends Candy ET (JE Bellas & Son);
View Cleopatra ET (David & James McKerrow);
5th Oak Tree Caroline ET (JH Pedley).
Class 5a female born between 05.01.08 and 20.01.08:
1st & reserve overall champion and best animal opposite sex to
the champion Woodlands Diamante ET (N & M Beardsley);
2nd Tamhorn Daffodil ET (D & J Wyllie);
View Dolly ET (Kevin Watret);
4th Cromwell Daisy Chain ET (AE Neachell & Son);
5th Cromwell Darling Erica ET (AE Neachell & Son).
Class 5b female born between 01.02.08 and 16.02.08:
1st Tamhorn Deidre ET (D & J Wyllie);
2nd Chalford Manor Destiny ET (DH Plested);
3rd Cromwell Diddup (DH Plested).
Class 6 female born between 24.03.08 and 10.07.08:
1st Pendle Dazzle (AM & E Hartley);
2nd Haneve Dora (JA & E Murray);
3rd Cromwell Dakota (AE Neachell & Son);
4th Carrock Dee Dee (SJ & RR Brough);
5th Carrock Davina ET (SJ & RR Brough)
|Photos from Market Sense
A Brough time with a young calf
Danny and Phil with Norbreck Trophy
final line up
Judge Brian Wheatley
Judging calf show
Kevin Watret wins the David Dickinson trophy
Sumo progeny win title