Border British Blue Club

2009 calf show


Tenth Annual Calf Show


Wednesday 18th February 2009

The Border British Blue Club staged their Tenth annual open calf show on Wednesday 18th February 2009 at Borderway Mart, Carlisle when nearly all of the 51 catalogued entries were forward for judging. This was made up of 21 males and 30 females all UK born pedigree registered calves born on or after 1st January 2008.

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, H&H Insurance Brokers Ltd 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.

Supreme Champion

The Judge Morag Cartney had the very difficult task of judging the calves. She commented that the calves were well turned out and of exceptional quality throughout. A credit to all exhibitors! Sadly one or two calves didn’t make it to the show. Due to the snow prior to the event they were unable to halter train their calves and get them ready for show. Better luck next year!

Male Champion
Male Champion

The male championship and reserve overall championship was awarded to Kevin Watret, 25 North Field Park, Annan, Dumfriesshire with Solway View Dynamite ET an April 2008 son out of a Baron Du Bois Bauloye IS and Bringlee Sandy flush.

Female and Overall Champion
Female Champion

The female and overall championship was awarded to Alan & Deirdre Wilkinson, Springfield Farm, Out Rawcliffe, Preston with Springfield Darcy ET an August 2008 daughter out of the Blak Du Baty D’Eprave (IS) and Springfield Vichy flush.

Alan & Deirdre Wilkinson also took the reserve male championship with Springfield Dusty ET a February 2008 son out of the Dafydd D’Ochain (IS) (SR) and Woodview Universe flush.

Reserve Female Champion
Reserve Female Champion

Mark & Elaine Hartley, Parklands Bungalow, Roughlee, Nelson, Lancs took the reserve female championship with Pendle Dazzle an April 2008 daughter of Blue Stone Union Jack and out of their homebred cow Pendle Witch.

Progeny Group

Kevin Watret and R Seed & Son, Ashcroft, Chipping, Preston won the Progeny group with two Empire D’Ochain (IS) calves. The first was a male calf Parsonage Drew (1st in his class) and the second a heifer Solway View Drambuie ET (1st in her class).

The reserve progeny group went to two Blue Stone Union Jack daughters shown by Mark & Elaine Hartley. The first was Pendle Dazzle (1st in her class & reserve female champion), and the second Pendle Dotty (2nd in her class) an April 2008 born calf out of Pendle Robinea.

There were more young handlers than we have had in the past, partly due to the half term break. It was great to see them all taking it seriously. Everyone of them kept a very close eye on the judge.

Young Handlers Champion
Young Handlers Champion

The judge awarded Josh Bellas who recently turned 9 the championship award leading Croftends Dan and Phil Halhead’s niece Gabby presented the Norbreck Genetics perpetual shield to Josh. Isabella Hartley was runner up leading Pendle DJ.

Well done to everyone else who really showed great improvements on previous years. We know where to come when we want to train some of our own calves.

Class prize winners were as follows: -

Class 1) male born between 01.01.08 and 23.03.08:
1st & Reserve Male Champion Springfield Dusty ET (AJ &DA Wilkinson);
2nd Croftends Dan ET (JE Bellas & Son);
3rd Headlind Danny Boy (T Allan Jackson);
4th Headlind De Ja Vu (T Allan Jackson)

Class 2) male born between 05.04.08 and 24.04.08:
1st, Male Champion & Reserve Overall Champion Solway View Dynamite ET (Kevin Watret);
2nd Pendle DJ (AM & E Hartley);
3rd Solway View Diego ET (Kevin Watret);
4th Solway View Dandy ET (Kevin Watret).

Class 3) male born between 14.05.08 and 21.06.08:
1st Parsonage Drew (R Seed & Son);
2nd Parsonage Desperate Dan (R Seed & Son);
3rd Chalk Farm Damion (GT Bowe);
4th Stonebyres Duke (A & CS Comrie).

Class 4) female born between 01.01.08 and 16.02.08:
1st Stonebyres Divina ET (A & CS Comrie);
2nd Headlind Dancing Queen (T Allan Jackson);
3rd Bringlee Dulcie (Amanda Waugh);
4th Headlind Dizzy Rascal (T Allan Jackson).

Class 5) female born between 13.03.08 and 26.04.08:
1st & Reserve Female Champion Pendle Dazzle (AM & E Hartley);
2nd Pendle Dotty (AM & E Hartley);
3rd Carrock Davina ET (SJ & RR Brough);
4th Headlind Diamond ET (T Allan Jackson).

Class 6) female born between 05.05.08 and 18.06.08:
1st Solway View Drambuie ET (Kevin Watret);
2nd Parsonage Diamond ET (R Seed & Son);
3rd Blea Cragg Debbie Star ET (G Braithwaite);
4th Bringlee Dulrika ET (Amanda Waugh).

Class 7) female born between 10.07.08 and 01.11.08:
1st, Female & Overall Champion Springfield Darcy ET (AJ & DA Wilkinson);
2nd Croftends Dotty (Jane Seagrave);
3rd Croftends Diva ET (JE Bellas & Son);
4th Annanwater Duo (Kevin Watret).

Class 8 Young Handler (aged 16 and under):
1st Josh Bellas leading Croftends Dan ET;
2nd Isabella Hartley leading Pendle DJ;
3rd Thomas Hartley leading Pendle;
4th Emma Bellas leading Croftends Diva.
Runners up – Richard Seed, Connor Watret, Hannah Murray & Victoria Seed.

Class 9 Progeny Group (2 animals by the same sire but out of different dams)
1st Parsonage Drew (male shown by R Seed & Son) and Solway View Drambuie ET (female shown by Kevin Watret) – 2 calves sired by Empire D’Ochain (IS);
2nd Pendle Dazzle and Pendle Dotty – 2 heifers sired by Blue Stone Union Jack (AM & E Hartley);
3rd two calves sired by Salut 0601 De Sorinne (T Allan Jackson);
4th Stonebyres Duke (male) and Stonebyres Divina ET (Female) sired by Dafydd D’Ochain (A & CS Comrie).



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